Google IO 2022 was full of surprises, because along with the expected ads, the company also teased similar Pixel 7 and even a new Pixel tablet.
It came as a complete surprise as well in addition to the vacancy announcement previously there was no indication that Google was working on a new plan. But now Google has not only confirmed that it is working on one, it has even shown images of the Pixel tablet and shared the first details.
Below you will find everything we have heard about the Google Pixel tablet. For now, that’s basically just what Google told us, but we expect leaks and rumors to start coming in soon, and it’s good to add them to this article as soon as they do.
Cut off in pursuit
- What is it? Future tablet from Google
- When does it come out? 2023
- How much will it cost? No idea yet
Release date and price of Google Pixel tablet
Google has confirmed that it aims to release the Pixel tablet in 2023, so the wait before it can be purchased takes a long time.
The company hasn’t become more specific, but we can make a reasonable assumption if we can see it, as there are two times a year when Google seeks to release new hardware. First there is Google IOwhich almost always happens in May.
Then comes the launch of the new Pixel license plates, which takes place before the end of the year, usually – but not always – in October. So, during one of these events Google will be an obvious moment to launch the Pixel tablet, but it is possible that the tablet may be introduced at another time in 2023.
Of the two possible options, we believe that October is the most likely, because Google was not sure that the bar will be released by the end of 2023 – rather, it’s just the company’s goal. So there’s probably a lot of work to be done on that.
We don’t know yet how much the tablet will cost. We can’t even guess for sure, as the company hasn’t released any other tablets lately, and we don’t know how high-end the Google Pixel Tablet is.
News and rumors
Google has shared some images of the Pixel tablet, two of which you can see above.
The panel is shown here in white with a curved back, a fairly large frame around the screen and a camera with a single lens on both the front and back.
From the design – which is a bit like Fr. Google Home Hub without a stand – we think it will probably be mid-range rather than high-end, so it could be more of a base competitor iPad 10.2 or iPad Air (2022) than en iPad Pro 11 or Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra.
In addition to a brief overview, Google also revealed that the tablet will use the company’s Tensor chipset (which is currently in Pixel 6 range). However, given that this is not until 2023, we expect that the as yet unannounced second or third generation chipset will be used, not the current one.
We also know, of course, that the Pixel tablet will run Android – in particular Android 13 or Android 14, depending on when it launches in 2023. As a Google device, it is also sure to get a lot of software updates – and get them fast.
But it won’t be the Android tablet experience, as you may know, because Google is working to improve things on Android 13 tablets, which should bring redesigned interfacedesigned to make the most of large screens.
Also, we can assume that it may have the same 50-megapixel rear camera as the Pixel 6, as Google doesn’t tend to change the camera hardware it uses too often, and it was a new sensor for the range.