It’s been years since Google released an Android tablet, but that’s set to change this year with the launch of the first Google Pixel Tablet. While the company hasn’t said much about the upcoming tablet other than that it exists and has a Google Tensor processor, a series of leaks are starting to paint a picture of what to expect.

Here’s everything we know about the Google Pixel Tablet so far.

The Pixel tablet will most likely feature a 10.95 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel LCD display with support for touch or pen input, a Google Tensor G2 processor, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of storage.

It uses LPDDR5 memory, UFS storage, and has a fingerprint sensor on the side of the tablet. Google will also offer at least two different charging docks – a basic model that acts as a stand and charging accessory and a speaker dock with a built-in speaker that will effectively let you use the Pixel tablet as a smart display when docked or a tablet when undocked.

Much of those details come from Kuba Wojciechowski, who has been digging through Google’s code for clues. He’s also received some tips from sources including pictures of the upcoming tablet.

While earlier commits had suggested there might be a lower-spec model with a first-gen Tensor processor, it looks like that version has been scrapped, which means that the only version of Google’s Pixel Tablet expected to be available at launch is the model code-named “Tangor Pro,” although it’s unclear whether it’ll be called the Google Pixel Tablet Pro or just Pixel Tablet when it arrives.

The tablet is also expected to have 8MP Sony IMX355 cameras on both the front and back. It supports WiFi 6 and Bluetooth, but there’s no support for GPS and most likely no 4G or 5G cellular option.

Google will ship the tablet with Android 13 software, and it’s expected to be one of the first devices to ship with a 64-bit only version of the operating system, which means some older Android apps that haven’t been updated in years may fail to run properly. But the move could streamline the operating system code for better performance with apps that are supported. Wojciechowski guesses that the Pixel Tablet could ship with as little as 4GB of RAM.

There’s also expected to be a Nest Hub mode that allows you to use the tablet as if it were a smart speaker or smart display when connected to an optional docking station. There’s a USB-C port on the bottom of the tablet as well as stereo speakers.

Google Pixel Tablet specs (expected)
Display10.95 inches
2560 x 1600 pixels
USI pen support
ProcessorGoogle Tensor G2
Storage256GB UFS
SoftwareAndroid 13
64-bit only
Nest Hub mode for use with docking station
WirelessWiFi 6
No GPS or cellular
CamerasFront: 8MP Sony IMX355
Rear: 8MP Sony IMX355
Ports1 x USB Type-C
AudioStereo speakers
SecurityFingerprint reader (side-mounted)

Google says the tablet will have a body made entirely from recycled aluminum, but it will also be covered with a new porcelain-like “nano-ceramic coating.”

The Pixel Tablet is known internally at Google by the code name Tangor or T6. But there’s also evidence that a Tangor Pro or T6 Pro model could be in the works with a 2nd-gen Tensor processor and other premium specs. We don’t know much more about that model yet though.

via Kuba Wojciechowski (1)(2)(3)(4) and @MishaalRahman

This article was first published September 23, 2022 and most recently updated January 27, 2023. 

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  1. Bah… The Pixelbooks were great but are now outdated. I don’t want another useless tablet. Give me an updated Pixelbook.

  2. I don’t understand why this product has not shipped yet, there’s absolutely nothing special about the specs, factoring in that tablets are one a million and just common place howadays (even Apple is struggling to sell their iPads in great numbers).

    So, what’s the delay about?

  3. A 16:10 screen. I think we will never again see a good non-Apple tablet with a 4:3 screen. That ratio is (IMHO) the best there is for reading PDFs, being closest to the typical ratio of a public book. Oh well.

  4. This.
    I would rather buy and support Apple, because they at least support that device and ecosystem. The peak of tablets for Android was back in 2011. By late 2012 Google started making the TabletUI just as a huge phone, and support started waning quickly.

    Similar story with AndroidTV vs Apple TV, or AndroidWear vs AppleWatch. Honestly thought we’d lose AndroidAuto too, but Apple CarPlay is much superior.

  5. Another thing we know about the Google Pixel tablet…
    Google will discontinue it within 18 months of release and declare that they’re not focusing on tablets anymore. 😛

  6. Do companies omit micro SD slots out of sheer spite or is there some rationale behind it? How much money do they save by not including the interface?

    1. The two companies to push really hard with phasing out expandable storage, Google and Apple, also have a strong hand in the market for cloud storage. Hmm, coincidence? Me thinks not.

      Just like how Apple was the first to phase out the headphone jack. I don’t remember if the timing matched up perfectly but they did acquire Beats at some point and of course they have their own brand of wireless earphones that they would love to sell an enthusiastic iPhone user.

      The whole argument of “saving space” is a complete lie. There are still a few devices that decided to keep those extras while still making extremely thin and light phones and with water resistance too.