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Pixel C is a 10.2-inch Android tablet developed and marketed by Google. The device was unveiled during a media event on September 29, 2015.[1]

Pixel C
Also known as Dragon (Board) or Smaug (Bootloader)
Developer Google
Manufacturer Google
Product family Google Pixel
Type Tablet computer
Release date December 8, 2015
Introductory price 32 GB: US$499
64 GB: US$599
Pixel C Keyboard: US$149
Operating system Android 6.0 Marshmallow (upgradable to Android 8.0 Oreo)
System-on-chip used Nvidia Tegra X1
CPU 1.9 GHz "big.LITTLE" octa-core 64-bit ARMv8-A
Memory 3 GB LPDDR4 RAM
Storage 32 or 64 GB flash memory
Display 10.2 in (260 mm) 1:√2 (64:45) aspect ratio, 308 ppi pixel density 2560x1800 px backlit LTPS IPS LCD
Graphics 256-core Maxwell, 16M colors
Sound Dual side-facing speakers
Input Multi-touch screen, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, quad microphone
Camera Rear:MP
Front: 2 MP
Connectivity 3.5 mm combo headphone/microphone jack, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac @ 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz Dual-band) (2x2 MIMO), USB-C 3.1
Power Internal rechargeable non-removable lithium-ion 3.8 V 34.2 W·h (9,000 mA·h) battery
Online services Google Play
Dimensions 242 mm (9.53 in) (h)
179 mm (7.05 in) (w)
7 mm (0.28 in) (d)
Weight 517 g (18.2 oz)
Predecessor Nexus 9




The Pixel C is powered by the Nvidia Tegra X1 octa-core system-on-a-chip, which is based on ARM's "big.LITTLE" architecture, four cores being faster, while the other four are slower and more power efficient.[2][3] It features 3 GB of RAM and models are available with 32 GB and 64 GB of storage. The Pixel C features a 10.2 inches (260 mm) 2560×1800 resolution IPS panel with a pixel density of 308 ppi.

An optional keyboard accessory is available for the Pixel C. The tablet can attach to the keyboard magnetically via a hinge (to use as a laplet), or the keyboard can be attached to the front or back of the tablet for storage. The keyboard connects via Bluetooth and is battery powered; when keyboard is snapped to the front of the tablet, it can be charged inductively by the tablet itself.[1][4]


The Pixel C shipped with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.[4][5] Android 7.0 "Nougat" was released for the Pixel C, among other devices, on August 22.[6] Google released Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Pixel C (among other devices) in December 2016.[7][8]

Android 7.1.2 was released in March 2017; it adds the Pixel Launcher and System UI, as well as a redesigned recent apps menu with a new grid-based layout.[9][10] However, the Pixel Launcher that the Pixel C runs is reportedly separate from the launcher the Pixel phones run,[11] even though they are visually extremely similar, if not identical.

Google released Android 8.0 Oreo for the Pixel C, among other devices, in August 2017.[12]

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  1. ^ a b "Google unveils Android-based Pixel C tablet". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved 29 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Introducing The Tegra X1 Super Chip from NVIDIA". 
  3. ^ "Tegra X1 Brings Maxwell-Powered Graphics, Gaming to Google Pixel C". NVIDIA Blog. 29 September 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Google Pixel C hands-on: A well-built but clunky convertible Android tablet". Ars Technica. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Google Announces The Pixel C Tablet". Anandtech. Purch, Inc. Retrieved 30 September 2015. 
  6. ^ Samat, Sameer (August 22, 2016). "Android 7.0 Nougat: a more powerful OS, made for you". The Keyword Google Blog. Google. Retrieved February 27, 2017. 
  7. ^ Haselton, Todd. "Android 7.1.1 for Pixel and Nexus out now, adds new features". TechnoBuffalo. TechnoBuffalo LLC. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  8. ^ Li, Abner. "Android 7.1.1 rolling out to Nexus, Pixel devices w/ new Moves and December security patch". 9to5Google. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  9. ^ Amadeo, Ron (April 4, 2017). "Android 7.1.2 leaves beta, arrives on Pixel and Nexus devices". Ars Technica. Condé Nast. Retrieved April 9, 2017. 
  10. ^ Walter, Derek (April 7, 2017). "Android device updates: Android 7.1.2 arrives for Pixel and Nexus devices". Greenbot. International Data Group. Retrieved April 9, 2017. 
  11. ^ Gao, Richard. "Google has only sold about one million Pixel devices, according to Pixel Launcher download figures from the Play Store". Android Police. Illogical Robot LLC. Retrieved 21 June 2017. 
  12. ^ Whitwam, Ryan. "Android 8.0 Oreo system images are live for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C, and Nexus Player". Android Police. Illogical Robot LLC. Retrieved 3 September 2017. 

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