News by Luke Jones on Friday October 17, 2014.
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Two days after it launched the Google Nexus 9 tablet has landed on Amazon and is now available to purchase. The HTC built slate arrived on the online retail giant is offering the new Nexus at $400 for the lower 16GB version, or $480 if you opt for the 32GB variant.The Nexus 9 was launched by Mountain View two days ago and is the most premium slate Google has ever offered in terms of both specs and design. It is also the first true tablet that Taiwanese company HTC has pulled together.
Google drafted in HTC to build its new tablet and it goes without saying that the Taiwanese company knows a thing or two about making a sleek product. The Nexus 9 is good looking, especially when placed next to the old Nexus 7, although it is not a paradigm shift next to other aesthetically pleasing slates like the iPad, Galaxy Tab S, or LG G Pad. Front on the 9 looks similar to an iPad Mini, but with only so many tablet designs possible it is an accusation we could level at a bunch of rivals. It has a very familiar Nexus matte finished rear and features brushed metal sides, but comparisons aside it looks like a premium tablet. It is also looking to compete with the very best in terms of specs too. Under the hood there is a 2.3GHz NVIDIA K1, which of course offers 64-bit support and is among the best mobile chips on the market. Surprisingly Google and HTC opted for just 2GB of RAM when most rumors pointed to 3GB, a far cry from the early reports this year (albeit false) that suggested 5GB of RAM. Elsewhere it has an 8MP rear-facing camera with autofocus, BSI and f/2.4 aperture; a 1.6MP selfie camera; dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac; and a 6,700mAh battery. Of course, this is the first device alongside the Nexus 6 to get Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the bag, making it unique in terms of OS for the time being. The Nexus 9 is available for pre-order this Friday and will land stores on November 9th, starting at $399 for the base 16GB Wi-Fi model; $479 for the 32GB Wi-Fi; and $599 for a 32GB LTE variant that comes packed with penta-band HSPA+, quad-band GSM/EDGE and CDMA.source: Amazon
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