Google is apparently planning to expand its Pixel line to include a new tablet.

Unlike other Pixel devices, such as the Chromebook Pixel that launched in 2013 and its follow-up from March this year, Google's Pixel-branded tablet won't run its own Chrome operating system for PCs.

According to Android Police, which recently claimed Google is getting ready to unveil a Play Music family subscription at its big Nexus event on 29 September, the Mountain View-based company is currently developing a tablet named Pixel C. It is an Android-powered device, rather than Chrome OS, and it'll feature a 10.2-inch display with 308 ppi and 500 nits of brightness.

The website stressed that the tablet could get cancelled, but as of right now, it is in the works and expected to run a Nvidia X1 quad-core processor, Maxwell GPU, and 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM. Other features include a glowing bar on the back that indicates battery life, a USB Type-C charger, and a build quality that'll mirror the rest of the Pixel line (so expect a metal design).

The tablet will in fact look like the existing Pixel laptop but without a keyboard. It will have two keyboard accessories though - which will be available in aluminium or leather finishes. They attach to the tablet and charge when closed. Keep in mind this is not a Nexus product and Google is the only manufacturer branded on the device itself.

There's no word yet on pricing, but it might be on the expensive side when it launches sometime around November. Google might also unveil the upcoming tablet at its Nexus event tomorrow.

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