HTC stops making the Nexus 9; will Nexus tablets ever return?
posted by Stephen S. / May 25, 2016, 5:32 PM
Even with Google stopping its own Nexus 9 sales, HTC continued to make the tablet available – and still does to this day.
But what HTC has now confirmed is that production for the Nexus 9 has come to its inevitable end. While the manufacturer will continue to sell what stock it has available, once those models are gone, your chances for buying a factory-new Nexus 9 go up in smoke.
We know: there are plenty of much modern tablets out there these days – Google's own Pixel C included. But for Android fans who kept a special place in their heart for Nexus devices, this conclusion (at least for now) of the Nexus tablet story is still a melancholy chapter in the saga of Google's relationship with mobile hardware.
- Display 8.9" 1536 x 2048 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.6 MP front
- Processor NVIDIA Tegra K1, Dual-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 32 GB
- Battery 6700 mAh
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Maybe another OEM will be making the next tablet.
posted on May 25, 2016, 5:47 PM 1
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If Chromebooks can run all the Android apps, then I would rather get a touch screen Chromebook instead.
posted on May 25, 2016, 8:23 PM 2
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I want a Pixel C which runs Chrome OS in laptop mode and seamlessly switches to Android in tablet mode Chrome OS is better suited for the laptop form factor Android is better suited for the tablet form factor
posted on May 26, 2016, 3:30 AM 1
Im doubting it, i'll bet on seeing a proper Pixel C running ChromeOS with app support
posted on May 25, 2016, 6:09 PM 4
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with detachable keyboard, and digitizer support... sure it cant eat ms surface market, since chromeOS didnt have enough of full-blown productivity apps. but it will add some nice choice for non-heavy users/ students
posted on May 25, 2016, 7:01 PM 1
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The Pixel C needs something to improve it. I've had mine a week, and it is one of the worst tablets I have ever used. It's built well, has a great screen, and it runs Marshmallow and the N Preview like it is a cheap Chinese tablet.
posted on May 25, 2016, 8:02 PM 0
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It's a stuttery mess. I spent an hour last night trying to post a simple post with a couple of pics on a forum, and finally grabbed my 10 to finish it. I've had to force a reboot 4-5 times because it has frozen. I have constant problems with buttons in browser windows. You and it, it has sucked at it, with the exception of video.
posted on May 26, 2016, 6:06 AM 0
You've never used one obviously. Stuttery mess? Nope, it's one of the smoothest Android experiences available. You spent on hour posting a picture on a forum? are you stupid? No problems with forums here using the Pixel C. That should take you a matter of seconds, but it took you can hour of trying to try something else? Really? You're full of shit.
posted on May 26, 2016, 8:45 AM 0
BS Surface Pro isn't a tablet, it's a hybrid device with more in common with a notebook. iPad Pro 12.9 is just an abomination. Neither you can comfortably use as a tablet, too much weight and awkward to hold, Unless you have massive hands and very long fingers. :-) The only two you listed that I would class as tablets are the iPad 2 Air and the Pixel C.
posted on May 26, 2016, 7:30 AM 0
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if it doesn't run the N Preview smoothly, you can't, yet, blame it on the tablet........ it's not complete...... this thing's ran everything i installed like butter. you're the reason i have trust issues with product reviews these days!
posted on May 26, 2016, 8:58 AM 0
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Tablet demands in general have reduced quite noticeably these days. I myself find no significant benefits doing tasks using tablet over phone beyond its big screen, especially since the tablet itself runs the same mobile OS as my phone. I won't be quite surprised if Nexus tablets line are discontinued. When something is low on demand, only the greatest product of it will usually survive (iPad).
posted on May 25, 2016, 6:51 PM 0
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God bye Nexus 9...you won't be missed. Since chrome os run android apps now, pixel-c running chrome os would make more sense from productivity perspective.
posted on May 25, 2016, 7:18 PM 0
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Tablets were a fad. They're just not compelling.
posted on May 25, 2016, 8:50 PM 0
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Agreed. I tend to think of them as the "experimental" phablets. People tested the water's with larger displays, and decided they had their uses. Now all of the major players (with the exception of HTC) offer a flagship of at least 5.5 inches. Tablets have simply outlived their usefulness I suppose.
posted on May 25, 2016, 9:12 PM 0
Rubbish, most users don't want to carry around 5.5" devices, plus they in no way compare to the experience on a 10" tablet. They have many uses, they're basically do everything the average user requires from a PC or laptop and they're more convenient. Plus tablets are able to use hardware that's not suitable to phones. Try getting Tegra X1 in a phone, good luck with that.
posted on May 26, 2016, 3:34 AM 0
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I bought the Sony Z4 Tablet and I love it. Best Tablet aside from the Nexus 10.
posted on May 25, 2016, 9:32 PM 0
Good tablet, shame about SN810. Nexus 10 is well past it, slow by today's standards.
posted on May 26, 2016, 4:08 AM 0
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