Google finally announced its latest Nexus tablet, the Nexus 9, at long last! The device comes with a 8.9-inch display, and has brushed metal sides: the Nexus series has just gotten fancy.
Nexus 9 release date
The Nexus 9 will be available for pre-order starting October 17th, that’s just two days away, and it will be available in the Play Store as of November 3rd. Of course it will come with Android 5.0 Lollipop which was just announced today as well, next to the Nexus 6.
Nexus 9 price
Google and HTC's tablet will be offered for a few different prices: the 16 GB model with Wi-Fi will cost 399 USD, and the 32 GB version with Wi-Fi 479 USD, and finally, the 32 GB LTE model will cost a whole 599 USD. We will provide the UK prices soon.
Nexus 9 design
The Nexus 9 looks great: it’s got a soft grip back-side so it’s not too slippery, rounded edges, and super thin profile. All I can think is this Googlet tablet is the sexiest I’ve ever seen, especially with the high gloss sides with brushed metal look. It comes in three colors: black, white and what looks to be a sandy color. Love it!
Nexus 9 display
The Nexus 9 comes boasting an 8.9 inch IPS LCD display.
Nexus 9 performance
It’s going to fly people! Here we are with a 64-bit processor for some super fast performing. In fact, it’s a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra KI processor, clocked at 2.3 GHZ, and a Kepler DX1 GPU. And the memory available is either 16GB and 32GB.
Nexus 9 Special feature: Sound
The Nexus 9 comes with front-facing stereo speakers with HTC BoomSound Technology. A great new step for Android tablets!
Nexus 9 case
The Nexus 9 will arrive with a magnetic keyboard case which turns into into a make-shift laptop in a cinch. Google is really pushing this tablet as a tablet for work, breaking into a new market in my opinion.
Nexus 9 software
And yes, as we had been hoping to see for ages, it comes with Android 5.0 Lollipop, full of Material Design goodness, and some excellent new features which you can find in our Android 5.0 Lollipop release, news and features article. A cool thing of course is the new multitasking features, which work great on tablets.
Nexus 9 Tech Specs
|System||Android 5.0 Lollipop|
|Display||8.9 inch IPS LCD, (2048 x 1536) QXGA, Gorilla Glass 3|
|Processor||dual core 64 bit NVIDIA Tegra K1, 2.3 GHz, Kepler DX1|
|Internal Memory||16 GB / 32 GB|
|Camera||8 MP (back)auto-focuse LED flash, 1.6 (front)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, LTE, USB 2.0, GSM, CDMA|
|Dimensions||153.68 mm x 228.25 mm x 7.95 mm|
|Weight||425 g (Wi-Fi), 436 g (LTE)|
What do you think of the Nexus 9?