Google’s line-up of Chromebooks powered by Chrome OS were quite basic devices that had powerful hardware, particularly in terms of touchscreen and display capabilities, but ultimately were supposed to represent the future of browser-powered operating systems.
The build quality will still be Pixel-level, so it will still have that premium feel, and the report also suggests that the new Pixel C will look like the 2015 Chromebook Pixel, just without the keyboard attached to it. There will be a keyboard accessory, though.
Google may be prepping a 10.2-inch Android tablet called Pixel C. Android Police reports that unlike the first two Pixel-branded devices, the new Pixel C is a tablet which will run Android 6.0 Marshmallow instead of Chrome OS.
The Pixel C will also supposedly have power to back up the looks, boasting Nvidia’s latest X1 chipset (quad-core processor, Maxwell GPU, and 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM).
If you were a fan of that lightbar on the back of the Pixel Chromebook, you’ll be happy to hear that it will be carried over to the Pixel C. It would also be foolish for USB Type-C to not be on-board, so expect that as well.
Google will launch two new Nexus phones tonight, but we could also see a new tablet.
The tablet is presently codenamed “Ryu” (yes, like the Street Fighter character), and it will have a large-ish 10.2-inch screen, planned to display visuals at 308ppi.
It will go on sale in November, alongside two keyboard accessories: one in aluminium and one in leather. They attach to the tablet and charge when closed. There’s been no word on the price, but it probably won’t be cheap considering the price tags on the Pixel laptops.