In what hasn’t been seen since November of 2012 with the release of the Google Nexus 10, Big G has introduced a new sized Nexus tablet. The Nexus 9 has been manufactured by HTC. The sides of the Nexus 9 is comprised of premium metal as it takes on the design language of most of HTC’s recent devices. The 8.9″ QVGA screen has a resolution of 2048 x 1536, making the screen ratio 4:3 instead of the widescreen ratio (16:9). The phone also sports HTC’s BoomSound speakers, providing for clear, rich, and powerful audio. Finally, sharing similarities with Microsoft’s Surface tablets, The Nexus 9 will have the ability to sport a keyboard that can magnetically attach itself to the tablet. Google is really stressing its focus of productivity with this device. Along with the keyboard, the inner hardware of the Nexus 9 will sport Nvidia’s 64-bit Tegra K1 chipset, 2 GB of RAM, and will last for about 9 hours on average on a full charge. Introduced the same day as the Nexus 6, the Nexus 9 will be available in either black or white and Google plans to have the device launch in 29 countries. Starting on November 3rd, the Nexus 9 will be available in stores such as Best Buy, Office Max, Staples, Wal-Mart, Google Play, and even T-Mobile. Pre orders will begin on October 17th for the 16GB ($399), 32GB ($479), and an LTE-enabled 32GB model for $599. This LTE-enabled version as well as a third “sand” color option, will not be available until the end of the year. The Nexus 9 will put itself in direct competition with Microsoft’s impressive Surface 3 and Apple’s bevy of quality iPad products. Get ready for a wild holiday season
With Google placing emphasis on productivity, the Nexus 9’s goal is to become one of the most sought after products this holiday season.