discover the interface that will shake iPadOS in the video

Google has announced that it will return to the tablet market for 2023. His next plan, the Pixel Tablet, is currently just a photo. But our colleagues at 9to5Google had fun imagining the tablet’s interface based on the latest software updates that Google has rolled out in preparation for the arrival of its new product.

After abandoning the tablet market in 2019, Google has decided to return to it. The American giant has not produced a slate under Android since the Pixel C in 2015. The brand also launched the Pixel Slate under Chrome OS in 2018 before throwing in the towel on this format. But the success of Pixel smartphones may have changed the mind of Google, which has new ambitions in a market dominated by Apple and Samsung.

Google Pixel Tablet for 2023

It was in May 2022, during the last Google I/O conference, that the company lifted the curtain on its future products. It was on this occasion that the name of Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, Pixel Watch and Pixel Tablet was mentioned. With the first three products available now, all eyes are logically on the tablet.

We don’t know much about it yet, except that it should be docked and Android will now better support large screens (about time). Further proof that the Mountain View giant is finally taking the subject seriously. We also know that the tablet will be equipped with an in-house processor similar to the Google Tensor 2 found in the Pixel 7.

Perspective interface

Google is actively working behind the scenes to bring Android to the tablet. Now, thanks to Android beta versions (12L and 13), as well as tweaks to Google apps to take advantage of larger screen sizes, it’s possible to get a glimpse of it. The latest Android beta (Android 12 QPR2) is expected to be released as stable by March 2023, around the time of the next Google I/O conference, which is expected to take place in May.

This means that the interface available in the beta version today is close to the interface we should see during the official launch of the Google Pixel Tablet. was enough for his team 9 to 5 Google adapting the current interface and forcing certain functions in Android apps to look at the future interface on tablets. The video you’re about to see is unofficial, so it should be taken with a grain of salt.

Logically, we start from the home page, where we found the clock. The latter can be moved to the left to make room for notifications. At the bottom of the screen is the Google search bar, as well as apps with very thin tabs. The interface also features widgets that can of course be moved and resized.

The ability to quickly switch between users from the upper right corner of the interface indicates family use of the tablet. Just like on a smartphone, the up gesture shows all apps. The notification panel is divided into two sections with shortcuts on one side and notifications on the other.

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The screen on the left side of the main screen shows several lines one below the other. Each of them offers content by category: “From your apps”, “on the internet”, “popular movies”and so on. Google, of course, uses this interface to promote its services.

We also take a look at what the multitasking experience might look like. A long press on the icon in the video allows the app to switch to the right or left split screen. Then you need to select the second program that will appear next to it. The size of the space they occupy on the screen can be changed by gesture.

Finally, switching from one app to another is like on a smartphone, except a dock can be displayed at the top for quick access to your most used apps, such as iPadOS. A promising interface that is just a preview of what Google can offer in the upcoming Android tablet.


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