History of Google tablets: Nexus and Pixel slates - and a look to the future

The Nexus 7 started Google's tablet experiments in 2012, offering good value for money, but with no Flash support, no streaming services worked. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Moving to 10-inches, the 2012 Nexus 10 had a really high resolution - higher than the current iPads - but the lack of apps highlighted its shortcomings. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Google updated the Nexus 7 in 2013, giving hope that this was the start of a trend, but alas, it was Google's last 7-inch tablet. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
In 2014, HTC produced the Nexus 9 which was a great tablet, but even 2 years later, the lack of native tablet apps deducted from the experience. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The switch to Pixel came in 2015, with Google pitching the Pixel C as a device for productivity. Buggy software made it frustrating to use. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
The Pixel Slate, launched in 2018 targeted productivity for those wanting a Chrome OS tablet. (image credit: Pocket-lint)
Google's Pixel Tablet promises to be the perfect companion for your Pixel phone when it launches in 2023. (image credit: Google)