April 13, 2024

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 a great sensible show various.

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 out there in white, inexperienced, or pink.

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

This basically turns the Pixel Pill into a complicated model of the Google Nest Hub Max, a sensible show that is truly lengthy overdue an improve after being launched means again in 2019.

When not in use, then, putting the pill on the dock permits it to cost and mechanically sync music via the extra substantial speaker, relatively than the gadget’s personal 4 which can 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 mentioning the Google Dwelling app to allow you to management your gadgets.

Naturally, it is also capable of 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 change over any sound to the gadget’s audio system, at which level customers may also entry all of the wonders of Android 13 (with the pill, in fact, upgrading to Android 14 later this yr).

Except for being extra transportable, the OS is the opposite main distinction between the Pixel Pill and the Nest Hub Max, with the latter working on Google’s extra streamlined Fuchsia OS.

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