Providing a sneak preview of the Pixel 7 wasn’t sufficient, so Google’s actually leaning in. At the moment at I/O, the corporate introduced that it’s returning to the pill enterprise with a new machine set for, get this, a 2023 launch.

“Usually we wouldn’t tease a new product earlier than it’s prepared,” mentioned Google’s {hardware} chief Rick Osterloh, “however there’s a lot superb power round tablets in the developer neighborhood that we wished to convey you all into the loop.”

The Pixel Tablet goes to be one thing of a non secular successor to 2018’s Pixel Slate, which the corporate quietly discontinued final 12 months. Just like the Pixel E book, the {hardware} was good, however in a world stuffed with tremendous low cost Chromebooks, Google by no means actually nailed the “why.”

The Pixel Tablet does break from these merchandise in one key method: it’s really an Android machine. In a world of ChromeOS dominance, the corporate is making an attempt to reinvigorate the Android pill market.

Presumably a part of the considering right here was to seek out one other dwelling for Google’s customized Tensor processors, which debuted in final 12 months’s Pixel 6. On the very least, using the identical chip means the telephones and Tablet ought to play collectively properly, as the corporate slowly builds out a {hardware} ecosystem that additionally consists of Pixel Buds and the forthcoming Pixel Watch.

Past that, particulars are unsurprisingly scarce for a machine that’s not due out for one more 12 months. Because the above photograph suggests, we’ve obtained a rear-facing digital camera, some side-facing speaker slits and, I suppose some buttons? Meet us again right here for Google I/O 2023, I suppose.

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The announcement follows information that Google is reinvigorating the Android expertise for tablets, in addition to rolling out further variations of apps for the shape issue. These will be accessible in a particular tab in the Google Play Retailer.

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