Google’s Pixel Tablet Is Only As Good As Its Assistant

Google has tried making cheap tablets, and it’s tried making expensive ones; it’s outsourced them, and it’s made them in-house; it’s built tablets for play and for work; it’s released laptops disguised as tablets, and vice versa. In fact, Google has tried tablets so many times, in so many ways, over so many years … that it’s actually officially given up on them at least once!

But what Google hasn’t tried is making a tablet that turns into a Google Nest when you put it down – until now. That’s what the Pixel Tablet is trying to be, and a week after welcoming it into my own “nest,” I think it’s a truly special idea. I just wish I could trust Google to stick with it.


The Pixel Tablet will receive guaranteed Android platform updates until June 2026, and security updates through June 2028. The reason for the error: technical documentation provided with my review device stated platform support would only continue through “June 2023.” MrMobile regrets the error.



MrMobile’s Google Pixel Tablet Review was produced following one week with a Pixel Tablet review sample provided by Google.

MrMobile does not accept compensation from the manufacturers of the products he reviews in exchange for producing content. No payment was provided and no manufacturer or carrier was afforded a preview, editorial input or copy approval rights concerning this review.


“Up In The Atmos” by Bellodrone [Soundstripe]:

“This Is The Way” by Dr. Delight [Soundstripe]:

“Twennysomething” by Daniele Musto [Soundstripe]:


00:00 Too many tablets
00:48: A simple, smart pitch
01:26 Winning hardware
02:13 Not a mobile device
04:50 Undermined by a bad “Assistant”
07:32 An easier sell if you’re “Feeling Lucky”



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