Google’s Pixel C Tablet Drops Chrome OS In Favor Of Android

Posted: Sep 29 2015, 2:38am CDT | by , Updated: Sep 29 2015, 2:43am CDT, in News | Technology News

Google’s Pixel C Tablet Drops Chrome OS in Favor of Android
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Google is expected to announce a new tablet tomorrow, according to insider sources who told Android Police. This new tablet will be a new addition to Google’s Pixel brand, which sells Chromebooks. Simply put, the device will come out as a Pixel and will be named the Pixel C. But it is codenamed “Ryu,” they said.

Google started selling Chromebooks in 2010, working with device manufacturers to create laptops that run Chrome OS. These computers are admired for their portability and simplicity—almost everything runs in the cloud. So far, over 30 Chromebooks have been released.

For its part, Google released its very own Chromebook in 2013 and named it Pixel. The laptop is a high-end machine, featuring what was then considered to be the first laptop to have the highest pixel density. Google released an updated Pixel this year. The new model is one of the first laptops to support the USB Type-C charger.

However, the Pixel C, sources said, will be a different beast. First, it’s a tablet, featuring a 10.2-inch display with 308 pixels per inch. Second, it will use Google’s mobile operating system instead of Chrome OS. Yes, folks, it will be an Android tablet. But will it be a Nexus tablet? Nope. Sources see the Pixel C as “Google’s baby.“ Therefore, it’s a tablet from the Pixel brand.

Furthermore, the Pixel C will be powered by an NVIDIA X1 quad-core processor and Maxwell GPU. It will also have 3GB (LPDDR4 ) of RAM and a detachable keyboard, similar to Microsoft’s Surface and the iPad Pro. The keyboard will have two designs: aluminum and leather. The tablet will also retain the flashy light bar found on the Chromebook Pixel, sources added.

Although this tablet sounds very interesting, Google didn’t confirm its existence, at least for now. If the company does, expect it to be expensive, probably in the same league as the iPad Pro or the Surface 3. Android Police says that the tablet could launch sometime in November. A high-end tablet from Google will be a boon to the enterprise sector.

Source: Android Police

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