Pixel C is a 10.2-inch (260 mm) Android tablet developed and marketed by Google. The device was unveiled during a media event on September 29, 2015. On October 9, 2018, it was succeeded by the Pixel Slate.
Google Pixel C with keyboard running LineageOS
|Also known as||Dragon (Board) or Smaug (Bootloader)|
|Manufacturer||Quanta, Foxconn (as contract manufacturers)|
|Product family||Google Pixel|
|Release date||December 8, 2015|
|Introductory price||32 GB: US$499 |
64 GB: US$599
Pixel C Keyboard: US$149
|Discontinued||December 28, 2017|
|Operating system||Original: Android 6.0 "Marshmallow"|
Current: Android 8.1 "Oreo" (without Treble)
|System-on-chip used||Nvidia Tegra X1|
|CPU||1.9 GHz "big.LITTLE" octa-core 64-bit ARMv8-A|
|Memory||3 GB LPDDR4 RAM + 1 GB VRAM|
|Storage||32 or 64 GB flash memory|
|Display||10.2 in (260 mm) 1:√ (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: 8 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)
|Mass||517 g (18.2 oz)|
|Successor||Google Pixel Slate|
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 are faster, while the other four are slower and more power efficient. 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 the keyboard is snapped to the front of the tablet, it can be charged inductively by the tablet.
The Pixel C shipped with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Android 7.0 "Nougat" was released for the Pixel C, among other devices, on August 22. Google released Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Pixel C (among other devices) in December 2016.
Android 7.1.2 was released in March 2017; it added the Pixel Launcher and System UI, as well as a redesigned recent apps menu with a new grid-based layout. However, the Pixel Launcher that the Pixel C runs is reportedly separate from the launcher the Pixel phones run, even though they are visually extremely similar, if not identical.
Google released Android 8.0 Oreo (without the Treble feature for device independent system updates) for the Pixel C, among other devices, in August 2017. Android 8.1 Oreo was released for the Pixel C, as well as some other devices, on December 5, 2017.
- Here are all the phones updated to support Project Treble
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