Nexus 9 finally is updated to Android 5.0.2; tablet is still well behind other Nexus tablets

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Nexus 9 finally is updated to Android 5.0.2; tablet is still well behind other Nexus models
As the latest and arguably greatest of the tablets that carry the Nexus name, you might think that the HTC built Nexus 9 slate would have received an update for Android 5.1.1 along with the older Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 slabs. The Nexus 9 did receive an update today, but it only takes the device to Android 5.0.2. This is a very minor bug fix that weighs in at 23.3MB.

According to one theory, the NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC under the hood of the Nexus 9 is the reason why the tablet is treated like Google's illegitimate child. However, there is a possibility that the Android 5.0.2 update is a required pre-requisite for Android 5.1.1 and perhaps the Nexus 9 will be updated shortly to the latest build of Google's open source OS.

For those unfamiliar with the Nexus 9, the tablet features an 8.9-inch screen with a resolution of 1536 x 2048. That works out to a pixel density of 288ppi. The NVIDIA Tegra K1 chipset is under the hood. This is the 64-bit "Denver" variety with a dual-core 2.3GHz CPU and the Kepler DX1 GPU handling graphics. 2GB of RAM is on board and there is either 16GB or 32GB of native storage. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 1.6MP, respectively. Keeping the lights on is a 6700mAh battery. There are two variations of the slab. One is Wi-Fi only and the other is Wi-Fi +4G LTE.

Will the Nexus 9 catch up with the other Nexus slates, or does the NVIDIA chip mean that the tablet will always be behind the others when it comes to updates?


source: DroidLife via AndroidAuthority
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