Monday, July 15, 2024

The Google Pixel tablet will likely get USI stylus support


At I/O 2022, google preview It was working on a Pixel tablet for next year, and such a device has now appeared in the Universal Stylus Initiative (USI) product slate.

As the name suggests, the Universal Stylus Initiative wants to create a standard for active stylus input so that any supported accessory will work with every certified device. The Google Join in 2018 With a number of Chromebooks on the market today that feature USI support. Version 2.0 Of the standard arrived in February with wireless charging NFC.

The List of USI Approved Products (Across nuggets) is now a Google entry for a product that complies with the “Device” (versus “Pen”) specifications. “Tangor” – citrus hybrid – is the specific “product name”, while “model” is simply “tablet”.

On stage, Google just said “Pixel tablet” out loud. As a result of “Pixel” and “tablet” not appearing side by side in writing, we don’t know if “Pixel Tablet” is the actual brand name. The USI appearance doesn’t really add supportive naming evidence, or conclusively assert that what Google showed at I/O is what appears in the certificate list. However, Google has only made official one of these devices.

It’s odd that Tangor showed up so early in the certification database since the Pixel tablet isn’t expected until 2023. (The list was added sometime after January of this year, according to archive.organd possibly an introduction to I/O.) This USI support is the first of its kind for Android, but some third-party devices will surely outpace Google in the market.

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9to5Google’s Take

Assuming they are the same thing, the tablet is expected to be the Google Pixel Double as a smart screen With an as-yet-unannounced base/berth that features a stylus support is intriguing. It would certainly give the device another selling proposition, but it doesn’t fit into the smart home combo very well.

If there’s a Pixel-branded USI stylus, which requires charging every now and then, how can it get power from your Google tablet? A USB-C or AAAA battery is an option used in many pens today, but a more elegant solution is wireless charging. Does this Pixel tablet have a secret, or does it charge another purpose of pogo pins?


Meanwhile, behind the team Android tablets he said that Interested in inserting a pen? And discover “new apps that will take advantage of people who might be doing pen-enabled things out of the gate.” The Pixel tablet has been teased because it helps drive momentum around Android devices with big screens, and it makes sense that any first-party offering would support the latest and greatest specs.

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