Google Finally Launches Pixel C, Its First Android Tablet

Whoever accompanies TecMundo is already accustomed to the concept of a”Nexus” device. This is a Google device developed in collaboration with partners where the entire production process is done by these companies. However, it’s good to start getting used to the “Pixel” concept, in which the Search Giant assumes responsibility for the manufacture of the device and can totally call it yours.

This is what will happen with Pixel C, the first Android tablet made entirely by Google via Elishui.info. Here there is the collaboration of other companies such as LG, Huawei or Samsung. The manufacturing goes only through the hands of the engineers who are already familiar with the structure and ecosystem created around the company’s green robozinho.

Introduced officially at the end of September, during an event in San Francisco, Calif., Pixel C comes up with design concepts for Chromebook Pixel, another device in this family of Google. The look is relatively simple, but it lavishes elegance and has the presence of a beautiful screen. Another highlight is the keyboard connection mechanism specially designed for those who need to use the device for the job.

Technical specifications

  • Operating system: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Display: 10.2-inch LCD LTPS
  • Screen resolution: 2560×1800 pixels
  • Pixel density: 308 ppi
  • Screen brightness: 500 nits
  • Chipset: NVIDIA Tegra X1(64-bit)
  • CPU: A57(x4) + A53(x4)
  • GPU: Maxwell
  • CUDA Cores: 256
  • Memory RAM: 3 GB
  • Intuitive storage: 32 GB or 64 GB
  • APIs: OpenGL 4.5, NVIDIA CUDA, OpenGL ES 3.1
  • Connections: USB Type-C
  • Rear Camera: 8 MP
  • Front camera: 2 MP
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac 2×2 MIMO, dual-band(2.4 GHz, 5.0 GHz) and Bluetooth 4.1 + HS
  • Sensors: gyroscope, accelerometer, ambient light, proximity and compass
  • Dimensions: 242 mm(height) x 179 mm(width)
  • Thickness: 7 mm
  • Weight: 517 grams
  • US launch price: $ 499(32 GB) and $ 599(64 GB). The keyboard comes out for $ 149

High power of fire

Equipped with an eight-core NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor and graphics chip based on the Maxwell architecture(which features 256 CUDA colors), Google’s new tablet promises great performance with low power consumption, a growing demand among consumers.

Thanks to the high performance chip, this device achieves great results even at high resolution(the screen is 2560×1800 pixels) and applications that require more hardware. In fact, the 10.2-inch display deserves to be highlighted by image quality(with a density of 308 pixels per inch) and the brightness rate, which reaches 500 nits.

Versatile keyboard and new USB standard

Betting on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, Google intends to rival Microsoft Surface 3, offering high performance and compatibility with a wide range of applications. However, the biggest differential of the product is on the keyboard, which connects simply and quickly.

Unlike other models, the Pixel C does not need a complex fit to adapt to that peripheral. Taking advantage of a magnetic system, the tablet attaches quickly to the accessory and provides an experience as efficient as a small laptop.

In Brazil?

In addition to all these advantages, the new tablet from Google still comes with the standard USB Type-C, which aims to deliver higher transfer speeds. The Pixel C will be sold for $ 499, official value for the 32GB version($ 1,904 in direct conversion to the current quote) and $ 599 for the 64GB model of storage($ 2,286 direct conversion into the quote current). The keyboard is optional and will cost $ 149($ 568).

According to Google’s own information, this device will initially be available in the Play Store only in the following countries: United States, England, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, France, Spain, Belgium , Holland and Switzerland. For now there is no forecast for the launch of Pixel C in Brazilian lands.