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The Pixel Tablet already has an update. Here's why you should install it ASAP.

Some Pixel-only features hide behind this day-one update.

Published onJune 20, 2023

google pixel tablet update
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  • An update is available for the Google Pixel Tablet on day one.
  • The update weighs 201MB.
  • It brings emoji wallpapers and cinematic wallpapers, so you’ll want to install it right now.

If you’ve already received your pre-order of Google’s latest Android tablet and you’re busy installing apps and trying new features, I recommend you take a deep breath and head to the System Update section first. A new update should already be available for your Pixel Tablet, and you’ll want to install it immediately to enable some Pixel-only features.

Google Pixel TabletGoogle Pixel Tablet
AA Recommended
Google Pixel Tablet
Unique Nest Hub-like dock • Pixel-exclusive software features • Long-term update policy
MSRP: $499.00
The portability of a tablet and the smarts of a Nest Hub.
The Pixel Tablet is a 10.95-inch slate with Tensor G2-powered features that doubles up as a Nest Hub smart display/speaker when placed in the Charging Speaker Dock. Update 2024: Now available without the stand.

The update weighs 201MB and brings the tablet from build number TD2A.230203.28 to TQ3A.230605.009.A1. (Those numbers may not be the same in different countries, though.)

google pixel tablet cinematic wallpaper
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As far as I can tell, the update enabled two features that were missing from my Pixel Tablet when I first started using it: cinematic wallpapers and emoji wallpapers, two cool ways to spruce up your home screen. Both of these rolled out to the Pixel line-up as part of a Feature Drop last week but were nowhere to be found in the wallpaper picker of my tablet. They showed up right after I updated it, though. Currently, the two features are exclusive to the Pixel line-up — no other Android phone or tablet supports them.

google pixel tablet emoji wallpaper
Rita El Khoury / Android Authority

Without a changelog, we don’t know much else about this update, but it probably brings a lot of bug fixes and potentially some other changes to the Pixel Tablet, so be sure you download it as soon as possible. Given that this is a (somewhat) new product category for Google, you definitely want to be on the newest software version to lower your risk of running into bugs.

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