Tomorrow is shaping up to be a pretty big day for Google fans, with the introduction of two new Nexus phones, final details on Android 6.0, new Chromecast hardware, and perhaps a few other tricks and surprises. Now according to a new report, we could also be seeing a brand new tablet from Google.
Unlike the Nexus tablet family, this tablet won’t be made with a partnering company and will be directly produced under the Google brand name. Furthermore, this won’t be branded as part of the Nexus family either. Instead, the new tablet will allegedly be called the Google Pixel C.
Before you start jumping to conclusions, no, just because it shares the same Pixel sub-brand as two Chromebooks doesn’t mean this is a Chrome OS device. The rumor, first reported by Android Police, says the tablet will offer Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It’s unclear if Google will make any changes to the OS, though we’d say (coming directly from Google) it should be pretty near-stock if not completely vanilla. Other specs will include an Nvidia X1 processor with 3GB of LPRDDR4 RAM, a 10.2-inch display with 308ppi, and USB Type C.
The overall build quality should be similar to existing Pixel laptops, meaning a metallic design with a glowing light bar on the back. The Pixel C will also reportedly have two keyboard accessories, one in aluminum and one in leather, that attach to the tablet, making it sort of the Google version of the Microsoft Surface.
For fans of 10-inch tablets, the Pixel C could certainly be exciting news. Of course, we imagine that this particular tablet won’t come cheap. It’s also important to note that we can’t confirm the legitimacy of this rumor, and so we’d take it all with a grain of salt. Thankfully, we should know more about the upcoming tablet by tomorrow, though the tablet won’t actually ship until sometime in November if the rumor proves correct.
Source: Android Authority