We know the Google Pixel tablet is real and is on the way – but we don’t know much about it yet. Now, some key specs of slate may have been exposed using code added under the hood to Android by Google engineers.
As the developer noted Kuba Wojciechowski (opens in a new tab) (by XDA Developers (opens in a new tab)), it looks like the Pixel tablet will feature a first-generation Tensor chipset that also powers the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The upcoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones will run with the 2nd generation Tensor chip.
Other changes made to the code suggest we’re looking at 4GB of RAM and the front and rear cameras to match the selfie camera on the Pixel 6 – so nothing too spectacular in terms of the quality of the photos you’re going to be able to snap.
A few months ago, Google announced its new Pixel tablet. Not much is known other than that it will arrive in 2023, however I did manage to find some details that are not yet known. 🧵 pic.twitter.com/NGdkg7XL3NSeptember 1, 2022
Stick to Wi-Fi
According to Wojciechowski, it doesn’t seem likely the Pixel tablet will have any support for GPS or cellular connectivity – so you’ll have to stick to Wi-Fi if you want to connect to the internet using that particular tablet.
Digging the code also confirmed that the tablet will double as the Google Nest Hub if you need it, giving you smart home control and access to an array of Google services. The Google Assistant will obviously be front and center as you might expect.
Put all of these tips together and it feels like an affordable, family-friendly tablet that’s perfect for surfing the web, catching up on social media, and watching movies – the iPad Pro is definitely not. based on this information.
Analysis: We need another Nexus 7
At first glance, the Pixel tablet specs may seem disappointing: an older processor, little RAM, and no cellular connectivity option to stay connected on the go when Wi-Fi isn’t available.
However, when it comes to tablets, it’s sometimes better to stick to the basics – especially if that means the price is lower. Many people don’t require a tablet to be a productivity engine, they just want to check email and enjoy content.
See also Google Nexus 7 – It’s been almost a decade since the last version of this tablet was released, but it was a brilliant combination of specs that were good enough for most needs and a price that almost anyone could afford.
Amazon has had a lot of success with Fire tablets, which are also inexpensive tablets that do simple things well. We’ll know for sure what the Google Pixel tablet has to offer when it launches in 2023.