It looks like the search giant to expanding its Pixel range and to compete with other manufacturers like Microsoft Surface, has announced a new Android convertible tablet. The Google Pixel C is official now at Nexus event in San Fransisco, it’s CEO Sunder Pichai has introduced the world with the new Android Marshmallow based hybrid tablet. Details in que can be checked right after this jump.
Meet Pixel C, Google’s biggest counter to Microsoft Surface line of gadgets and of course a limited answer to Apple’s iPad Pro as well. It would be unfair to say that it’s a new or unanticipated device, but we certainly weren’t expecting to catch a glimpse of the Pixel C tablet anyway.
The new Google Pixel C is a 10.2-inch tablet with USB Type C and it runs on Android (earlier Pixel tablets were Chromebooks running Chrome OS, so this one is certain deviation), which it is powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
First to clarify is that this Google Pixel C has no OEM partner like Nexus devices which introduced earlier and today – Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X. The Mountain View company is responsible for Pixel through and ever. With a super bright 500 nits, the Pixel C tablet comes in at a fairly reasonable 308 ppi density with a resolution of 2560 x 1800 pixels screen.
The device which we are speaking about is the Google Pixel C – powered by a monstrous NVIDIA Tegra X1 quad-core processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. Google says makes it powerful enough to handle work and entertainment. Highlighted here is how keybaord will work with the Pixel tablet, which is the accessory that doesn’t need a kickstand and can be adjusted from 100 to 135 degrees. Connects via Bluetooth. The tablet will come in 32GB and 64GB variants of onboard storage.
Considering that it’s and Android tablet, you’ll naturally consume media on this super bright screen. Impressively, you get an array of four microphones for reducing stereo crosstalk, and speakers onboard. Pixel C will also be one of those rare tablet devices that will feature a USB-C connector.
Competition is always there with Apple’s newly announced iPad Pro and Redmond-based Software maker’s Surface lineup, and Google with Pixel C now. With dedicated Bluetooth keyboard attachment, it wouldn’t make any sense that it wasn’t able to convert into a makeshift laptop. Enter – Pixel C, essentially converts the device into a lappy by letting you adjust the screen from at angles, and on the same time adding physical keys to it. The keyboard connects through Bluetooth, boasts a battery of about two months, and charges inductively via the tablet when not in use. Great!
No wonders were the stylus is, though. With a full-size $149 keyboard, the Pixel C device is purely meant to useful while doing extensive typing and the key-board will be sold seperately.
The Pixel C tablet and keyboard will both be available in time for the holidays and will retail for $499 for the 32GB version, and an extra $100 for the 64GB model, Google says. The device is expected to be hands-on in around late November.