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September 28, 2015

Google reportedly launching the Pixel C 10.2″ Tablet with Android 6.0 Marshmallow later this year

by John_A


According to a new rumor, Google is planning on launching an Android-powered tablet variant of its Pixel Chromebooks. The new device will be called the Pixel C, currently codenamed Ryu, and will sport a 10.2″ display at 308ppi, and will be powered by the NVIDIA X1 quad-core processor and Maxwell GPU with 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM. 

The tablet will also come with two attachable keyboard accessories to chose from, one made out of leather and one aluminum. The tablet will have the same aluminum frame that current Pixel Chromebooks have to keep that premium feel, and will keep the glowing lightbar on the back to show remaining battery life. Finally, the Pixel C will come with a USB Type-C charger, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow pre-installed.

Although this is just a rumor, it seems like a very smart move for Google to be developing a new Android-powered premium tablet with an attachable keyboard. This will definitely be a great competitor to other tablets, such as the recently released iPad Pro that focus on productivity. As discussed in a previous post, the iPad has a big price tag, while you can get the same productivity for less elsewhere. In fact, the Pencil and Smart Keyboard cost $99 and $169, and there isn’t a point of getting the iPad Pro if you’re not getting those heavily priced accessories (You might as well get the iPad Air 2 if you’re not planning on getting these accessories). Anyhow, the point is if you’re thinking of getting a tablet to increase productivity, the Pixel C is just an example of what you could get alternatively.

Nothing has been officially confirmed yet, and more details will come as the end of the year approaches.

Source: Android Police

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