Pixel C 2nd gen necessity now no Nexus tablets on sale

By Peter Chubb - May 1, 2016

With news that Google has stopped selling the Nexus 9, which we know will not be missed, there is only the one tablet available from the store, and that is the Pixel C.

This now means one of two things, the first is that rumors of a new Nexus 7 2016 update could be on the cards, or Google could actually be about to push the Pixel C 2nd gen sooner than anticipated?

It’s hard to imagine that Google would want to release the Pixel C 2 seeing as though the current model was only released in September, but with increased pressure from rivals, and also Apple offering a smaller version of its iPad Pro, stranger things have happened.

Pixel C 2nd gen necessity

We can’t say that we are shocked that the Nexus 9 is no more, especially as it had a poor reception when it was released back in 2014. It was meant to be a premium tablet and offer users something that the Nexus 10 could not, but the device never really inspired because of poor build quality.

The Pixel C was meant to be the next transition, but it still leaves a lot to be desired, hence why a second generation is needed, and would benefit from an out-of-cycle update. Who knows, maybe Google might mention something later this month during their I/O event, which will take place on May 18.

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Also See: Android 7.1 Developer Preview for Pixel C, not Nexus 9 this month

Pixel C 2nd gen necessity now no Nexus tablets on sale

  • rmagruder

    “The Pixel C was meant to be the next transition, but it still leaves a lot to be desired, hence why a second generation is needed, and would benefit from an out-of-cycle update.”

    I couldn’t disagree with this comment more strongly. My wife and I both own Pixel C’s and they are brilliant. I replaced my Nexus 9 with it, and my wife replaced her Samsung Note Pro 12.2, and we couldn’t be happier. This tablet is freaky fast and beautiful to use, with great battery life. Any early issues in software have been addressed, and only a relatively weak wi-fi radio mars the experience. I’ve NEVER enjoyed using a tablet so much due to lack of lag, speedy task switching, etc.

    I have to ask whether the writer has tried a Pixel C recently.

  • Lunzren

    You make it possible to run the nvidia shield exclusive titles on this thing and you’ve got a sale.