Android 14 Developer Preview 2 unveils new features coming to Google Pixel Tablet

Google Pixel Tablet

For many months, there have been reports regarding a new tablet from Google. However, we are yet to get any official info from the company. Users can choose multiple dynamic themes for the home screen and lock screen page on Android devices made by OEMs like Samsung and Xiaomi. However, Google’s Pixel phones still lack this feature. The Google Pixel Tablet will be the first to get this feature after upgrading to Android 14. This was discovered after digging into the Android 14 Developer Preview 2 code. According to sources, Android 14 Developer Preview 2 contains code that enables users to choose distinct live wallpapers for the home screen and lock screen. This info was obtained by developer Mishaal Rahman.

Google Pixel Tablet

Also, the developer turned on the pertinent code, displaying the functional UI. The button on the UI only allows the home screen and lock screen to utilize the same dynamic wallpaper because this feature hasn’t yet been activated. The company might enable this function in Android 14’s official release.

Google Pixel Tablet display

Google will formally re-enter the tablet market after a long absence. During the I/O 2022 event in May, the company stated that a new tablet would be launched. According to the info available so far, the next Google Pixel Tablet will formally launch in 2023. Yet, there have been a number of leaks about this event. Google has given a sneak preview of the tablet’s look. The Google Pixel Tablet has already done the EVT (engineering validation test). Presently, this tablet already has its final design and is awaiting mass production. Google already has the prototype and probably the hardware specs in addition to the design. The Google Pixel Tablet might include the Google Tensor chip, just like the Google Pixel phone, according to earlier reports. The company may begin mass production after passing engineering verification.

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Kuba Wojciechowski claims that the Google Pixel tablet will provide two storage options. There are 128GB and 256GB storage options for this gadget. The tablet will also support Wi-Fi 6 wireless networks and have a big 10.95-inch screen as an additional feature. At the same time, he found that the USI stylus will work with the Google Pixel tablet.

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Google Pixel Tab to use the first-gen. Tensor chip

A Google tablet with the codename Tangor first appeared on the USI website in May of last year. The tablet in issue does indeed have USI certification, according to this listing. This means that it meets with device and USI Stylus criteria. A standard spec for replaceable styluses is kept by USI. It ensures that styluses are usable with a range of touchscreen gadgets, such as mobile phones, tablets, and PCs. Since 2018, Google has enabled USI in Chrome OS and is a member of the USI.

Also, there are rumours about the Google Pixel tablet’s camera specs. This tablet will have two 8MP Sony IMX355 sensors, according to earlier reports. These sensors will be placed one in front and one behind. These sensors, however, cannot be used for slow motion, 4K recording, or other features.

At the same time, barometer and proximity sensors are still absent from the Google Pixel tablet. This means that the tablet’s usable cases are only quite limited. The Google Pixel tablet will likely use a “Citron” development board, according to the Android code. This implies that the first-gen. Tensor chip will power the tablet as well. As reported by 9to5Google, this tablet will have multiple metal links on the rear. To better use the tablet at home, users can mount it on a unique gadget known as the “Google Dock”. At the moment, there is no specific launch date for this device.

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