February 23, 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 an excellent sensible show different.

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 on the market in white, inexperienced, or pink.

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

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

When not in use, then, inserting the pill on the dock permits it to cost and routinely sync music by the extra substantial speaker, slightly than the machine’s personal 4 which might be built-in.

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Just like the Nest Hub Max, it will additionally present a slideshow from Google Images when docked, with a fast entry button additionally mentioning the Google Dwelling app to allow you to management your gadgets.

Naturally, it is also in a position to deal with Google Assistant instructions, as properly, for many who need hands-free management, and no private info like notifications might be viewable till it is unlocked.

Pulling it off the dock will then see it rapidly swap over any sound to the machine’s audio system, at which level customers may entry all of the wonders of Android 13 (with the pill, after all, 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 operating on Google’s extra streamlined Fuchsia OS.

The Pixel Pill is on the market 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.