The successful Google Nexus family is soon to get another member. The smartphone giant on Wednesday unveiled Nexus 9. Manufactured by the Taiwanese company HTC, the Nexus 9 tablet is soon to be released across the globe in the coming weeks. That’s definitely good news for those who are specially waiting to check out Android Lollipop which was announced by Google some months ago.
Definitely a step above Nexus 7, HTC Nexus 9 offers a bigger screen size of 8.9 inches, a 2048 x 1536 display while it weighs just 436 grams. For processing you get a 64-bit 2.3GHz dual-core processor (used first time in a HTC product) and 2 GB RAM. For color specifics, you could go ahead with either black or white variant while its configuration wise options are 16GB, 32GB, and an LTE-enabled 32GB model with a battery life of 9 hours. Look out for its thin bezel with clean lines and brushed metal sides which give it a sleek and sturdy look.
What’s new in HTC Nexus 9?
Nexus 9 users can go for a keyboard (offered separately) which can be attached to the Nexus 9 magnetically with folds at two different angles. Once attached, the HTC Nexus 9 gets converted into a laptop for better functionality. Consider this as a well planned initiative to make the tablet much more user friendly than an iPad considering the increasing demand for iPad & Microsoft Surface compatible keyboards. Despite small and handy in size, Google has tried to Nexus 9 as usable as possible.
What’s the Hype about?
Android L, the latest Android version – how efficient it is as it multi tasks, a fusion of work and play. With built in Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, it promises to seamlessly perform tasks simultaneously – be it surfing, checking emails, editing documents, playing games and more. The BoomSound speakers should provide a better immersive sound experience, thus offering a well equipped tablet to the buyers.
With Android L in use, you can set the settings of your tablet to display notifications and messages of certain people only and respond to them directly from the screen without unlocking it. This means you are less disturbed by these notifications when attending to other important tasks.
The Android L OS promises to be compatible across all devices and highly flexible as per use. It offers the “Material Design” concept wherein as the user enjoys a seamless transition as he/she moves from one screen to the other. Moreover, Nexus 9 is responsive to touch and voice quite intuitively providing ease in its operations.
A quick recap of the HTC Nexus 9 specs –
- Display – 8.9” LCD
- Battery – 6700 mAh
- Camera – 8MP rear camera, 1.6MP front camera
- Memory: 16 GB & 32 GB
- CPU: 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1
- Processor 2.3 GHz
Likely to be launched in India in November itself, the Nexus 9 does seem to worth the wait especially if you are die hard Android loyalist.