LTE connected and unlocked Nexus 9 available in Google Play, 32GB, $599

LTE connected and unlocked Nexus 9 available in Google Play, 32GB, $599
While Google’s newest pure Android powered slate has been available for a little while now, we have been waiting to see when an LTE enabled Nexus 9 would land, and where it would land. Not surprisingly, T-Mobile is out of the gate with a connected Nexus 9, and it can be ordered now on an installment plan or for the retail price of $599.

If you do not mind waiting a few days, you can order the Nexus 9 through Google Play directly now, sans any T-Mobile SIM starter kit, for the same retail price, $599.

Orders placed on Google Play will ship by December 19, which cuts things really close if you want it as a Christmas present. The LTE connected tablet is available in 32GB and black only. The tablet is unlocked, so you can insert your SIM from another carrier if you wish. Based on the FCC filing we told you about last month, and the Qualcomm Gobi modem inside, this connected Nexus 9 should work on AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint as well.

LTE connected and unlocked Nexus 9 available in Google Play, 32GB, $599
According to Google’s specifications, the LTE connected Nexus 9 still makes good use of its battery capacity, claiming a full 8.5 hours of LTE browsing, only one hour less than on Wi-Fi, and it has the same 30 day standby time. The LTE model only adds 10 grams of weight over the original spec.

The Nexus 9 is worth considering if you have been thinking about a semi-compact, but not necessarily mini-sized tablet. With 32GB, LTE, and a cost of $599, the Nexus 9 is priced below a 16GB data connected iPad Air 2, but a little more than a 16GB connected iPad mini 3. Packing Android Lollipop 5.0, solid internals, and great battery life, the Nexus 9 is worthy to have on a holiday shopping list.


source: Google Play

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16 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

10grams, a $100. Seems about right.

14. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

I checked the 9 out when I was at Best Buy & it doesn't look or feel like a $400/$599 tablet. Screens on nearby Samsung 8.4 inch & 10.1 inch tab blew the 9 away at a better price!

15. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

No doubt the Samsung has a better display, better then my Shield too, but the soc under that display is sub par to N9 an the Shield.

16. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Yeah I would definitely recommend the shield for gaming. Can't wait to see specs for the 2015 version

2. azirgi

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Nexus devices supposed to be inexpensive series.

6. darkskoliro

Posts: 1092; Member since: May 07, 2012

whoever said that?

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Can you say rip off? Get a Shield tablet instead, 64 bit isn't necessary yet

7. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Shield ftw! Nothing like a dedicated heat sink for gaming an a SD card option for 200 less, the screen size an 64 are not worth the difference.

9. Jack58221

Posts: 157; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

I agree. I've had the shield tablet for a little while now and love it. The screen is just a little more narrow but that is about the only difference. Well, the shiled tablet has a direct stylus 2, with a lot of nice functions, bass ports for added sound (don't expect much from them though) Nvidia Shield Hub for lots of games and computer connection options. Also got android 5.0 about a month ago. So my thoughts, save $200 and get the 32gb LTE shield tablet, and if you need more storage just add an SD card.

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

If you use full screen mode which I'm not sure the N9 has, the viewing area is very close, as well less black bars and more movie I believe. I've played Half Life for three plus hours and it only gets warm, Try that with the N9 and not get branded, or any other really. (I suspect heavy throttling on new 810 in phones off topic.)

4. hafini_27

Posts: 943; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

That is a lot. I love Android and would buy it if i had the money. However, for others i would recommend the ipad air 2.

5. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

I wanted an iPad Air 2 initially but after looking at the price tag for the 32 GB wifi model, I chose a nexus 9 instead. So far I can say that this tablet is worth every penny.

8. hafini_27

Posts: 943; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Still happy with my nexus 7 LTE. Just a bit sad that lollipop hasn't arrived. Sometimes i think i should have bought the WiFi version

10. JonathanAlexander7

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

Dude,iPad Air 2 doesn't have a 32 GB storage,maybe you mean 64 GB

13. Malcolm.Merlyn

Posts: 160; Member since: Sep 28, 2014

Actually, I meant 32 GB wifi nexus 9. Poor grammar(missing antecedent) on my part.

12. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

This year's Nexus devices seem to be quite overpriced...

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