In May, Google previewed the Pixel tablet, which the company claimed would arrive next year. Teased alongside the Pixel 7 series and the Pixel Watch, the Pixel Tablet impresses with its budget or mid-range design. Kuba Wojciechowski later discovered in the Android code that the Pixel Tablet has an older Sony IMX355 for its two camera sensors, another hint that Google is selling the tablet as a lower-cost device.
The tablet shown at Google I/O 2022 could be one of two tablets Google has planned. Wojciechowski, who tweeted, claims that Google has added references to a possible “Pro” model, likely a Pixel Tablet Pro based on Google’s current naming schemes. According to Wojciechowski, Android 13 QPR1 Beta 1 will carry the codename “Tangorpro”, the codename for the Pixel Tablet already known as “Tangor”. Additionally, Google has added references to the ‘T6Pro’, which cements the device as a more expensive alternative to the Pixel Tablet.
Currently, Wojciechowski notes that Android 13 doesn’t show any hardware changes from “Tangor”. For reference, Google is expected to equip the regular Pixel tablet with its first-generation Google Tensor chipset, unlike the upcoming Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro models. In addition, the Pixel tablet is believed to be the first Android device to not support 32-bit applications, in order to maximize its average RAM.
Apparently, Google will differentiate the Pixel Tablet and Pixel Tablet Pro in some areas. So we’re looking at early code that will expand as Google gets closer to the pair’s release. Meanwhile, Google is gearing up to launch the Pixel 7 series and Pixel Watch next month, as well as the Pixel Fold in March 2023.
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