After successful ventures by Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, Google fans would be keen to try their hand at Nexus 9.
Google and HTC collaboration has offered a state of the art device to claim back its rightful position in the mobile industry. It offers a huge 8.9-inch display to mark its return in the tablet segment. Since 2011, HTC has been silent in the tablet realm. However, the release of HTC Google Nexus 9 breaks all shackles.
Nexus 9 is a no-compromise device offering from Google. Unlike its earlier released siblings that come with compromises in one department or the other, the Nexus 9 is a powerful tablet offering from Google. It offers good build quality, capable hardware under the hood and the state of the art Android OS.
Design and Handling
In the design department, Nexus 9 is similar to its Nexus 7 sibling. The all-black surface and big Nexus embossed logo at the back enclosed in a metal chassis is slightly different from other siblings. The first-class look and feel of the Nexus 9 ushers it in the premium tablet category. Available in triple color variants of sand, black and white, the Nexus 9 has been built perfectly. The branded Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protective coating covers the display. Meanwhile, the back offers a soft plastic feel. Overall, the metal chassis offers adequate protection and chic feel.
The dimensions measure 228.2 by 153.7 by 7.9mm. It weighs 425 grams. Meanwhile, the LTE variant weighs 436 grams. The 7.9mm of thickness provides easy handling. It offers a secure grip with its plastic back and metal frame.
HTC Nexus 9 comprises an enormous 8.9-inch screen with the IPS LCD technology and a superior 4:3 aspect ratio. The QXGA screen caters the user with a higher 1536 x 2048 pixels of resolution. The 4:3 aspect ratio brings the tablet at a similar level as that of the Apple iPad lineup. The arrangement results into decent 281-ppi of pixel density. It provides a sharper screen to the user. The pleasing colors offer natural tone, superb viewing angles along with greater brightness to the user. The screen provides a remarkable contrast and decent outdoor visibility.
The Google Nexus 9 encloses recently released the Android v5.0 Lollipop OS. This ultramodern Android build incorporates the state of the art material design and advanced ART runtime.
The Google Nexus 9 encloses a 64-bit NVIDIA designed Tegra K1 chipset. In addition, a Denver designed dual-core processing unit, set at top speed of 2.3GHz and Kepler DX1 GPU powers the tablet. A bigger RAM of 2GB offers decent performance.
Memory and Battery
The Google HTC Nexus 9 comes with 16GB (for Wi-Fi) and 32GB (for LTE) internal storage capacity variants. However, it lacks external storage capacity option.
In addition, a non-removable Li-Po battery with higher 6700-mAh capacity supplies power to the HTC tablet.
Price and Availability
The Google HTC Nexus 9 is decently priced at $400. The HTC tablet being made available for a reasonable price indicates the company is prepared to manufacture high-end tablets at decent prices. The aim is to cater its users with easily accessible HTC devices. The Company insists most smartphone manufacturers to follow the Google-HTC product. The tablet is accessible to users post November 3, 2014.
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