With the calendar ticking over to December 1st, the countdown to ‘The Holidays’ is now on and that means that Google is close to releasing the Pixel C tablet they announced at their Nexus event back in September.
The Pixel C is a Google built high-end Android tablet which comes with a keyboard attachment that attaches to the tablet and can also charge the tablet through inductive charging.
At the Nexus event at the end of September, where Google unveiled a raft of new hardware including the new Nexus 5X and 6P and updated Chromecast Audio, the company announced the tablet and keyboard accessory would be available by ‘the Holidays’ in the Google Store. YouTube reviewer Marques Brownlee tweeted that he hoped that Google hadn’t forgotten about the Pixel C and Hiroshi Lockheimer replied showing the device next to the Chromebook Pixel:
— Hiroshi Lockheimer (@lockheimer) November 30, 2015
The Pixel C runs Android instead of Chrome OS, which after two high-end Chrome OS devices called Pixel, you would expect, but Google seems keen to develop a productivity friendly tablet with the Pixel C. Google announced that the Pixel C would be receiving updates every 6-weeks, the same schedule as Chrome (and therefore Chrome OS) operates on.
High-end is the best description of the Pixel C, but that will also carry over into the pricing when it does launch. The Pixel C will come with a stylish aluminium anodised body with that distinctive Pixel light bar, the case will house a 10.2″ 2560×1800 resolution (308ppi) screen with an Nvidia Tegra X1 processor, 3GB RAM. Pricing wise, the tablet will cost US$499 for the 32GB model and US$599 for the 64GB model – that lovely magnetic keyboard will be an additional US$149.
We’re looking forward to the Pixel C when it launches, though there’s no guarantee it will make it to Australia when it does launch. We’re prepping to import at least one Pixel C when it does launch so we’ll be able to bring you a review when it does. In the meantime if anyone sees Hiroshi in his travels, get some pics of the Pixel C.