It has been a while since we last saw Google launch a Pixel tablet, but at I/O earlier this year, the company confirmed that such a device was in the works, but now it seems that’s not all.
According to a report from 9to5Google, they have discovered references made to a certain “tangorpro” device in the latest APK teardown of Android 13’s QPR1 Beta 1. For those unfamiliar, “tangor” is the codename that Google gave to its upcoming Pixel tablet, which means that the “tangorpro” is somewhat related, and with the “pro” moniker, it has been speculated that this could be a more powerful variant of the tablet.
While we haven’t really seen Google head down the “pro” route with its tablets before, they have been doing that with its Pixel smartphones, so in a way it shouldn’t be too surprising that a higher-end tablet could also be in development.
Currently, Samsung is more or less dominating the Android tablet scene with its Galaxy Tab series of tablets, so with Google adding a pro version of the Pixel tablet, it would let them better compete with Samsung and other Android tablet makers. We’re not sure what kind of specs the upcoming Pixel tablet is supposed to be packing, but with Google setting a launch date for its Pixel phones in October, perhaps we’ll learn more about the company’s tablet plans then.