Google alongside Nexus 6 smartphone also made Nexus 9 tablet by HTC official. This is the Taiwanese manufacturer’s first Nexus gadget since the Nexus One started things in January 2010, and it will be the foremost HTCs’ tablet since the Flyer 7-inch launched in 2011.
It comes with a 4:3 aspect ratio screen, and will be among the first devices to run production builds of Android 5.0 Lollipop, which has been in developer preview status since this summer. Powered by a NVIDIA Tegra chipset, with a the powerful K1 on the inside. Available to buy in 16GB or 32GB vrainats, but only Wi-Fi model and the LTE model comes with a fixed 32GB storage.
Designed in collaboration with HTC, the Nexus 9 features a soft touch back and a metallic frame, with 8.9-inch 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution screen, the 64-bit Tegra K1 Processor paired with the gigantic Kelper GPU.
Although, Google is placing the Nexus 9 in its Productivity listing, with an optional keyboard folio case that magnetically attaches to the tablet. More than enough, are the key hardware capabilities of its specs, includes a dual front-facing speakers with HTC BoomSound, LTE connectivity, 64bit SoC and comes with the great additions of Android L with Material Design, which is flexible across all the previous Android devices.
Pre-orders already started with a price stating at $399 for the base 16GB Wi-Fi only variant. The Nexus 9 will go on sale in the US starting November 3rd.
Update X1: Google Nexus 9 now shows up in Google Play Store in India, pricing and release date confirmed as well.
The 16GB WiFi version of the tablet comes with a Rs. 28,900 (almost $470), while the 32GB LTE version of the tablet costs Rs. 44,900 (almost $730). The price of the WiFi version is almost in line with the US pricing where the tablet costs $399, so it isn’t too far off. However ,the LTE version of the tablet is more pricier when compared with its price in the US.