We haven’t seen any exciting new developments in the tablet market for ages, but some companies haven’t completely forgotten about them.
For example, Lenovo recently partnered up with AT&T to sell the Moto Tab tablet. And Google has recently bestowed some neat features borrowed from the Pixel phones to the aging Pixel C tablet.
It wouldn’t be the first time Google does this. The Pixel C got new navigation buttons and launcher in previous updates and now with the advent the latest Android 8.1 Oreo Developer Preview 2, the Pixel C tablet gained even more features ported over from the Pixel phones.
As the Android Police notes, the Pixel C now takes advantage of a re-designed app shortcuts menu, as well as a new option for changing icon shapes and toggle notification dots. Moreover, the app drawer stretches on the whole display and is no longer confined in the middle.
The Pixel C was released in December 2015 and so far it’s the only tablet that runs Android Oreo. Despite it being almost 2-years old, we included the Pixel C in our Holiday Shopping Guide: Tablet Edition, because it remains a worthy tablet. And the latest improvements, give shoppers another reason to consider buying it this Christmas.