Google Pixel Tablet with Charging Speaker Dock Lifestyle Photography

We’ve known for a long time that it’s coming and just about everything about the device. Now we know the final, vital bits of information; the pricing and availability.

Given Google told us pretty much everything about it across the last year, there are no real surprises in the specs. It’s an 11-inch screen that comes with a charging speaker dock. This is probably the feature I’m most excited about because (assuming the sound is as good as claimed) it’ll mean a fully charged tablet and great sound interface is always available.

If your home or business has a number of locations where these will be used, then extra charging docks can be purchased.

Complementing the dock is the Pixel Tablet case, designed to work with the dock. It sports a polished metal ring that can be adjusted to for any needed viewing angle. When it’s flat against the tablet, the case doesn’t even need to be removed to dock. There are other third-party accessory options that will be coming soon.

A number of key features have been brought from the Nest Hub, such as:

  • Using your Google Photos for digital photo frame
  • Controlling smart home devices with an easy to navigate menu
  • Google Assistant is at your back and call
  • Inbuilt Chromecast allowing you to stream media to your screen when docked

Google has done a lot of work to understand the majority of the tablet user space and identified that it’s home-based. Using tablets for streaming, for music and for smart home controls; all items that just work on the Pixel Tablet.

This is supported by the hardware, Google’s Tensor G2 and Titan M2 security chip. The Tensor G2 brings with it the features that are on other Pixels, including Magic Eraser and Photo Unblur. Like the Pixel 7a also released this morning, the Pixel Tablet has over 30% recycled materials with the aluminium in the enclosure being 100% recycled.

As part of the Google I/O keynote, which finished a short time ago, we now know that you’ll be able to pick one up online at the Google Store or via JB Hi-Fi and Telstra from June 20th in either Hazel or Porcelain colour options. There are two storage options too, a 128GB version and a 256GB version which will cost $899 and $999, respectively.

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After reading the GSM Arena and Android Authority articles about this tablet, all that comes to my mind is:
Are Google hoping this half-baked Android Nest tablet finally kills off Android tablets all together?


I have a few Nest Hubs including a couple Hub Max units, as well as a 2-in-1 Chromebook. I cannot seem to justify this, at the price point, even factoring in the discounts/rebates and Google One cashback. Saving my money for the Pixel 8 Pro and Pixel Watch 2.


Turns out the camera on the Tablet can’t be used like a Nest Cam, so that rules out using it as a security camera. The dock itself also cannot be cast to (standalone) like a Nest Mini. Boo…