The latest Android 14 QPR3 beta release suggests that Google is preparing for the development of a next-generation Pixel Tablet 2. A continuation of the Pixel Tablet series is indicated by the discovery of two new codenames, “Clementine” and “Kiyomi,” in addition to established naming conventions.
Its previous codenames included “Tangor” and “Tangorpro,” the latter of which became the Pixel Tablet. Other codenames, such as “Citron,” suggested other tablet versions were in development. Google may intend to offer multiple accessories for the Pixel Tablet lineup, possibly including a charging-only dock, as evidenced by internal references to two dock versions named “Korlan” and “Yuzu.”
Google’s Pixel Tablet development process has consistently associated these codenames with fruits, especially citrus fruits. Tangors are hybrid citrus fruits produced by crossing sweet oranges with other citrus varieties. Tangors include clementines and kiyomi, which originate in Japan.
Despite still being unclear about the new Pixel Tablet 2, speculation suggests it will include an upgraded device with features including a high-refresh OLED screen, a Pixel Stylus and Keyboard, and compatibility with many accessories beyond just a docking station. For tasks like architecture, these predictions are in line with the desires of users outside the Apple ecosystem.
Android 14 QPR3 Beta 1 features “Clementine” and “Kiyomi,” building anticipation for Google’s future tablet offerings. Despite the lack of concrete details, the citrus-themed codenames suggest a Pixel Tablet 2. Google’s plans may evolve or change over time, so take these predictions with a grain of salt.