Adorning the tablet are four speakers, three microphones for video calls, and two cameras. On the back, an eight-megapixel rear camera is situated in the upper-right corner of the tablet, and on the front, another eight-megapixel camera is centered in the top bezel when you hold the tablet in landscape orientation, where it should be. A fingerprint scanner is built into the power button to support login and biometric authentication.
Google has made a snap-on case for the Pixel Tablet that has a built-in kickstand and still supports mounting on the speaker dock. But notably missing from the Google-made accessories list is a keyboard or stylus — this isn’t the tablet you buy to replace a laptop. (You can, of course, pair a Bluetooth keyboard to it and the tablet does support USI 2.0 styluses, but Google isn’t producing either of those accessories.)
The Pixel Tablet runs Android 13 at launch and will be updated to Android 14 later this year. (The company promises five years of security and three years of OS updates.) The software is familiar to anyone that owns a Pixel phone, and Google claims that more than 50 of its own apps have been updated to support the Pixel Tablet’s larger display.