Pixel Tablet UI: Android, Google Camera [Gallery]

Apart from sharing that the Pixel is a tablet Tensor is driven by G2 And there’s a charging speaker dock, Google showed off Android UI and several Smart Display-inspired screens.

Android for tablet

“The foundation for the Pixel tablet is Android, including Material U,” Google said openly.

Just as our Pixel phones have always been the best and purest expression of Android, the Pixel Tablet is the best way to experience Android on a tablet.

For that, we take a look at what the Pixel home screen looks like on tablets. At a glance, it already gets a A few upgrades with the Pixel 7, appears in the top corner and is left-aligned again, even though all the horizontal space is available. Besides apps, the Dock has a search bar with access to Voice/Assistant and Google Lens. The home screen appears to be in a 6×4 configuration.

It’s interesting which apps Google chose to place and highlight on the Pixel tablet home screen. We are watching Recorder This is a sign that Google will update the UI for tablets, which will be very similar Existing landscape design. Along with Gmail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, and Keep, the recorder’s presence reflects what Google told us the Pixel tablet should offer a good productivity experience, especially with the Workspace suite of apps.

Meanwhile, the content consumption side of the tablet is mirrored by Google TV and YouTube and Photos, although it will reflect how well image editing looks on a larger screen. Of particular interest is the privacy application. It is not clear how exactly this will work.

Again we see the double column Settings app set to Wallpaper & Style. We see that the lock screen is centered around a two-line clock without any notification. Otherwise, alerts appear with a maximum of five lines on the right and icons for everything else in a tray. At a glance, we see an even bigger media player.

Finally on the lock screen is a home shortcut that takes you to smart device controls. The main UI remains a grid, but a tap reveals how the controls appear as a right-aligned pop-up window for the Nest Thermostat. This preserves the UI context and would be great if that element appeared on Android.

Smart Display UI on Pixel Tablet

When the Pixel tablet is attached to the charging speaker dock and showing slideshows, the time and a view appear in the corner, with a cast icon in the top right that says “this tablet.”

Accessing the Google Assistant while docked loads the bottom sheet UI that spans the full width of the screen. (It doesn’t hurt to go a little narrower.) It displays command transcripts at the top, as opposed to the Nest Hub, while Google puts more emphasis on docked music controls. The Now Playing screen is very similar to the Smart Display version with large cover art, scrubber, play/pause, shuffle, rewind and cast controls.

Android Tablet Apps

Google also provided a few New tablet-optimized appsand noted how it “worked closely with developers to ensure apps use large-screen features like split screen and stylus support.”

  • Google Home: The design shown in I/O is based on the previous iteration. This is New Still uses a navigation rail, but looks much better with five tabs instead of two. The screen takes advantage of the extra space that should be the best tablet experience. We also see the Camera Stream UI.
  • Google Camera: Taking cues from version 8.7 on the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, apps controls are on the left. This includes the settings dropdown in the top left corner and a pill-shaped controller.
  • Google One: Another look at a not-yet-live app that looks like a website.

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