When it comes to tablets, several people believe that Apple’s iPads are the supreme devices. But, do not rush into making this statement, as there are many other great competitors from tech giants such as Samsung, Amazon and Google. The latest device from Google is the new Nexus 9. The newest member of Nexus family, this device has an 8.9-inch display the falls between iPad mini 3 and iPad Air 2, size-wise. Google Nexus 9 is an incredible tablet and most likely this device will be a big competitor on the tablet market.
The Nexus 9 is recognized as being Google’s tablet, but it’s not actually manufactured by the giant tech company. Google’s Nexus line has the purpose to represent the company’s take on how Android should feel, look and cost. Because Google is not in the manufacturing business, they make deals with other device makers to build its products. For example, Google Nexus 9 is built by HTC.
Like other Google’s Nexus devices, the Nexus 9 has a simple and friendly design. Its back panel is covered with a great soft-touch material that helps keep the device from sliding out of users’ hands. The bad part about this soft material is that it tends to pick up fingerprint smudges and can make the device look kind of bad. Google Nexus has a weight of 0.93 pounds, compared to iPad Air 2 at 0.96 pounds, but is much heavier than the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and iPad mini 3, which weigh 0.64 pounds and 0.75 pounds.
Google Nexus 9 is the second important tablet release powered by NVidia’s new Tegra K1. The first of its kind was the NVidia Shield Tablet, which was released a few months ago. So, Nexus 9 features a 64-bit NVidia Tegra K1 2.3 GHz dual-core processor, 2GB Ram, 192-coore Kepler GPU, 8MP rear camera, 1.6MP front camera, 802.11ac MIMO Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth 4.1. You can choose a device with a storage of 16 GB or 32 GB.
If you are not an Apple fan, the Google Nexus 9 is the real deal. A close competitor is probably the NVidia Shield Tablet, but Nexus is way better in specs that appeal a broader consumer tablet audience and in terms of features.