Android-maker’s first own-brand tablet is a sleek, powerful, aluminium-clad slate with only a few shortcomings, but could it really be a workhorse?
The Pixel C is Google’s first own-brand tablet, designed and made via China by Google and is the best Android tablet available at the moment.
The Pixel C joins the Chromebook Pixel – the first piece of hardware designed solely by Google – but instead of running Chrome OS the Pixel C runs the latest version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, making it the first tablet to do so.
Pros: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, long battery life, excellent, bright screen with 1:√2 ratio, solid build, USB-C, battery check with a tap on the back, great optional keyboard
Cons: lack of tablet-optimised apps, not the thinnest or lightest, no split-screen multitasking, no 4G or expandable storage, average cameras, no fingerprint scanner