Is Google already working on a new tablet? ‘Rammus’ benchmark seems to suggest so: Google’s first tablet in three years has barely been unveiled a few weeks ago, not even going on sale in the US yet, but a mysterious new device with Intel Inside might already be in the works.
That just so happens to be the same processor found under the hood of a $799 Pixel Slate configuration with 8GB RAM and 64GB internal storage space, although this pre-launch “Rammus” testing unit only appears to feature 4 gigs of random-access memory.
What’s infinitely weirder is the unreleased prototype runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which is now two full generations behind the times. It’s hard to explain why Google would be assessing the performance of a new slate with such an outdated OS version onboard, but then again, it obviously doesn’t make a lot of sense to be preparing any sort of a Pixel Slate sequel or spin-off already.