Nexus 9 disappears from the Google Store; new tablet coming for Google I/O?

Nexus 9 disappears from the Google Store; new tablet coming for Google I/O?
The Nexus 9 was a pretty solid tablet that never really caught on with users. It's hard to say if that was because users are just souring on the idea of tablets overall (which has been true in the tablet sales numbers recently) or some other reason. HTC and Google have been putting the tablet on great deals since Black Friday and now we seem to know why: the tablet is gone from the Google Store.

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

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Nexus 9
  • 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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10 Comments

1. killer7D

Posts: 551; Member since: Sep 18, 2014

That was one of the best tablets I had

2. T-Dizzle

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

NEXUS 10 2016, please!!!

3. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; 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)

4. redbaronk12

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

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.

8. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Big killer for me is short battery life + long charging time. That just doesn't add up...

5. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Finally a new android tablet It's about time. Hopefully it will be worthy to stand next to Apple's latest and not a pos like the galaxy tabs.

6. jove39

Posts: 2146; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Just make pixel c more affordable. Nexus 9 had build quality issues and after Nexus 9, I am not excited about another HTC made nexus.

7. kiko007

Posts: 7493; 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.

10. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

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..

9. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

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.... :)

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