Google job listing hints that Mountain View could be returning to the tablet business with a potential Pixel C successor to take on future iPads
According to a recent job listing posted by Google execs, the company appears to be reinterested in the tablet market. A Senior Engineering Manager listing for Google's Android Tablets division stated that "We believe that the future of computing is shifting towards more powerful and capable tablets."
This is a surprising statement coming from Google, considering that the last Android tablet the company produced was 2015's Google Pixel C, equipped with the NVIDIA Tegra X1. While Google later launched the Pixel Slate, a Chrome OS device, we've seen nothing in the Android tablet segment in the past 7 years.
In the meanwhile, Apple's iPad lineup has expanded with a range of Air and Pro models that bridge the gap between Netflix-bingeing devices and full-fledged desktop replacements. The 2021 iPad Pro is actually powered by the same Apple M1 chip found in MacBooks.
In this environment, it looks like Google's either working on its own iPad Pro competitor or looking to double down on support to the few OEMs like Samsung that still produce premium Android tablets. Whether we're looking at a Pixel C successor, or just a better Android experience on the likes of the Galaxy Tab lineup, remains to be seen.
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