Google Pixel Tablet Renderings Based on Patent Exposure
Recently published patent shows that search giant Google has also filed a design patent for a futuristic Pixel Tablet. What’s most interesting to us is the idea of a UI based on the Android 12 mobile operating system.
The Mountain View-based tech giant reportedly filed the application with the Japan Patent Office (JPO) in March 2019, but it was not approved and officially announced to the public until June 28, 2021.
The LetsGoDigital notes that Google has previously produced the Pixel line of smartphones, Nest speakers/cameras, Chromebook 2-in-1 laptops, and a line of tablets through 2019. But after the 12.3-inch Pixel Slate, Google has shifted its focus to transforming the book to balance the functionality of a laptop with the convenience of a tablet. As for the newly announced design patent, it’s unclear when the company intends to launch it, and what specifications and features it will choose.
But to make it easier to understand, LetsGoDigital has once again worked with designer Giuseppe Spinelli, aka Snoreyn to create a series of high-precision renderings that reference the parent design. Google has envisioned a full-screen Pixel tablet with super-narrow bezels and eye-catching rounded corners all around. With four rounded sides, it’s a good balance of stylish looks and grip.
Even though Google doesn’t depict the various button and speaker openings in the patent illustration, designer Giuseppe Spinelli has put together a visual feast that references his interpretation of the Pixel 6 smartphone. In addition to the horizontally centered perforated front camera, we see four stereo speakers at the top + bottom, complemented by a USB-C port, and the iconic rectangular Google letter G logo on the back of the device.
Android 12 will reportedly arrive with the Pixel 6 smartphone this fall. Google’s last Pixel Slate tablet was also powered by Chrome OS. While there’s no indication that Google will release a tablet soon, one thing is for sure: Android OS will also be better suited to large-screen scenarios in the future.