Nexus 9 price and release date


The new Nexus 9 tablet, made by HTC will be Google's poster boy for Android Lollipop for a while, as it sports a 64-bit Tegra K1 chipset, capable to take full advantage of the new compiler that comes with the latest iteration of the little green robot. It is also clad with metal elements, as any self-respecting flagship device made by HTC is, and sports the company's signature BoomSound stereo speakers, that will make Iggy Azalea sound life-like, and her videos look gorgeous on the QXGA (2048x1536 pixels) display.

So when can you get your hands on one? The Nexus 9 tablet will be available for preorder on October 17, and will hit the shelves very soon after that, on November 3rd. As for the pricing, Nexus 9 comes in a choice of three colors, and you can get one of the following versions: a 16 GB Wi-Fi model for $399, a 32 GB one for $479, and a 4G LTE-equipped 32 GB version for $599. In the US, you'll be able to buy the Nexus 9 on the Google Play Store, Amazon, Best Buy, Staples, Walmart, and others. T-Mobile will be selling the cellular version, with availability starting on November 12th.

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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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28 Comments

1. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

So they're only as high as 32 gb??

8. KingDingaLing

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 11, 2013

Nevermind, read elsewhere it's expandable.

22. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

doesn't seem so. I am afraid it's not expadnable :/

2. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

$399 is too much , but then again , it will drop in a few months

6. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Why would you think that? The price of a Nexus device has never dropped unless a new Nexus device was being released.

10. scarface21173

Posts: 689; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

It does not drop buying it direct from google but shop around amazon etc

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

black friday , christmas sales - im guessing this will drop for 379 fot a short while

3. TRUVILLE

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Take my money

4. darkoman4

Posts: 183; Member since: May 30, 2014

32 GB wifi will be $21 less than iPad Air2 32 GB. No chance against it.

24. GTR722

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 20, 2012

Google is on crack, they killed the Nexus name with those prices.

5. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I like it. Two of my personal favourite tablet lines are Nexus and iPad, and this is like blend of them.

7. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Is that camera protruding?

9. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

why did they go from 16x9 to 4x3 aspect ratio? Why just 16GB for the 399$ price? Why no refresh for Nexus 7 (For those that dont want to spend $400 for a tablet)? Google is goofing it up, they are on top so they are getting cocky.

13. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

To make it easier for iPad developers (who have a lot of 4x3 content/graphics/etc) to port their apps over to Android.

15. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

Might prove useful, it just seems like a step down from the Nexus 10, smaller, lower resolution screen despite the superior hardware.

12. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

At least the LTE version of the tablet will not be subject to the crap that Samsung forces on customers, i.e. having to buy the LTE version of a Samsung tablet via a telecom.

14. deeoh1084

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

i was diappointed on the Nexus 6 (not spec wise, i love the specs but the pricing and the size of that thing is too expensive & big) but this... this is just beautiful, cheap and the spec is a killer! i would definitely purchase one

16. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Question: So, the Nexus tablet now has a 4:3 ratio does that mean we're all following the iPads now? I mean all that reviewers have been yammering about was how 16:9 was a good choice on a tablet (not to say it's bad), and how the Mini had some serious letterboxing (I guess that makes them even right?) Also, since Android has adopted 64-bit compatibility can all those armchair experts explain how this is going to pan out since this Nexus 9 tablet clearly has less than 4GB of RAM? Have you seen that protruding lens? That metal ring that looks so familiar I think I can still hear those screams from Android apologists ranting over Apple's protruding camera on the new iPhone. Is anyone up for a bulkier tablet with a bigger battery in exchange for that lens sticking out from the body?

19. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The Nexus 9 is not really meant to be a "great tablet for everyone". It has a protruding camera, heavy, only 2GB RAM for a 64-bit chip, etc. The 4:3 ratio makes sense as Google is trying to address the most serious problem with Android tablets -- lack of great tablet apps. iPad developers will have an easier time porting their 4:3 iPad apps to a 4:3 Android device. This is especially important for developers who have millions invested in 4:3 content, i.e. game developers. Basically the Nexus 9 is for iPad game developers to port their games over to Android. They get a 4:3 display and a 64-bit chip with great graphics. If the Nexus 9 accomplishes this goal, it is a big win for Android. The keyboard is for business/productivity app developers to have a standard keyboard to use in development. It's a good thing to have, with support from Google as opposed to lame companies like Logitech.

21. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Yea, I figured it'd work that way and it makes sense at a developer standpoint. I was only trying to address some of the double standards that countless Android snobs keep going on about. I realize one way or the other that some manufacturer (Samsung I'm looking at you) has the potential to pull off 4GB of RAM on a tablet and it doesn't mean that other tablets are crappy or whatever, they run fine for what they do best.

23. Hyperreal

Posts: 361; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

camera is not protruding. it seems like, but it is in line with the back of the tablet. it looks like it is protrudig because of the curved back.

26. g2a5b0e unregistered

Most Android tablets have an aspect ratio of 16:10, not 16:9. Phones sport the 16:9.

17. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Sidenote: The Nexus 6 doesn't have wireless charging anymore, are we moving backwards the same way Samsung reverted from using USB 3.0 to 2.0 (or did they just fashionably lose count, I mean 3 comes after 2 amirite?)

18. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Sidenote: The Nexus 6 doesn't have wireless charging anymore, are we moving backwards the same way Samsung reverted from using USB 3.0 to 2.0 (or did they just fashionably lose count, I mean 3 comes after 2 amirite?)

20. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

We are not moving backwards. USB3 is currently a poor match for a phone. The connector is giant. And while USB2 offers a small connector and quick charging, USB2 is not long for the world. When USB 3.1 comes with its mini reversible connector, I would expect USB2 to go away fairly quickly, i.e. as soon as there is broad SoC support for USB 3.1.

27. g2a5b0e unregistered

I couldn't have put it better. +1 If USB 3.0 was so great, why didn't other OEMs start adopting is as well? It also has connectivity issues, in the sense that the port would become loose rather easily.

28. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

This in someway or the other I find similar to xiaomi mipad.Just Lil longer and broader than mipad. LoL. Nvidia tab still looks better.

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