Nexus 9 video preview makes the tablet look even more stunning than the renders

Nexus 9 video preview makes the tablet look even more stunning than the renders
The new Nexus 9 tablet, made by HTC, is shaping up to be Google's poster boy for Android Lollipop for a while, as it is currently the only device on the market with Android 5.0, and a 64-bit chipset, the Tegra K1, capable to take full advantage of the new compiler that comes with the latest iteration of Google's mobile OS. It is also clad in brushed metal, as any top-shelf flagship device made by HTC is, and sports the company's signature BoomSound stereo speakers, plus a gorgeous QXGA (2048x1536 pixels) display.

If you have been clamoring to see more of the newest Android tablet flagship, apart from the press renders, here's a short video preview below. Surprisingly, the tablet looks even better in person than the official renders do it justice. It looks sleek, elegant, and comfortable to use, which, adding to the great specs sheet could mean that your $399 would be well-spent on one, so we can't wait to get the slate, and put it through the review paces ourselves.

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



1. blake8

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

wow just wow. now that's the innovation

14. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

That is the tablet I am getting. I think the tablet is simply stunning & I can't wait to root it & install custom ROM's on it. What a total WIN for me!

2. DBounce

Posts: 170; Member since: Apr 26, 2014

Looks fast... the 64bit OS, precompiled apps combined with a fast CPU have made the Nexus 9 a game changer. I do believe all other Android tablet makers have just been given notice. The only letdown is the screen, I expected higher resolution. Samsung, the ball is in your court.

4. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

what the heck do you need such a sharp display for? 4k p0rn? now all you need is 3d so you can really have some fun

17. pulkit1

Posts: 354; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

no its not until they improve their s**tty touchwiz.

3. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

That looks like an ipad. HTC makes stunning devices, would definitely buy this.

5. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I can't understand him. What type of English is he speaking?

7. loccoc402

Posts: 33; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

He says vietnamese and he said about the beautiful design, his feeling and the hardware of N9

8. azzak

Posts: 26; Member since: May 15, 2014

seriously dudes? thats not is vietnamese

10. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I know he's speaking Vietnamese. It was a joke. And you can enable closed captioning to get a translation.

12. azzak

Posts: 26; Member since: May 15, 2014

sorry man, thought you really don't know...:P

6. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

Too many dots and spots and holes bunched too close together in that pic - it looks ugly. Should have maybe put the 3.5mm jack further down on the other side, and the mic in the center.


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Bottom bezel is just too big!

11. Awalker

Posts: 1977; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I'm not liking the new app drawer. The semi-transparent look was better.

19. hurrycanger

Posts: 1761; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Same. It looks so wrong to me. It's even worse when you swipe in the app drawer... I mean, seriously.

13. Chuck007

Posts: 1410; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

Sexy! Okay maybe not the right word lol..

15. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Yes! The beast has been unleashed! Best android tablet available and I will be pre ordering mine! Killer job Google & HTC.

16. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

I am enjoying my Tab S may see an early retirement. This is what i have been waiting for from Android. Might be too much for me to pass up.

18. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

I don't know....arghhhh. I could buy Note 8.0 right now, or get some more money to buy Nexus 9.... D: oh my.... I so want the S Pen but the Nexus 9 is so kewl too. :( I wish I could get both of them...

20. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Google you officially suck!!! $400 dollars for a ipad that runs android? GTFO! First off the aspect ratio sucks. They should have considered what people actually want. & the ppi is much lower than the 2nd Gen Nexus 7. But you put out a 5.2 inch phone with qhd 2560x1440 resolution. When paying $400 I would expect specs similar to the better android tabs of last year at least. & 2 gigs of ram? Really Google? The 2012 Nexus had the same amount of ram. That's not enough! My M8 gets sluggish & I have to clear tasks to free up ram several times a day so I don't want 2 hear how 2 gigs is enough! Everyone knows it takes more ram & basically more everything to run android but now The N9 has the same amount of ram as the ipad so what tablet do you think's gonna run smoother? I've been with Android from day 1 & been waiting for this tab all year but I'm getting seriously thinking about going with the ipad. If switching ecosystems wasn't so expensive I'd have already made my decision

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