The Google Pixel C is a new tablet by the Internet search engine giant which is said to be very business-friendly. It is an Android tablet that will most likely go up against its major competition, the Apple iPad Pro. Both mobile tablets are able to connect to the keyboard, but how will Google’s contender fair in this fight?
Google’s Pixel C Hopes to Bring the Sagging Tablet Market Back to Life
The Pixel C was made with productivity and business in mind. It has a 10.2-inch display and it has a removable keyboard. The “C” in its name stands for convertible. Like Google’s other devices in their Pixel line, the tablet is built entirely by the Mountain View, California-based tech giant. It should be noted that Google’s Nexus line was made in collaboration with other smartphone companies.
Sundar Pichai, Google’s incoming CEO, stated that they are trying to push the current state of the art and push that to the next generation of computing forward. This was said in Google’s recent San Francisco event while the incoming CEO was on-stage. With that mindset, the company built the portable hardware so they can guide the ecosystem forward.
As for the specs, the Google Pixel C will run on Google’s Android operating system, and it will use an Nvidia Tegra X1 eight-core processor that contains 3GB of memory. Andrew Bowers, a Google product management director, said on the stage on the event, that they have their keyboard magnetically connect to the mobile tablet which is also powered by Bluetooth connectivity. Hence, users won’t have to prop up the tablet on a book or pillow just to get a better view of what’s on the display.
Google’s new tablet will be facing great competition with most of the contending force coming from Apple’s iPad Pro. Even with all the competition, there is already a decline in the market for tablets, and it’s not just with the tech war with Google and Apple. According IDC, a market tracker, shipments for tablets will be expected to drop at 8-percent this year. Despite this, Google still aims to bring back the hype of tablets with their new device.
The Pixel C will be available for purchase with either 32GB of internal memory or with a 64GB one. The keyboard is sold separately but will cost less than Apple’s keyboard for their iPad Pro. The device shows that the search engine giant still has what it takes to stay involved in mobile device marketing.