Google unveils HTC Nexus 9, an 8.9-inch Android powerhouse
As expected, a powerful new tablet has gone official today in the form of Google’s HTC-made Nexus 9. The tablet represents an affordable stock Android offering, one that doesn’t compromise on the specs front either. Let’s take a look at it, shall we?
The Nexus 9 has an 8.9-inch 2048 x 1536 display, a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor (with a Kepler GPU), and an 8MP/1.6MP camera combination. There’s also 2GB of RAM, a 6700mAh battery, and 16 or 32GB of internal storage. The tablet will feature BoomSound speakers, along with brushed metal sides. Like the new Nexus 6, the Nexus 9 ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop.
That keyboard case we saw a few weeks back is confirmed, magnetically securing itself to the Nexus 9 and offering adjustable angles of support, all ready to accommodate the workspace of your choice.
The new Nexus tablet will be available for pre-order on October 17. Color options will include black, white, and “sand.” Sales in stores begin next month, on November 3.
Update: Google wasn’t being too forthcoming with it in its announcement, but we’ve found pricing info for the Nexus 9. We’re looking at about $400 for the 16GB model, $480 for 32GB, and $600 for 32GB with LTE.