Nexus 9 disappears from the Google Store; new tablet coming for Google I/O?
posted by Michael H. / Apr 27, 2016, 3:59 PM
This was a sudden move too. Usually when a device is going away, we see the shipping times slowly get longer and then get a "product unavailable" notice from the store. This time, the listing was pulled without warning today and the old link for the product page now just redirects to the Google Store homepage. In fact, when you click on the "Tablets" link on the Google Store, it goes straight to the listing for the Pixel C. The Nexus 9 tablet is still available directly from HTC (except the 16GB white variant which is out of stock).
Now, the question is what happens next. The Pixel C is obviously still around, so it's not like there's no option for a Google tablet. But, this certainly brings up the possibility that there may be a new Nexus tablet on the way. There have been some rumors of a 7-inch Nexus tablet coming from Huawei, and it may be announced as soon as Google I/O next month. We'll have to wait and see.
source: Google Store
- 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
Posts: 2188; Member since: Jan 23, 2014
This is what Ive been waiting for. Time to get rid of this iPad (it's been on eBay for how long). Was going to get a pixel c but it just isn't an option (too many problems, wi-fi, build quality, drivers etc) I can get an USB - C OTG (already have USB micro OTG) So as long as it has at least an S820/X1 equivalent, they have my money, although I do wish for an Xperia X tablet since I use my tablet in the bath (propped up away from the water and in a griffin case)
posted on Apr 27, 2016, 4:35 PM 0
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HM...I hope it's much better than the 9. I never really warmed up to my 9 because of lag/freezing up, and lots of random reboots.
posted on Apr 27, 2016, 4:51 PM 1
Posts: 7385; Member since: Feb 17, 2016
I hope the Nexus tablets return to their old form factor of 7 to 8 inches. Android apps aren't well optimized for screens larger than that (blown up phone apps) plus there aren't very many good small tablets. If they do that, I'm game. Otherwise you are better off getting an IPad TBH. They have better optimization at that size (8.9 to 9.7 inches). Oh and please don't use a Nvidia brand chip, they seem to have issues whenever Google uses them in their Nexus tablets.
posted on Apr 27, 2016, 7:32 PM 0
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I agree with you on the Nvidia brand chips, I have a Sony Xperia Tablet S, old as dirt now but still a great tablet. It has a Tegra 3 processor in it and this tablet has never given me ANY problems, then again I paid about $620 for it. Tegra chips work perfectly if they are optimized. unfortunately Nexus devices are cheap pieces of crap, and the Nexus 7 was a great example, although I think that tablets problems stemmed from bad memory that got slower over time. My Nexus 9 was alright I could not love its build quality..
posted on Apr 27, 2016, 9:32 PM 0
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Please make a new Nexus7 please make a new Nexus7 please make a new Nexus7 please make a new Nexus7 please make a new Nexus7 please make a new Nexus7 please make a new Nexus7 please make a new Nexus7 please make a new Nexus7 etc etc.... :)
posted on Apr 27, 2016, 8:38 PM 0
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