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September 30, 2015

Google Creating its Own Tablet With Pixel C

Marks Departure From Previous Partnerships for Devices

Breaking new ground on the Internet, invading homes through Chromecast and being involved in countless other projects just isn’t enough for Google.

tabletTuesday, during a press event in San Francisco, the company unveiled its foray into the tablet market with the Pixel C. The Google-built tablet is meant to boost slumping tablet sales and, of course, allow consumers to take Google everywhere.

“We try to push the state of the art and push the next generation of computing forward,” Sundar Pichai, Google’s incoming CEO, said on stage, reported CNet. “And to do that, we build hardware … so we can guide the ecosystem forward.”

That guiding system — that being the Pixel C — is 10.2 inches and features an Android operating system with a quad-core processor with 3 gigabytes of memory.

The tablet will also feature a keyboard that docks with the tablet and holds it like a laptop. The keyboard is easily detached to convent the Pixel C to a classic tablet.

Google, of course, has sailed the rocky seas of tablets in the past, but only in a partnership format when it joined with Asus to create the original Nexus tablet. Later partnerships with HTC also had devices with Google hardware but this marks Google’s first go-it-alone approach.

The Pixel C is expected to be available just in time for the holiday season.


W. Brice McVicar is a staff writer for SiteProNews.