Google Nexus 9 now available to pre-order in Play Store and from HTC
Google Play is now accepting pre-orders for the brand new HTC-made Nexus 9 - one day after Amazon started taking pre-orders for the tablet in the US, Germany, and France.
As we told you before, prices for the Nexus 9 start at $399 (16 GB, Wi-Fi-only), and go up to $599 (32 GB, Wi-Fi + LTE). For the moment, only the black and white Nexus 9 models can be ordered, with the sand one expected to be available soon. Google says it can ship the 16 GB Wi-Fi and 32 GB Wi-Fi versions of the slate in 2 - 3 weeks, so you should receive it around November 3 (by the way, this is the tablet’s official launch date).
Interestingly, you can also pre-order the Nexus 9 Wi-Fi directly from HTC (US only), which seems to be able to ship it on October 31. Best Buy is another place where you can buy a Nexus 9 from, and GameStop should also start accepting orders at some point.
As you’ve probably noticed, the Nexus 9 is Google’s most advanced tablet to date. Running Android 5.0 Lollipop, the slate sports an 8.9-inch IPS display with 1536 x 2048 pixels, and is powered by a 64-bit, dual-core Nvidia Tegra K1 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz. Other features include dual speakers, 8 MP rear camera, 1.6 MP front-facing camera, 2 GB of RAM, and a 6700 mAh battery. The new Nexus tablet weighs 436 grams, and measures 228.25 x 153.68 x 7.95 mm. So, who's getting one?