Google IO 2022 was full of surprises as the company also showed off products like the Pixel 7 and the new Pixel Tablet, along with the expected announcement.
This was completely surprising, as there were no previous signs that Google was working on a new slate other than job advertisements. However, Google has now confirmed that they are working on it, as well as showing an image of the Pixel Tablet and sharing the first details.
Then below you can find everything you’ve heard about the Google Pixel tablet so far. For now, that’s basically what Google told us. However, we expect leaks and rumors to start soon, and once they do, we’ll add it to this article.
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- What is that? Tablets Coming Soon by Google
- when is it coming out 2023
- How much does it cost? no ideas yet
Google Pixel tablet release date and price
Google has confirmed that they are aiming to launch a Pixel Tablet sometime in 2023, so we will have to wait quite a while before we can buy it.
The company wasn’t more specific than that, but there are two points in the year when Google tends to release new hardware, so we can make educated guesses as to when we’ll see it. First, there’s Google IO, which almost always takes place in May.
Then, usually, but not always, in October, a new numbered Pixel model is released at the end of the year. So, one of these events will be an obvious time for Google to launch the Pixel tablet, but instead it’s possible that the tablet will be unveiled at another time in 2023.
Of the two possible options, we think October is the most likely, as Google isn’t sure the slate will be out until the end of 2023. Rather, it is just a company goal. So there’s probably a lot left to do.
Until now, we do not know how much the tablet will cost. I can’t really even guess, because the company hasn’t launched any other tablets recently, and I don’t know how luxurious the Google Pixel tablet is.
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Google has shared some images of the Pixel Tablet, two of which you can see above.
The slate comes in white with a curved back, fairly large bezels around the screen, and a single-lens camera on both the front and back.
In a design slightly similar to the standless Google Home Hub, we think this will probably be a midrange slate rather than a high-end, so it could be more of a competitor to the basic iPad. 10.2 or iPad Air (2022) than iPad Pro 11 or Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra.
In addition to the brief description, Google has also revealed that the tablet will use the company’s Tensor chipset (which is currently in the Pixel 6 family). However, given that it won’t land until 2023, it is expected that an unannounced 2nd or 3rd gen chipset will be used rather than now.
Of course, we also know that the Pixel Tablet will run Android specifically on Android 13 or Android 14 depending on when it launches in 2023. And because it’s a Google device, you get a lot of software updates and get them quickly.
But this won’t be an Android tablet experience. That’s because Google is working to improve the Slate’s capabilities with Android 13 set to offer a redesigned interface designed to take full advantage of the larger screen.
Aside from that, Google tends not to change the camera hardware it uses too often, so we can speculate that it could have the same 50MP rear camera as the Pixel 6.