Google’s Nexus 9 Now Available For Purchase
The wait is over. Google's latest tablet offering, the Nexus 9, has finally been made available on the Google Play Store. The device is priced at $399 for the 16 gigabyte Wi-Fi edition and $479 for the 32 gigabyte Wi-Fi edition. Two business days is allowed for shipping time.
There are reports that Google is prepping a version that comes with 32 gigabytes of internal storage and LTE capability, and is priced at $599. However, no details about its availability have been announced yet.
Google has not launched a tablet in the last couple of years. so it is perfectly understandable for fans of the tech giant to be excited about the Nexus 9. This new tablet does have some interesting features that may make the two-year wait worth it.
For one, it has the distinction of being the first Android tablet to feature an Nvidia Denver central processing unit (CPU) that has a very high-level single-threaded performance. Clocking in at 2.5 GigaHertz, the Nexus 9 tablet's processing unit
Also, the Nexus 9 is also one of the first devices to run on Android 5.0 Lollipop, the latest version of the Android mobile operating system. When Android 5.0 Lollipop was announced by Google last month, the tech giant had stated that it would be debuting on the Nexus 6 smartphone, the Nexus 9, and the Nexus Player media streaming device.
Now, the Android 5.0 Lollipop is officially available for consumers, and those who purchase the Nexus 9 will be the first to experience the latest Android version in a tablet. And there is a lot of new things to experience with Android Lollipop. Chief among them is Material Design, which is the sum of all enhancements the Android creators have incorporated in the user interface of the mobile OS.
Material design not only promises a neater, more organized, and more dynamic look (with animations and interactive elements), it also aims to deliver a much more improved over-all user experience.
Other specs of the Nexus 9 tablet include an 8.9-inch IPS LCD display screen with 2048 by 1536 p resolution, an 8-megapixel camera on the rear, a 1.6-megapixel camera on the front, a 64-bit Tegra K1 processor, a Kepler DX1 graphics processing unit (GPU), 16 gigabytes or 32 gigabytes of built-in internal storage, 2 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM), 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (4.1) technology, DLNA, HTC BoomSound stereo speakers, and a 6,700 mAh battery.