The Google Pixel tablet is set to launch sometime in 2023. Google has confirmed it is under development and has even showcased a few of the features and its design. The Pixel tablet will also come with a dock that will make it double up as a Nest Hub display. It will also run on Android 12L, a version crafted for larger tablet displays and foldables.
Now, according to a report by 9to5Google, recent updates to the Google Search app, which also houses the Google Assistant and Google Discover feed, show a new layout for the virtual assistant and content discovery feed, made specifically for the Pixel Tablet. The latest beta version 13.42 of the Google Search app offers a better look at the next-generation Google Assistant. It is set to be a Pixel-exclusive update meant for the Pixel Tablet. The service will maintain the “light bar” design, but adjust it to use the full width of the display.
Furthermore, answers from Google Assistant on the Pixel tab will show up on the right-hand side of the screen instead of the center. This will allow for a cleaner design that keeps the current app within view.
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As for the Google Discover feed, the content discovery platform is getting a redesign that adds greetings like “Good Evening” to the top of the feed. The greeting replaces the search bar and weather information, much like in the Google Nest Hub. The Discover feed also shows two columns of headline cards instead of one on smartphones, making efficient use of the extra screen real estate.
Google revealed more details about the Pixel tablet during the Pixel 7 series launch. This includes a “Charging Speaker Dock” that will turn the tablet into a smart display like the Nest Hub with the Google Assistant in always-listening mode, allowing for hands-free controls.
The Pixel Tablet will feature a nanoceramic finish that is both beautiful and comfortable to hold. The tablet will be powered by Google’s Tensor G2 chip and will be marketed as a high-performance tablet that also doubles as a hub for smart home controls and a smart display.