We might get our first look at the Google Pixel tablet software shortly

News Summary:

  • As spotted by us, we may have gotten a first look at the software on board the Pixel Tablet via a blog post about updates to keyboard shortcuts coming to the Google Keep app on Android.

  • The Google Pixel Tablet is taking its time between the device’s initial unveiling (May 2022) and being available for purchase (sometime in 2023), which means a wide window for leaks and rumors to appear.

It’s hard to know for sure, but it makes sense that Google engineers would already be using the tablet internally, and the size of the GIF scales up to the expected Pixel Tablet screen resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels.

The animated image doesn’t tell us much about what the Pixel Tablet will look like in terms of software, but we see a docked row of icons along the bottom of the screen and the familiar Android status bar along the top.

Details:

That status bar is more significant than average on an Android phone, making room for what looks like a Google account switcher button – which allows you to quickly jump between different users on the device.

The green and black color scheme match some of the promotional material Google has already released, further evidence that this image is indeed from a Pixel Tablet running Android 12L.

Analysis: what we know so far:

Regarding what we know about the Google Pixel Tablet, we have a mix of confirmed details and a few unofficial leaks and rumors. For example, Google has said that the tablet will use the same Tensor G2 chipset that runs the Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones. We also know that a Charging Speaker Dock accessory will be available for the Google Pixel Tablet, which will charge the slate and turn it into a kind of smart home hub – much like the Google Nest Hub.

Regarding unconfirmed rumors, a 10.95-inch screen, Wi-Fi 6, and internal storage options of 128GB and 256GB have been mentioned. There are rumors that the tablet will be equipped with 4GB RAM. Those leaks suggest something more mid-range rather than premium, but we will have to wait and see for sure. Google has told us that the device will appear sometime in 2023 – we can’t be more precise than that, but given that it was announced in May 2022, we expect it sooner rather than later.