Google I/O 2022 is underway and besides announcing that the Pixel 6a is priced from $449 the search giant has also given us our first glimpse of the upcoming Pixel 7 series. Sporting a design that is quite obviously evolved from their predecessors but with an aluminum camera strip instead of glass, the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro will also be powered by the next generation of Google’s Tensor processor. Google also took the time to tease its upcoming Pixel tablet, which combined with Android 12L, means that the search giant is hopefully ‘all-in’ on the Android tablet segment now.
Sadly, the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro are only scheduled for launch later in 2022, but Google has been kind enough to provide some factoids to whet our appetites nonetheless. Both handsets will be available in Obsidian (Black) and Snow (White), with the Pixel 7 also coming in Lemongrass (Yellow-ish) while the 7 Pro will Hazel (which looks kinda green-ish in the image).
You read right, Google has also teased its new Pixel tablet which will also be powered by a Tensor processor and will be designed to ‘complement your Pixel phone’. From the GIF, the Pixel tablet appears to have a single rear camera that protrudes a smidge, and sports rounded edges with 2-4 speakers. The power button is on the top right corner (when the tablet appears to be in portrait mode) with the front-facing camera situated in the center of the bezel when the tablet is in landscape mode.
The bad news is that the Pixel tablet is only slated to be released in 2023, which means that the Android tablet segment was once again an afterthought on Google’s part. Which is just sad.