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Google Did a Thing

Google had their big press event yesterday, announcing their next major tablet, the Pixel C. It will be "arriving in time for the holidays" for $500 with 32GB of storage, or $600 for 64GB.

The new tablet is not competing with the iPad Pro's size, coming with a now-diminutive 10.2" screen. They are however competing with the addition of a $150 keyboard, which fanboys 30-years from now will insist Apple invented. The Pixel C does have the advantage of a USB-C connector, but there's the drawback of it having no music apps to connect with.

The screen's resolution is an odd 1:1.414 ratio, which Ars Technica speculates is meant to leverage the multi-window multi-tasking in Android Marshmallow.

Google also refreshed their Chromecast streaming dongle with a new version and the announcement of Chromecast Audio. By simply connecting the 3.5mm jack to any speakers in your house you have automatic WiFi audio streaming! This is kind of cool, and will be available for only $35 next month! And it works with iPhones...

Reader Comments 3

i dont see how this tablet would be a better purchase than a surface or an iPad pro if you plan to use it for audio. Its not only the lack of music apps, audio latency its really bad (at least on the android devices i have tried)

October 01, 2015  | person_outline Alfonso

Surface pro 2 hackintosh would be better too :)

October 01, 2015  | person_outline Bianca

"Don't be evil"
http://www.wsj.com/articles/google-will-target-ads-using-email-addresses-1443468445

October 03, 2015  | person_outline Ignobilitor
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