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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,[2] On October 9 2018, it was succeeded by the Pixel Slate.[3]

Pixel C
Pixel C keyboard 05.jpg
Google Pixel C with keyboard running LineageOS
Also known asDragon (Board) or Smaug (Bootloader)
DeveloperGoogle
ManufacturerQuanta, Foxconn (as contract manufacturers)
Product familyGoogle Pixel
TypeTablet computer
Release dateDecember 8, 2015
Introductory price32 GB: US$499
64 GB: US$599
Pixel C Keyboard: US$149
DiscontinuedDecember 28, 2017
Operating systemOriginal: Android 6.0 "Marshmallow"
Current: Android 8.1 "Oreo" (without Treble)[1]
System-on-chip usedNvidia Tegra X1
CPU1.9 GHz "big.LITTLE" octa-core 64-bit ARMv8-A
Memory3 GB LPDDR4 RAM + 1 GB VRAM
Storage32 or 64 GB flash memory
Display10.2 in (260 mm) 1:2 (64:45) aspect ratio, 308 ppi pixel density 2560x1800 px backlit LTPS IPS LCD
Graphics256-core Maxwell, 16M colors
SoundDual side-facing speakers
InputMulti-touch screen, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, quad microphone
CameraRear:MP
Front: 2 MP
Connectivity3.5 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
PowerInternal rechargeable non-removable lithium-ion 3.8 V 34.2 W·h (9,000 mA·h) battery
Online servicesGoogle Play
Dimensions242 mm (9.53 in) (h)
179 mm (7.05 in) (w)
7 mm (0.28 in) (d)
Mass517 g (18.2 oz)
PredecessorNexus 9
SuccessorGoogle Pixel Slate
Websitestore.google.com/product/pixel_c

SpecificationsEdit

HardwareEdit

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.[4][5] 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.[2][6]

SoftwareEdit

The Pixel C shipped with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.[6][7] Android 7.0 "Nougat" was released for the Pixel C, among other devices, on August 22.[8] Google released Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Pixel C (among other devices) in December 2016.[9][10]

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.[11][12] However, the Pixel Launcher that the Pixel C runs is reportedly separate from the launcher the Pixel phones run,[13] 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)[1] for the Pixel C, among other devices, in August 2017.[14] Android 8.1 Oreo was released for the Pixel C, as well as some other devices, on December 5, 2017.[15]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Here are all the phones updated to support Project Treble
  2. ^ a b "Google unveils Android-based Pixel C tablet". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  3. ^ Heater, Brian. "Google retires the Pixel C tablet as it shifts focus to the Pixelbook". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  4. ^ "Introducing The Tegra X1 Super Chip from NVIDIA".
  5. ^ "Tegra X1 Brings Maxwell-Powered Graphics, Gaming to Google Pixel C". NVIDIA Blog. 29 September 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Google Pixel C hands-on: A well-built but clunky convertible Android tablet". Ars Technica. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Google Announces The Pixel C Tablet". Anandtech. Purch, Inc. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ Haselton, Todd. "Android 7.1.1 for Pixel and Nexus out now, adds new features". TechnoBuffalo. TechnoBuffalo LLC. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  10. ^ Li, Abner. "Android 7.1.1 rolling out to Nexus, Pixel devices w/ new Moves and December security patch". 9to5Google. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ 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.
  15. ^ Hager, Ryne. "Android 8.1 OTA files and factory images are now live". Android Police. Illogical Robot LLC. Retrieved 13 January 2018.

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