Google Pixel Tablet tipped to support stylus input


There were a few renders and a vaguely optimistic description of a Pixel Tablet at Google’s I/O 2022, but little else was revealed. It didn’t indicate if it will be able to use a stylus, but it has been validated by the Universal Stylus Initiative (USI).

Official render of the Google Pixel Tablet

The only name given to the device by USI is “Tangor,” which is undoubtedly a code word for a citrus fruit. It’s clear, though, that Google is only working on one tablet: the Pixel Tablet. Even that won’t be out until 2023, which is a long time away.

USI, as the name suggests, developed a stylus standard that is compatible with other brands. In fact, Google has been a member of USI since 2018, and certain Chromebooks already have a stylus built in (others use proprietary solutions). The whole list can be found on the official website.


There are currently no tablets that can be used with a USI stylus. No matter how you look at it, the Initiative has introduced its new standard, version 2.0, which adds support for NFC Wireless Charging (WLC 2.0), which can transfer up to 1W (a stylus doesn’t require much power). Additionally, the tilt detection has been upgraded. There is no word yet on which version of the USI standard Google’s tablet will be using. It’s likely that we won’t learn anything about this until next year.

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