Nexus 9 Might be an Android Rival for iPad

Google and HTC are challenging Apple’s iconic iPad with a brand new Android tablet in their own. The 8.9-inch Nexus 9 may be available starting on Nov. 3. The display size makes the hot device just slightly larger than the comparable iPad Air 2 and its predecessor the iPad.

The new device is the most recent in a growing line of Nexus tablets and smartphones, alike. But this does mark the 1st time Google tapped HTC to develop considered one of its tablets.

When it’s available, the Nexus 9 could be one of the most first devices running Android 5 Lollipop. However the device may even have an adjunct prone to make it more useful for business use than other tablets. A  new improved keyboard setup leaked back in September will make the Nexus 9 more like a brilliant portable laptop.

In a post at the Official Google Blog, Sundar Pichai, Google’s senior vice chairman of Android, Chrome and Apps, explains :

“…since progressively more people wish to have the similar simple experience they’ve on their tablets after they need to do real work, we designed a keyboard folio that magnetically attaches to the Nexus 9, folds into two different angles and rests securely in your lap like a laptop.”

The new device represents the primary larger-sized tablet from Google under the Nexus brand because it introduced the Nexus 10 back in 2012.

Last summer, Google teamed with Asus to create the Nexus 7 tablet. There have also been Nexus smartphones: 4, 5, and now a brand new Nexus 6 phablet.

The Nexus 9 sports any other impressive specs. It runs Android 5 on a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 Dual Denver chip. It’s got 2 GB of RAM memory. However, one drawback to the Nexus 9 is the lack to expand upon either 16 or 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card, the Verge reports .

There is an 8MP rear-facing and 1.6MP front-facing camera. The 6,700 mAh battery is designed to last about 9 hours on an entire charge, in line with Google’s specs.

The new tablet might be available in a WiFi only version and one with LTE connectivity to be used at the go. WiFi only versions of the device will sell for either $399 for the 16GB version or $479 for 32GB. The LTE version could be stocked with 32GB of internal storage and may sell for $599.

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