Google’s next smartphone is the $449 Pixel 6a and it’s set to hit the streets this summer. But it’s not the only new Pixel device coming this year.

The company’s first set of true wireless earbuds with active noise cancellation will go on sale alongside the Pixel 6a. This fall Google will launch a new Pixel 7 smartphone as well as the first Pixel-branded smartwatch. And the company has also provided a teaser for an upcoming Google Pixel tablet, set to launch in 2023.

Here’s what we learned about Google’s Pixel roadmap during the keynote from the Google I/O developer conference.

Google Pixel Buds Pro (July, 2022)

These $199 true wireless earbuds are Google’s first to feature active noise cancellation technology. Google equips the Pixel Buds Pro with a custom 6-core audio chip to handle noise cancellation, and the company says the earbuds also support transparency mode to let you hear the world around you.

There’s noise-suppression technology for improved voice quality during audio calls. And support for multi-device functionality.

With support for find-my-device functionality, you can use your phone to locate a missing earbud or earbuds. And later this year Google plans to bring support for spatial audio to the earbuds through a software update.

The company says the earbuds should offer up to 11 hours of battery life or 7 hours when using active noise cancellation.

Google Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro (Fall, 2022)

We don’t have many details about Google’s next-gen flagship phones yet, but Google says that they’ll be powered by next-gen Google Tensor processors with even better support for on-device artificial intelligence processing.

Available again in two sizes, the Pixel 7 Pro appears to have three rear cameras, while the Pixel 7 had two.

There’s no word on pricing yet, but the phone’s should be available sometime this fall.

Google Pixel Watch (Fall, 2022)

After years of rumors, Google is finally launching the first Pixel-branded smartwatch. The Pixel Watch will be available this fall around the same time that the Pixel 7 goes on sale.

With a round face, support for touch and voice controls, and the latest Wear OS software, Google says the watch is designed to be a companion for all your other devices including phones, tablets, and smart home products.

But it also has some standalone capabilities. With the new Google Wallet software, you can use it to pay on the go. As the first device with deep Fitbit integration since Google acquired the activity tracker company, it also features built-in support for step, heart, and sleep tracking, among other things.

Pricing will be revealed closer to launch.

Google Pixel Tablet (2023)

Google is starting to take tablets seriously again. Android 12L and Android 13 include a number of optimizations for tablet-sized displays. Google says it’s updating more than 20 of its own apps to better take advantage of large screens. And third-party developers are updating apps as well.

So after taking a multi-year break from the tablet hardware space, Google has announced it will launch a Pixel Tablet in 2023.

Powered by a Google Tensor processor, the new device could be for the tablet space what Google’s Pixel phones are for the smartphone space: a product aimed at developers and enthusiasts alike.

But until we know more about the pricing, capabilities, and just how seriously Google and third-party developers really take Android tablets in the coming year, it’s tough to say just how competitive the Pixel Tablet will be with existing Android tablets from companies like Samsung, Huawei, and Lenovo, not to mention Apple’s market-leading iPad line of tablets or Amazon’s budget-friendly Fire tablet lineup.

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2 replies on “Google Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch coming this fall, Pixel Tablet in 2023 (and Pixel Buds Pro this summer)”

  1. Interesting, Google trends to come out with potentially intriguing devices. I have the fact that they have accomplished the possibility for micro SD cards ages ago, but sadly that seems to bea general tendency even with Samsung’s latest flagships.
    However, even apart from this I recently found out that Google’s devices are simply too limited for my needs by design, due to their stupid (or greedy?) decision to drop support for Miracast with laughable claims that it’s not been adopted widely enough. With regular, Miracast enabled phones/tablets I can share my screen to any halfway modern TV released in the last 10 years or so, and I can use something like the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter to allow projection to screens and projectors anywhere there is a hdmi connection (or even an old VGA connector if I remember to bring an adapter) without the need to connect to any local wi-fi.
    Google’s devices can only connect to their Chromecast, which I find to be seriously limited in its application in that you first need to set it up and connect it to an existing network. This is at best an unnecessary inconvenience, but completely unworkable if you want to use a device for presenting/teaching in flexible settings (where there may be no WiFi connection at all, or even if there is, connecting a Chromecast to university networks is often not possible – I haven’t found a way with eduroam for instance).

    Sorry, longish rant, but I was just quite negatively surprised by this serious limitation of both Google pixel phones as well as a recent Chrome OS device, which to me disqualified the latter for the educational use they’re allegedly aimed at – unless your institution happens to have bought into Google Chromecast and spent extra money on setting up their dongles in any conceivable classroom. Why that should be necessary instead of using an existing, working open standard like Miracast is beyond me (and why this feature limitation is not regularly mentioned in reviews is similarly puzzling to be, but probably I’m just too old fashioned).

  2. I’m excited to see what Google does with the smartwatch and tablet space, but in my opinion they really need to support active pens with the tablet (it can be an optional accessory but it SHOULD be supported). Apple supports styluses on all (iirc) their current offerings, Samsung on all the top offerings, as does Huawei and various other Android makers. If they’re going for a top end not only would it be important in matching features others have, but it would incentivize better and more uniform integration of this type of accessory (which would benefit not only them but the other manufacturers which have styluses).

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