The Google Pixel Pill is a slate designed for the good residence

Google has used its annual I/O occasion to unveil the Pixel Pill, with the slate providing a definite docking system that seems to make it an excellent good show different.

On the floor, the $499 / £599 Pixel Pill seems to be simply one other run-of-the-mill Android slate. It boasts an 11-inch show, 2560 x 1600 LCD show, and is offered in white, inexperienced, or pink.

Actually, although, there’s nothing groundbreaking right here, which implies the actual star of the present is – and we will not actually imagine we’re saying this – the ‘Charging Speaker Dock’ included within the field.

This primarily turns the Pixel Pill into a sophisticated model of the Google Nest Hub Max, a sensible show that is really lengthy overdue an improve after being launched approach again in 2019.

When not in use, then, inserting the pill on the dock permits it to cost and mechanically sync music by means of the extra substantial speaker, fairly than the system’s personal 4 which might be built-in.

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Just like the Nest Hub Max, it will additionally present a slideshow from Google Photographs when docked, with a fast entry button additionally citing the Google Residence app to allow you to management your units.

Naturally, it is also in a position to deal with Google Assistant instructions, as effectively, for many who need hands-free management, and no private data like notifications will probably be viewable till it is unlocked.

Pulling it off the dock will then see it shortly swap over any sound to the system’s audio system, at which level customers may also entry all of the wonders of Android 13 (with the pill, after all, upgrading to Android 14 later this 12 months).

Apart from being extra moveable, the OS is the opposite main distinction between the Pixel Pill and the Nest Hub Max, with the latter operating on Google’s extra streamlined Fuchsia OS.

The Pixel Pill is offered to pre-order now forward of a 20 June transport date. Keep tuned for our full verdict and comparability with the corporate’s flagship good show.