Later in the article: "Without a decent selection of true tablet software, especially for productivity, it's just an oversized phone."
"While the Pixel C Android tablet shows flashes of inspiration — especially in its solid but flexible optional keyboard — and has sturdy aluminum build quality throughout, it's also a bit bulky and balky.
But the worst part about this device, which starts at $499 for the tablet alone, is that Google has made no discernible effort to create software to match the screen real estate afforded by the first tablet it has designed and built itself. It has forfeited the big advantage its rival Apple has traded on for decades: the ability to blend your own hardware and software to provide a superior user experience.
And that, along with some hardware issues and complexity, makes the Pixel C a sub-optimal tablet I can't recommend."Mossberg: Google should build hardware — but not like this | The Verge