Recent news said that the Pixel Tablet may become the first device to be equipped with a 64-bit Android 13 mobile operating system, supplemented by stylus support and a dual-camera configuration.
Now, developer Kuba Wojciechowski (@Za_Raczke) has pulled more interesting details from the Android Open Source Project (AOSP).
In a series of tweets, Wojciechowski mentioned that the upcoming Pixel tablet, codenamed “Tangor,” will not contain any GPS or modem hardware.
Additionally, Google has stripped down the proximity/barometric sensor on the Pixel Tablet and won’t provide support for “high-fidelity” sensor processing.
As boring as these details sound, it at least adds a pinch of credibility to the Nest Hub report shared by 9to5Google before.
The original report said that Google is developing a new Nest Hub, which has a thicker tablet-like bezel and a screen that can be separated from the base.
However, the latest leak suggests that the Pixel Tablet’s lack of a bunch of “mobile-critical” components likely means it’s just part of the Nest Hub’s screen, designed to connect to Wi-Fi in a home environment.
It is speculated that Google will either provide the dock as a separate accessory, or bundle it with the tablet. But more importantly, the code in the “Citron” development board reveals that Google is using the original Tensor chipset (gs101 SoC) for it.