Google to launch an Android-powered Pixel tablet, report claims

Google’s event tomorrow is shaping up to be action-packed.  We’re expecting a duo of Nexus smartphones to launch (debuting Android Marshmallow), new Chromecast devices, and now we have word of a new tablet – the Pixel C.

The report comes via Android Police and they’re fairly confident on the details they’ve managed to dig up.  But of course, take this leak with a grain of salt.  Fortunately, we only have to wait a day’s time to find out the deal.

What’s interesting is that this new tablet will be marketed as a “Pixel” device, but will run Android as opposed to ChromeOS.  Recall that the Pixel moniker as been historically used for Google’s premium Chromebook laptop.  If you haven’t heard of it, it may be because the steep price makes it out of most people’s reach.

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The Pixel C will reportedly have a 10.2″ display (with 308ppi).  Being a “Pixel” device, it will carry over Google’s premium quality through-and-through.  So we’re expecting an all-metal chassis and exceptional screen.  It is also said that there will be two keyboard accessories, one aluminium and the other leather.

The Pixel C will also supposedly have power to back up the looks, boasting Nvidia’s latest X1 chipset (quad-core processor, Maxwell GPU, and 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM).

If you were a fan of that lightbar on the back of the Pixel Chromebook, you’ll be happy to hear that it will be carried over to the Pixel C.  It would also be foolish for USB Type-C to not be on-board, so expect that as well.

It looks like all the surprises for Google’s big event tomorrow have been spoiled (I hope I’m wrong).  If the price of the Pixel C isn’t too far out, would you consider buying one?