It’s been quite a while since the last release, but the latest Nexus tablet is finally official. The new Google Nexus 9 is sexy and powerful, a fitting tablet for “movers and makers.”
Powered by the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Google Nexus 9 weighs less than a pound, features an ample display at 8.9 inches and runs great with games and productivity apps thanks to its 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 processor. It’s also quite thin at 7.95mm—you can think of it as an iPad Air but with Android.
The Google Nexus 9 has been designed with users in mind. It comes with a magnetically attached keyboard (sold separately), delivers crisp and clear sound via the front-facing HTC BoomSound speakers, and sports a 6700mAh battery that promises up to 9.5 hours on Wi-Fi browsing.
Google/HTC Nexus 9 Specs
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- 8.9-inch IPS LCD (2048×1536 QXGA), ~287ppi
- 2.3GHz 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 Dual Denver processor
- Kepler DX1 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16/32GB internal storage
- No microSD support
- 8-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- 1.6-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- 3G HSPA+, 4G LTE (optional)
- Bluetooth 4.1
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- Dimensions: 153.68 x 228.25 x 7.95mm
- Weight: 425g (Wi-Fi only), 436g (LTE)
- Li-Po 6700mAh battery
Akin to previous Nexus tablets, Google is behind the design and development of the Nexus 9 tablet, but the search giant relegates the manufacturing process to its partner HTC. Headquartered in Taiwan, this mobile device company (which brought us the much-acclaimed One M8) previously attempted to gain ground on the tablet market in the forms of the Flyer and Jetstream tablets, but it failed. Hopefully, HTC’s fortune will turn for the better with the Nexus 9.
No pricing information and release date for the Philippines have been released so far. Color choices for the Google Nexus 9 are white, black and beige.