A new Google Pixel C tablet will arrive later this year running Android rather than Chrome OS, Google has confirmed. Here we round up all the information on the Pixel C tablet UK release date, price and specification. Also see: Best tablets 2015.

Google Pixel C tablet UK release date: When is the Pixel tablet coming out?

The Pixel C tablet ws announced on the same day as Google unveiled its new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P phones, the final version of Android Marshmallow, a new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio.

For now we know only that the Google Pixel C will be available in time for Christmas. As soon as an exact release date is given we will update this article.

Google Pixel C tablet price: How much does the Pixel tablet cost?

The Pixel C tablet comes in two versions, 32GB and 64GB, priced at $499 and $599 respectively. The detachable keyboard costs $149. Stay tuned for UK pricing.

Google Pixel C

Google Pixel C tablet specifications: What to expect from the new Pixel tablet

Many of the rumours we heard this morning about the Pixel C turned out to be true.

With the new Google Pixel C tablet the company has reimagined the tablet, trying to come up with a design that works for both work and play.

As such, the keyboard is detachable and held on by strong magnets, and adjustable between 100- and 135 degrees, so there's no kickstand to get in the way.

The keyboard has a very decent 18.8mm pitch, making for a great touch-typing experience. This has been achieved by taking five less frequently used buttons from the keyboard and placing them on the screen.

The keyboard connects to the tablet over Bluetooth, and charges inductively when closed. All you need is a couple of minutes charge a day, but even when you don't the battery can last up to two months, according to the company.

When you don't need the keyboard it attaches to the rear of the tablet, close to hand but out of the way. 

Google Pixel C

The forthcoming Pixel C tablet runs not Chrome OS but Google Android. It ship with the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

It has a 10.2in, 308ppi screen with a bright backlight capable of 500 nits. It is powered by an Nvidia X1 quad-core processor with 3GB of RAM and a Maxwell desktop-class GPU.

There are four mics, allowing for voice interaction from anywhere in the room, and it's easy to quickly check the battery life with a double-tap on the light bar.

Pixel laptops have metal designs and very decent screens. The Pixel tablet follows that design ideal.

The Pixel C will also benefit from software updates every six weeks, meaning it will only get better.

In common with the Chromebook Pixel and new Nexus phones the Pixel C tablet supports USB Type-C for data transfer and charging.

Google Pixel C launch video stream

Google Pixel C launch live blog

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