The upcoming arrival of a Pixel tablet is no longer a secret. During Google I/O 2022, the web giant gave us a first glimpse of this future iPad competitor, whose official release date is still unknown. And while it’s not officially commercially available yet, the Pixel Tablet has already found its way to sales on Facebook Marketplace.
The first unofficial images of the tablet
spotted by Twitter account ShrimpApplePro, this announcement contains the first unofficial images of Google’s future slate. We can see the Pixel tablet accompanied by its dock, which turns it into an ersatz Nest Hub. The general interface that we can see does not reveal anything revolutionary. Virtual desktops are similar to what is done on the smartphone version of Android, with the presence of a persistent dock that contains shortcuts to a handful of applications.
Questions about technical characteristics, we can see that the tablet promises about 16 hours of autonomy with 70% battery, that is, an honest endurance. The model on offer includes 256 GB of storage space, with 22 GB automatically taken up by the operating system. On the bottom edge of the tablet we guess the USB-C port surrounded by two speaker grilles. Finally, the borders around the screen seem quite generous, giving room at the top for a photo module designed for video. The Hub, meanwhile, appears to be powered by a charger similar to the Nest Hub.
Perhaps the most surprising feature is the simple little Google logo glued to the back of the hub. Prototype Pixel devices usually have a fake logo to cover their tracks. If the listing is not a questionable montage, it may therefore be that the seller has got his hands on an almost final product; which could indicate an imminent release date.
Oddly enough, this is not the first time that a Google product has appeared on the Facebook Marketplace. The Pixel 6a and Pixel 7 had also gone on sale on Facebook a few weeks before their releases.
The Pixel Tablet ad lists the device and its dock for $400.