As expected, Google launched the Pixel Tablet at I/O 2023 this week. In the Keynote address, Rose Yao introduced the new device, hailing it as the “Only tablet engineered by Google and designed specifically to be helpful in your hand and in the place they are used the most, the home.”
Note: The Pixel Tablet debuted at Google’s I/O 2023 developer conference alongside the Pixel Fold and Pixel 7a.
The company first teased the upcoming device back in January, and its details leaked online a few days ago. So there aren’t many surprises in today’s announcement. Highlights of the device include its 11-inch screen, included speaker/charging dock, Tensor G2 processor, and dual 8MP cameras. Connection ports on the new device include a USB-C for charging and data as well as a 4-pin accessory connector. Other physical features of the Pixel Tablet are its volume rocker, four integrated speakers, and finger-print scanner/power button.
During her presentation, Yao highlighted the 11-inch display, the Tensor G2, cutting-edge personal AI. She also mentioned that the Pixel Tablet is an excellent device for video calls on Google Meet. She also noted the tablet’s ability to edit photos and take voice dictation. Yao also pointed out the Pixel Tablet’s ability to switch between user profiles since these types of devices are often shared between multiple people.
However, the most notable feature of the Pixel Tablet is its included speaker dock that keeps the device fully charged and transforms it into a smart home hub and media player. The tablet will be able to control all your smart home devices and is fully Matter compatible.
The Pixel Tablet starts at $499 is available for pre-order today and will ship “next month,” according to Yao.
Other mobile devices announced at Google I/O 2023 include the Pixel Fold and the Google Pixel 7a. The company also rolled out multiple new generative AI products. Check out our full coverage of everything Google announced at the conference.
Google Pixel Tablet
Pre-order the Pixel Tablet today for a new AI-powered smart home controller and media player.