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Google’s Pixel tablet exposure: supports UWB and 18W charging

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Google’s Pixel tablet exposure: supports UWB and 18W charging

The new Google Pixel tablet was previewed last year during the launch of the Pixel 7 series, announced to be released sometime this year.

Now the tablet device (model number GTU8P) has appeared in the FCC and UL Solutions databases, revealing more details. (UWB is known as Ultra Wide Band, an ultra-wideband wireless carrier communication technology)

So far, UWB has been used relatively sparingly on the Google Pixel line, mainly to allow the phone to be used as a digital car key, a task that the bulky tablet may not do well. Google may be preparing the Pixel tablets to work with a “tap to transfer” system on Android, such as streaming music, for example.

On the other hand, UL Solutions mentioned that the tablet supports 18W charging, and hinted that there will be a docking station. The docking station requires a 30W charger, but it’s not clear if it will deliver more than 18W of power to the tablet.

This is consistent with previous speculation that the tablet supports a new dock that can also double as a speaker, essentially turning the Pixel Tablet into a smart display.

Google is expected to release the new Pixel tablet at the Google I / O developer conference in May this year.