Google has unveiled its new tablet in the Nexus series – Nexus 9 made by HTC. It is launched alongside Nexus 6 and Android 5.0 Lollipop in one of the major developments of this year.
Nexus 9 has an 8.9in (2048×1536) IPS LCD screen with a 4:3 rather than 16:9 aspect ratio. Inside is a 2.3GHz nVidia Tegra K1 64-bit quad-core chip, 2GB of RAM, Kepler DX1 GPU and either 16 or 32GB of storage.
Coming to the cameras, Nexus 9 has an 8MP rear-facing camera and 3MP front-facing camera. It has a has a 6700mAh battery, which should be good for around nine hours.
Google’s Nexus 9 will run on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop with features such as new Material Design user interface that incorporates fluid physics-based animations, new actionable notifications that can be accessed directly from the lock screen, battery-saving features courtesy of Google’s Project Volta, and support for 64-bit architecture.
Nexus 9 will go on sale on 3 November, and will be available to pre-order from 17 October. 16GB model will cost $399, 32GB will cost $479, and an LTE-enabled 32GB model will cost $599.