Google Pixel Tablet 2 Development Hinted by New Codenames

Google‘s on to something new, it seems. They’re hinting at a Pixel Tablet 2, all thanks to some fresh codenames spotted in the wild. Codenames, you ask? Yep, they’re pretty much the breadcrumbs leading us to what Google’s got brewing in its tech kitchen. Even if it’s just at the drawing board stage, these codenames are a big deal. They tell us Google’s not just daydreaming; they’re actually testing something new. And hey, every Google gadget gets a codename. Like, the Pixel 8’s got “Shiba” and the Pixel 8 Pro? That’s “Husky.”

Now, the original Pixel Tablet? That one’s tagged “Tangorpro.” But here’s where it gets juicy. Some sleuthing in the latest Android 14 QPR3 beta code revealed hints of a Pixel Tablet 2. How? Through codenames, of course.

Oh, and about those codenames. They’ve got a citrus twist this time. “Tangor,” for the uninitiated, is a citrus fruit. A tangy mix of a mandarin orange and a sweet orange, to be exact. The new kids on the block? “Clementine” and “Kiyomi.” Both are citrus hybrids, too. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. A codename doesn’t always mean a product launch is imminent. Google could be just tinkering, or these devices might morph into something else entirely by the time they hit the shelves.

Google loves its codenames. Phones get animal names. This year, it’s all about dogs. Last year’s Pixel 7 series? Big cats took the stage with “Cheetah” and “Panther.” And the tablets? They’re all about that citrus life. So, this citrus-themed naming spree? It’s a pretty strong hint that Google’s cooking up a new Pixel tablet iteration. Or at the very least, they’re playing around with the idea.

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