The Pixel Tablet’s dock should have been a Nest speaker - The Verge

At launch — words I’ll come back to — it’s just a dock. It charges the Pixel Tablet, and it has speakers that the tablet can use when it’s docked. And it enables that Hub mode I was talking about. When you take the tablet off the dock, it’s a tablet. But the dock is just clutter. You can’t cast audio to it, you can’t ask it questions, and you can’t even use it to charge your other devices. It just takes up space.

Yeah, that would have made more sense.