The Nexus 9 is an HTC-made tablet, that is the first tablet to run Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop software.
Google has confirmed the prices for the US. The Nexus 9 will be available in 16GB, 32GB and 32GB + LTE models, which will cost $399, $479 and $599, respectively.
Specs and features
The Nexus 9 is the first tablet to run Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. The HTC tablet will be the first to debut Google’s new Material Design language, which boasts a new color palette and less textures.
Android 5.0 Lollipop is the first version of Google’s software to come with encryption switched on by default and with a “Kill Switch,” which means the tablet can be rendered useless if it is lost or stolen.
Android 5.0 has improved multitasking, a battery saving mode and revamped notifications.
The Nexus 9 takes advantage of Android 5.0’s 64-bit support with a 2.3GHz Nvidia Tegra K1 processor. This comes paired with 2GB RAM, and either 16GB or 32GB built-in storage.
The Nexus 9 has an 8.9in IPS LCD screen with a 2048×1536 resolution and 4:3 aspect ratio. The tablet also has dual front-facing HTC BoomSound speakers.
The Google Nexus 9 has a 8MP camera with f/2.4 lens, autofocus and LED flash, a 1.6MP front-facing camera, optional 4G LTE support and a 6,700mAh battery that should be good for about 8h of LTE browsing.
The Nexus 9 measures in at 154mmx 228mm x 7.95mm. The WiFi-only model weights 425g, while the LTE model weighs 436g.