At Google's I/O developer conference, we saw a number of announcements that were expected, but a surprise unveiling was Google's upcoming own-brand Pixel Tablet.

Just when we all thought we'd never see another Android tablet from Google ever again, a new Pixel Tablet is now officially on the way. However, we're in for a long wait as, like the Pixel Watch and Pixel 7, this is just an early look with Google saying it will share more details in 2023.

What we know so far is that the Pixel Tablet is powered by Google Tensor, the firm's first ever system on a chip (SoC) which you can find inside the Pixel 6a smartphone, for example. And, of course, Android.

The news comes many years after the popular Google Nexus tablets built in partnership with the likes of Asus and Samsung were laid to rest. In fact, the Nexus 7 arrived almost a decade ago.

Google Pixel Tablet rear
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The Pixel Tablet is "built to be the perfect companion for your Pixel phone, our tablet will blend into your day-to-day routine and help connect the moments you’re on the go with the moments you’re at home."

Of course a preview this early means we don't have much in the way of information for specs and features. From the brief preview that Google gave us, we can gather that it has front and rear cameras for starters.

Google Pixel Tablet POGO pin
Image credit: Google

The display looks to be around 10-11in and there appears to be a quad-speaker sound system with two drivers on each end of the slate.

There's also USB-C and four metal contacts below the 'G' logo on the rear are likely a POGO pin connection to use with things like keyboard cases meaning you don't need to connect an accessory with Bluetooth.

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