Pixel C

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Pixel C
Pixel C keyboard 05.jpg
Google Pixel C with keyboard running LineageOS
Also known asDragon (Board) or Smaug (Bootloader)
ManufacturerQuanta, Foxconn (as contract manufacturers)
Product familyGoogle Pixel
TypeTablet computer
Release dateDecember 8, 2015
Introductory price32 GB: US$499
64 GB: US$599
Pixel C Keyboard: US$149
DiscontinuedDecember 28, 2017
Operating systemOriginal: Android 6.0 "Marshmallow"
Current: Android 8.1 "Oreo" (without Treble)[1]
System-on-chip usedNvidia Tegra X1
CPU1.9 GHz "big.LITTLE" octa-core 64-bit ARMv8-A
Storage32 or 64 GB flash memory
Display10.2 in (260 mm) 1:2 (64:45) aspect ratio, 308 ppi pixel density 2560x1800 px backlit LTPS IPS LCD
Graphics256-core Maxwell, 16M colors
SoundDual side-facing speakers
InputMulti-touch screen, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, quad microphone
Front: 2 MP
Connectivity3.5 mm combo headphone/microphone jack, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n/ac @ 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz Dual-band) (2x2 MIMO), USB-C 3.1
PowerInternal rechargeable non-removable lithium-ion 3.8 V 34.2 W·h (9,000 mA·h) battery
Online servicesGoogle Play
Dimensions242 mm (9.53 in) (h)
179 mm (7.05 in) (w)
7 mm (0.28 in) (d)
Mass517 g (18.2 oz)
PredecessorNexus 9
SuccessorGoogle Pixel Slate

Pixel C is a 10.2-inch (260 mm) Android tablet developed and marketed by Google. The device was unveiled during a media event on September 29, 2015,[2] On October 9 2018, it was succeeded by the Pixel Slate.[3]



The Pixel C is powered by the Nvidia Tegra X1 octa-core system-on-a-chip, which is based on ARM's "big.LITTLE" architecture: four cores are faster, while the other four are slower and more power efficient.[4][5] It features 3 GB of RAM and models are available with 32 GB and 64 GB of storage. The Pixel C features a 10.2 inches (260 mm) 2560×1800 resolution IPS panel with a pixel density of 308 ppi.

An optional keyboard accessory is available for the Pixel C. The tablet can attach to the keyboard magnetically via a hinge (to use as a laplet), or the keyboard can be attached to the front or back of the tablet for storage. The keyboard connects via Bluetooth and is battery powered; when the keyboard is snapped to the front of the tablet, it can be charged inductively by the tablet.[2][6]


The Pixel C shipped with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.[6][7] Android 7.0 "Nougat" was released for the Pixel C, among other devices, on August 22.[8] Google released Android 7.1.1 Nougat for the Pixel C (among other devices) in December 2016.[9][10]

Android 7.1.2 was released in March 2017; it added the Pixel Launcher and System UI, as well as a redesigned recent apps menu with a new grid-based layout.[11][12] However, the Pixel Launcher that the Pixel C runs is reportedly separate from the launcher the Pixel phones run,[13] even though they are visually extremely similar, if not identical.

Google released Android 8.0 Oreo (without the Treble feature for device independent system updates)[1] for the Pixel C, among other devices, in August 2017.[14] Android 8.1 Oreo was released for the Pixel C, as well as some other devices, on December 5, 2017.[15]

Also notable is the support for the Open Source LineageOS, which brings large UI and performance improvements, as well as constant updates to the convertible. While once considered something only for "advanced users", this process is now easily done by anyone that has a Windows/Mac computer along with their Pixel C. [16] LineageOS is also available on a wide variety of older phones that no longer receive software updates, such as the LG G3 and the original Google Pixel.

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  1. ^ a b Here are all the phones updated to support Project Treble
  2. ^ a b "Google unveils Android-based Pixel C tablet". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  3. ^ Heater, Brian. "Google retires the Pixel C tablet as it shifts focus to the Pixelbook". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-12-29.
  4. ^ "Introducing The Tegra X1 Super Chip from NVIDIA".
  5. ^ "Tegra X1 Brings Maxwell-Powered Graphics, Gaming to Google Pixel C". NVIDIA Blog. 29 September 2015.
  6. ^ a b "Google Pixel C hands-on: A well-built but clunky convertible Android tablet". Ars Technica. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Google Announces The Pixel C Tablet". Anandtech. Purch, Inc. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  8. ^ Samat, Sameer (August 22, 2016). "Android 7.0 Nougat: a more powerful OS, made for you". The Keyword Google Blog. Google. Retrieved February 27, 2017.
  9. ^ Haselton, Todd. "Android 7.1.1 for Pixel and Nexus out now, adds new features". TechnoBuffalo. TechnoBuffalo LLC. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  10. ^ Li, Abner. "Android 7.1.1 rolling out to Nexus, Pixel devices w/ new Moves and December security patch". 9to5Google. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  11. ^ Amadeo, Ron (April 4, 2017). "Android 7.1.2 leaves beta, arrives on Pixel and Nexus devices". Ars Technica. Condé Nast. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  12. ^ Walter, Derek (April 7, 2017). "Android device updates: Android 7.1.2 arrives for Pixel and Nexus devices". Greenbot. International Data Group. Retrieved April 9, 2017.
  13. ^ Gao, Richard. "Google has only sold about one million Pixel devices, according to Pixel Launcher download figures from the Play Store". Android Police. Illogical Robot LLC. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  14. ^ Whitwam, Ryan. "Android 8.0 Oreo system images are live for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C, and Nexus Player". Android Police. Illogical Robot LLC. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
  15. ^ Hager, Ryne. "Android 8.1 OTA files and factory images are now live". Android Police. Illogical Robot LLC. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  16. ^ https://lineageos.org/

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