Nexus 9: A look at Google's new tablet

By Team Digit | Updated Oct 16 2014
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Google launched the Nexus 9 Android tablet last night alongside the Nexus 6 smartphone. The Nexus 9 is a sizeable upgrade to last year’s 7-inch Nexus tablet made by Asus. This time around it’s HTC’s turn and it has manufactured a 9-inch tablet for Android aficionados.

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The Design

The Nexus 9 has a curved body and the back has a soft finish. The Nexus 9 has slim bezels around the display and brushed metal sides. It’s available in white, ‘sand’ and black, is 7.95 mm thick and weighs 425 grams.

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The Display

The Nexus 9 sports an 8.9-in IPS display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and pixel density of 288 ppi. The display uses Gorilla Glass 3 for protection.

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The Hardware

The Nexus 9 is powered by a quad-core 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 Denver processor clocked at 2.3GHz, a Kepler DX1 GPU and 2GB of RAM. The tablet comes in 16GB and 32GB variants but does not support microSD cards.

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The Cameras

The Nexus 9 has an 8MP primary camera and a 1.6MP front camera for video chats and selfies.

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The Keyboard Accessory

Google has also launched a magnetically attached full keyboard for use with the Nexus 9. The keyboard also works as a stand to make it easy to use at work.

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The Rest

The Nexus 9 runs on the brand new Android 5.0 Lollipop which introduces a whole bunch of new features. Powering everything is a 6700 mAh battery that Google claims will offer up to 9.5 hours of browsing the Web over Wi-Fi.

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