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Google Nexus 9 unboxing

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Google Nexus 9 unboxing
Tablets are still big business for many, but when it comes to the affordable segment, there are plenty of Android powered ones to choose from. If you want that balance between performance and pricing, you only need to look at new Google Nexus 9. Partnering up with HTC on this one, the Nexus 9 is one impressive tablet from a specs point of view, but at the same time, it’s not too draining on the pockets either.

We’re lucky to have the tablet in question in our possession at the moment, so we’re undoubtedly eager to check out what it has to offer – Android 5.0 Lollipop is one of them, naturally. Taking a quick peek at the packaging, which looks to be the final retail one, the number 9 is emblazoned right on the top of the box. Depending on how you have the box oriented, it can be mistaken for a number six, but hey, the box’s size indicates it’s the larger Nexus product.

Around the sides, we have the logos from all of the partners that help produce this tablet – like HTC to be exact, who has been strangely out of the tablet game for quite some time. For them, this is a special occasion, one that should no doubt put them back into contention. Inside, we’re greeted to the tablet in question, the usual set of documentation, wall charger, and microUSB cable.

Already, it’s shaping out to be a formidable thing. We won’t get into all of the details here, but some of its main highlights include its 8.9-inch 2048 x 1536 (QXGA) IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass 3, 8-megpixel rear camera, 64-bit based NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, 192-core Kepler GPU, 6700 mAh battery, and stock Android 5.0 Lollipop. Like we said in the beginning, the Nexus 9 is also notable for its aggressive price point – $399 for the starting 16GB Wi-Fi model. In addition, there’s a $479 32GB one, and a $599 32GB LTE model.

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posted on 29 Oct 2014, 18:01 2

1. sgodsell (Posts: 4896; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

Nice tablet. This is the first 64bit nexus tablet. Can't wait to get one. I think a 192 core GPU is a little overkill, but still nice to see it coming in tablets.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 18:04

2. vincelongman (Posts: 5081; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)

Why can't it be the first INTERNATIONAL 64-bit Nexus tablet
Google needs to improve their supply issues and poor international releases (also for their software e.g. Google Wallet)

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 20:11 3

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)

The box is just as sexy as the tablet.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 18:34 7

4. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)

sexy $h!t right there, might need to upgrade my N7

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 18:43 1

5. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 2236; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)

I was all-in until I saw the size of the battery. I'll be shocked if it gets 7 hours off the charger.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 18:49 1

6. newbey123 (Posts: 639; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)

Awesome! Best tablet available. Can't wait to get mine!

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 19:06 3

7. Zenzui (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)

Damn! Can't wait for my pre-order to come in next week!! This got me more excited!

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 19:11 2

8. Commentator (Posts: 3722; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)

I love the design and wish Moto used it for the N6. They don't seem to match like the N5 and N7 did.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 20:51

10. Nookie4u (Posts: 133; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)

Hey, u guys got it quick! Great device. If only there was micro SD slot, I would buy it. Sadly, might have to wait for something else.

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 21:55

11. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)

Android looks kinda wired in 4:3 ratio......reminds me of old days...

posted on 29 Oct 2014, 22:04 2

12. androidwindows (Posts: 211; Member since: 04 Oct 2014)

"...you're not gonna get the most fancy material with it..."

Lol typical John V... for him the word fancy/premium is reserved for iToys...

posted on 30 Oct 2014, 03:07

13. desniper9 (Posts: 38; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)

Was looking to get a nexus 9 to replace my rather pathetic lag induced nexus 7 2012 but they first made it start at 16gb and secondly it's only 32 gb at most and it costs $110 in Australia to get that extra 16gb.WTF, frankly first they remove sd cards and now they become just like Apple with ridiculous memory pricing whilst getting rid of the nexus 7 2013 so there's no option for a cheap portable Android tablet.

posted on 31 Oct 2014, 01:06

14. laughmi (banned) (Posts: 283; Member since: 28 Oct 2014)

Why so thick bezels?? My iPad mini looks so sexy with minute bezels. Also when theres no button on the chin then why its so thick? Im disappointed. Also black doesn't look that good IMO. Need to see white.

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