- Android v5.0 Lollipop OS
- Quad Core Processor
- 2GB RAM
- 8MP Rear Camera
- 1.6MP Front Camera
- 6700mAH Battery
- 16GB Internal Memory
Google Nexus 9: The Lollipop Sweetens the Pot Further
Riding the much awaited news regarding the latest Android update, arrives the latest Nexus 9 tablet from Google. While the company, this time over partners gleefully with the HTC, the latest device follows an exquisite path leading to sublimity and subtleness. The 8.9 inch enigma is expected to be the most intriguing piece associated with the present calendar year which finally reveals the Android L in quite a grand manner. While a few specs followed by the overall architecture have been released, we look to bring together a congregated form which readily showcases the unprecedented might of this gadget.
Pros: The list starts with a bang as the most updated version of the OS has been included as Google takes the initiative. Screen protection is rendered by the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 whereas the newest breed of processor takes the overall performance to a far greater level.
Cons: The 1.6MP front variant is quite a dampener whereas the 8MP rear unit is only supposed to come out with average performances. While we haven't seen this device perform as of yet, the camera specifications do not look extremely encouraging. The preview is all set to drive the enthusiasts crazy as the latest gadget is bound to exceed all expectations in terms of performance and design.
With the dimensions being announced, the device more or less looks sleek and designed to kill. While the softened grip is bound to fit in perfectly within the hands, the subtle curves render a touch of class to the gadget. If working with rapt attention is what you seek, then the slim profile is all set to play out rather perfectly. The build quality as expected summarizes the need for those thinner bezels which look sleek while being extremely durable as well. In comes the brushed metal edge which houses the buttons and the needed volume rockers as per the strategic cues. Cleaner lines can be readily distinguished whereas the unique colors do make this prospective device look and feel exotic. Models will be rendered as per the needs as both the Wi-Fi and 3G/LTE devices wait to be launched, with slightly different weights backing up each of them.
The fabled IPS panel is in all readiness, likely to stay as with the 8.9 inch console for added functionality. Nexus 9 would include the LCD panel sitting pretty on the capacitive touch screen which readily sports a full gamut in 16M color combinations. Overall resolution of 1536x2048-pixel is more of a path changing addition and would lead the way towards an exceptionally vibrant screen. The provided pixel density ranges up to a sizable 281PPI which lends further detailing and sharpness to the overall viewing experience. The Corning Gorilla Glass 3 cajoles the entire 8.9 inch screen and is not only for the scratch resistance but also provides a sharp yet balanced look to the interface.
The Nexus 9 is all set to appear on the international scene in multiple colors and size based variants as the indigo, sand and lunar white models would be up for grabs. The allotted processor is all set to provide a stand-out performance while covering every aspect in detail. 64-bit processor is hereby provided which clocks at 2.3GHz. The chipset of the NVidia Tegra K1 make is certainly a force to reckon with and expected to enhance the gaming and multitasking performances. In comes a dedicated Kepler DX1 GPU which is strategically included besides the Tegra Quad-core CPU for accentuating the gaming performances with ease. This 192-core variant comes with the 2GB RAM support and the storage space easily toggles between 16 and 32GB. The gyroscope and accelerometer are included besides the fabled proximity sensor.
One may find this section to be a bit weaker in comparison to the remaining specs sheet although the 8MP variant is all set to provide a futuristic performance with the wide angle aperture range up to f/2.4. The LED flashlight is included for realizing the best possible imagery but we aren't expecting a lot from this tablet in terms of detailing and image quality. While the low light photography is bound to be on the expected lines, the 1.6MP front unit does include satisfactory selfies for the more inclined lot.
The Operating System:
The Lollipop looks quite a delicacy now as the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop incorporates the same into the scheme of things. Running at the background is this updated version which is designed to render high-end flexibility to the affairs. One can easily use the same on any given device and the OS fits in as per the requirements. While much hasn't been revealed regarding the UI, it seems that the Lollipop will throw in a few surprises as with the instant android sync in which the emoluments pertaining to a single device can be thoroughly looked and enjoyed over multiple interfaces. Be it the beautiful designs, pacy multitasking or the lesser disruptive worries, Android L allows one to be street-smart as with direct access to messages from the elusive lock screen.
One must also look to grab the separately sold keyboard which is more of a fully responsive entity, magnetically attached to the surface. This device would allow the user to type seamlessly across multiple angles while letting him/her manage files and documents on the go, and this time literally. If managing the tablet more like a laptop is on your priority list, then the Keyboard Folio is the perfect tool which includes NFC support and micro-USB charging scheme which would last for a few months atleast.
Battery and Connectivity:
Powering this monster is the 6700mAh non-removable battery which would last atleast a day or two while the exact period hasn’t been given away as of yet. Be it the GPS support or the MIDP emulator, the Nexus 9 includes every connectivity scheme, thus making is highly utilitarian as well.
The Nexus 9 packs in quite a lot as with the HTC Boomsound Speakers sitting perfectly at the front whereas the speedy processor comes out to be quite a feature. Be it the easy toggles between the mails or going seamlessly across the multitasking affairs, this gadget is expected to come up trumps while addressing every aspect with immediate attention as for the Wi-Fi enabled or the LTE supported models.
HTC Google Nexus 9 Rivals:
Apple iPad Air
Apple iPad Mini with Retina Display
Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4
Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 inch Android
Google Nexus 7 2013