Google has finally released the Nexus 9 tablet, in collaboration with HTC. It is also running on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop. Along with Nexus 9, Google has unveiled the Nexus 6 and the Nexus Play – a Android TV.
The Google Nexus 9 sports a 8.9-inch (2048 x 1536 pixels) IPS LCD display with a 4:3 aspect ratio and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It features Double tap to wake gesture.
The tablet is powered by a 64-bit 2.3 GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra K1 processor with 192-core Kepler GPU. The Nexus 9 has 2 GB of RAM and will be available in 16 GB and 32 GB storage variants. The device runs on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop OS.
The HTC Nexus 9 houses an 8-megapixel auto-focus rear-facing camera with LED flash and f/2.4 aperture. It has also a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera with a f/2.4 aperture for selfies and video calling. The slate is 7.95 mm thick and weighs 425 gram (Wi-Fi), 436 gram (LTE).
In terms of connectivity options, the Google Nexus 9 include; WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 (MIMO), Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, 4G LTE and 3G/HSPA+. It is backed by a powerful 6,700 mAh battery that is rated for 9.5 hours duration while using internet on WiFi and 8.5 hours browsing on 4G LTE.
The Google Nexus 9 comes with dual front-facing speakers with HTC BoomSound. It has a set of sensor like GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, and ambient light. It has also dual microphones and 3.5 mm audio jack.
The device would be available in Indigo Black and Lunar White colour variants. It will be up for preorder on October 17 and will go on sale on November 3, 2014. It will be available in US $399 for the 16 GB and US $479 for the 32GB WiFi variant, while the 32GB variant storage model with LTE comes for US $599.