In addition to sharing a Pixel tablet Powered by Tensor G2 And it has a charging base for the speakers, Google showcased more of the Android user interface and several smart screen-inspired displays.
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Google explicitly states that “the foundation of the Pixel tablet is Android, including Material You.”
And just as our Pixel phones have always been the purest and best expression of Android, the Pixel tablet is the best way to experience Android on a tablet.
To that end, we’re taking a look at what the Pixel’s home screen looks like on tablets. At a glance, you already get a file Some updates with Pixel 7, appears in the top corner and is aligned to the left again, despite all the available horizontal space. In addition to the apps, the dock includes a voice search/assistant bar and access to Google Lens. The main screen appears to be in a 6×4 configuration.
It’s interesting to see which apps Google has chosen to place and highlight on the Pixel tablet’s home screen. We see registered Indicating that Google will update the user interface for tablets, which may look a lot like a file Existing landscape. Along with Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Keep, and Recorder, the presence of the recorder reflects how Google told us it wanted the Pixel tablet to provide a good productivity experience, especially with its suite of Workspace apps.
Meanwhile, the tablet content consumption aspect is mirrored in Google TV and YouTube, as well as photos, although this is also meant to reflect how photo editing looks better on a larger screen. The most curious inclusion is the Personal Security app. It is not clear exactly how this will work.
We look again at the Dual Column Settings app, which again is set to Wallpaper & Style. Obviously, the lock screen without notifications just centers the two-line clock. Other than that, alerts appear on the right with up to five rows and icons for everything else in the tray. Below at a glance, we see a larger media player.
Finally, on the lock screen, we have the Home shortcut that takes you to the controls of the smart device. The main UI is unchanged and is just a grid, but clicking reveals how the controls appear as a right-aligned popup for the Nest Thermostat. This UI maintains context, and it would be nice if this item appeared more on Android.
Smart Screen User Interface on Pixel Tablet
When the Pixel tablet is connected to the speaker charging pad and slideshow, the time and glance appear in the corner, while a Cast icon that reads “this tablet” appears in the upper-right corner.
Accessing the Google Assistant while docked loads a bottom sheet user interface that spans the width of the screen. (It wouldn’t hurt to narrow down a bit.) It’s the opposite of the Nest Hub which shows transcribe commands at the top, while Google takes a lot of cues from the anchored music commands. The Now Playing screen is similar to the Smart Screen version with a large cover, slider, play/pause, shuffle, rewind, and even broadcast controls.
Apps for Android Tablets
Google has also provided an overview of a few files New apps optimized for tabletsPointing out how it will “work closely with developers to ensure apps take advantage of widescreen features like split screen and stylus support.”
- Google Home: The layout shown in I/O was based on the previous iteration. east the new It still uses the navigation rail, but it looks much better with five tabs instead of just two. We see the Favorites screen taking advantage of the extra space for what should be a great tablet experience. We also take a look at the camera stream user interface.
- google cameraNote: Referring to the 8.7 on the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, we have the app controls located on the left. This includes a settings drop-down menu in the upper-left corner and a pill-shaped console.
- one google: Another look at the website-like app, which is not yet available.
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