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Meet the Pixel Tablet: Google’s first Android tablet in years

The Google Pixel Tablet is a smart home display masquerading as an Android 13 tablet. It costs USD 499 with the speaker base and is available for pre-order now. It has an 11-inch screen with a nano-ceramic coating finish and comes in three colors (Hazel or gray, Porcelain or white, and Rose).

The Pixel Tablet is powered by Google’s Tensor G2 chip, with the same multitasking features as devices running on Android L. Plus, it supports AI features like voice typing, Magic Eraser, and Photo Unblur. It also has optimized apps for larger screens, such as Gmail, WhatsApp, Disney+, and Spotify. As far as we know, it is also the first Android tablet to support WhatsApp video calls.

You can use it as a smart display to control your smart home devices and see your photos when attached to the speaker dock. Guests in your home can access these basic smart home functions and ask Google questions. However, they can’t access your personal information without biometric access or a password/passcode.

The Google Pixel Tablet is also the first slate with Chromecast built-in, allowing you to use it as an extra screen. But the screen needs to be on the dock for this to work. If you plan to use it for video calls, there are two 8-megapixel cameras on this slate. And Google Meet does its software magic to keep you in the frame.

Google Pixel Tablet and its accessories

Google promises up to 12 hours of streaming on the Pixel Tablet, which is probably one of the main uses of this device.

Is the Google Pixel Tablet something you’d want to get?