There have been a series of launches and announcements recently right from Nokia, Apple, HTC and today Google for the newest additions to the Nexus line the Nexus 6 & Nexus 9.
Not only Google announced Nexus but also introduced the name and functionality of highly awaited OS Android L where “L” stands for Lollipop. The Nexus 9 features a premium metal build on the sides and an 8.9-inch QVGA (2048×1536) display (anyone can mistake it to be an iPad Air). The screen has a ratio of 4:3 as opposed to 16:9 as it’s successors. It is protected with Gorilla Glass 3.
HTC has also brought its BoomSound speaker to Nexus 9. It runs a 64-bit processor — the first for a Nexus product, it has Nvidia’s Tegra K1 chipset. The device also features 2GB of RAM and, on average, 9 hours of battery backup with a 6700 mAh battery.
Google also announced a keyboard attachment that “magnetically attaches to the Nexus 9, folds into two different angles (as seen above) and rests securely on your lap like a laptop.” So the competition is heating up to take on huge market of popular Apple iPad & Microsoft Surface Pro3.
Nexus 9 has an 8 mp rear camera with Led flash and a 1.6 mp front facing camera. It would be available in the different shades white, black and a new sand.
It’s thin at just 7.95 mm and weighs 425g. It comes in
16 & 32 GB storage variants with no support for expansion and shall be available for pre-order from October 17th. Nexus 9 can be expected to start showing up in stores on November 3rd. It costs $399 for 16GB, $479 for 32GB, and an LTE-enabled 32GB model for $599.