Google to release 10.2-inch Android tablet called the Pixel C?

Google to release 10.2-inch Android tablet called the Pixel C?
Google is rumored to be prepping a large screened tablet of its own, following the unveiling of the 12.9-inch Apple iPad Pro earlier this month. Called the Pixel C, the slate is rumored to offer a 10.2-inch display with a pixel density of 308ppi. The screen will be brightly backlit with the ability to reach 500 nits. Under the hood is the NVIDIA Tegra X1 SoC, which scored nearly 75,000 on AnTuTu. The chipset features an octa-core CPU with a 256-core Maxwell GPU. 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM is inside, and a Type-C USB port is on board. Android will be pre-installed.

While this is not a Nexus device, we could see it unveiled at tomorrow's event, with Google branding on the tablet. The company will offer two keyboard accessories for the slate. One will be made of aluminum, the other will have a leather build. Both will recharge automatically when the cover is closed. 

The Pixel C is expected to look like the Pixel laptops, but without the keyboards attached. The lightbar on the back will remain, allowing you to see how much battery life remains.

While there is no word on pricing, the tablet is not expected to be cheap. The Pixel C is said to be scheduled for a November release, just in time for the holiday shopping season.

source: AndroidPolice

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25 Comments

1. SamsungPhanboy

Posts: 765; Member since: Mar 31, 2015

Hell yea! Been waiting on a new android tablet that runs stock.

3. Jango

Posts: 372; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

This has got me very interested and sat up now

8. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

If it is a pixel, it may actually run chrome OS and maybe dual boot Android. That would be amazing....I think.

18. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Wooties. Type C like its laptop counterpart...I would like to know how it is in the real world!

2. technitude

Posts: 263; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

How is the introduction of a 10.2" tablet a followup to the introduction of a 12.9" tablet?

11. murali_v_2000

Posts: 36; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

This article is following a pattern of iPhoneArena writers to insert references to Apple (in Android related articles) even when one is unnecessary. I bet you won't see such referenes to Android in the articles about Apple !!!

23. Tizo101

Posts: 524; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

they are turning us into trolls, even if that wasn't our initial intentions.

4. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I really like the Pixel's design so I'm excited to see this. If I remember correctly, there was a leaked "Nexus tablet" benchmark about a month or two back that didn't specify a manufacturer. Could the reason be that the manufacturer is Google? Curious that it's running Android. I'd be interested in seeing a Chrome OS tablet.

7. hwb01

Posts: 355; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Dual boot Chrome and Android would be interesting

5. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

With the average phone now having a screen around 5.5 inches, why do we need tablets? Isn't the tablet market dying fast now?

13. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Um 10.2 inches is a lot better than 5.5...and it's so easy to connect them now that once you start using a tablet at home, you can't use your phone.

9. surethom

Posts: 1663; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

It does not say but I presume this will be an Android tablet??

10. darealist

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

Same limitations as Android phones. Pointless.

24. Tizo101

Posts: 524; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

what limitations are you talking about?

12. SnakєBoyVincentLiu unregistered

iPad Pro copy = no buy

15. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Copy? and iPad Pro is the all new and definitely not a copy product right? Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, has been out for a while now, over a year in fact. "but its not as good as iPad Pro!" - Well uh, its also over a year old? "it didn't sell because it wasn't worth it! - Guess what iPad Pro isn't worth it either, might as well get a laptop that can actually run full range of programs rather then just limiting yourself?

17. SnakєBoyVincentLiu unregistered

As long as I can watch my cat videos on the latest and greatest Apple devices, I have no problems. But when companies like Samsung and Google copy these innovative products, I have plenty of problems.

20. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

I think you misread my post....Samsung has had a 12.2 product, that is exactly the same as iPad Pro, However Samsung's product has been on the market for more then a year, so if anything Apple is the one copying not the other way around.

14. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

Good luck trying to cool down the x1 without a fan

16. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Good question that, how they will handle it, though from what I'm told Nvidia shield has no fan, so it is definitely doable, maybe they will use a big headspreader to spread out the surface area? Big as in not thick, can be very thin and spread head over large area effectively.

19. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

The shield tablet doesn't have a fan, but it has the Tegra K1, not X1. The Android TV shield does have the X1 and does have a fan. I assume they would heavily underclock it compared to the Android TV shield though.

21. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Refering to nvidia 'shield' Which is their tv console based on X1, yeah I know naming is a bit weird, tablet now is called nvidia shield tablet.

22. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Please just release a 3rd generation Nexus 7.... I don't care who I have to suck to make this happen :P

25. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 246; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

I was messing around with a ppi calculator, and there are no common resolutions that would give 308 ppi. There close with 301 for the screen size but not 308. Unless the pull and Apple and make up a resolution so they can attain this density.

26. matistight

Posts: 981; Member since: May 13, 2009

"Android will be pre-installed." Well, yes, but which one?

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