Google has launched the new Nexus tablet built in partnership with HTC called the Nexus 9.
The new HTC Google Nexus 9 tablet along with the Google Nexus 6 smartphone is the platform lead of Google's next generation mobile operating system dubbed Android 5.0 Lollipop. Google touts Android Lollipop as the company's "sweetest release yet."
The Google Nexus 9 will be available for pre-order starting Friday, while it is expected to hit the stores on November 9. The new Nexus tablet has been priced at $399 (roughly Rs. 24,500) for the 16GB Wi-Fi model; $479 (approximately Rs. 29,500) for 32GB Wi-Fi model, and $599 (approximately Rs. 37,000) for the 32GB LTE mode that also supports penta-band HSPA+ along with quad-band GSM/ EDGE and CDMA.
Google Nexus 9 features an 8.9-inch IPS LCD display with QXGA (2048x1536 pixels) resolution and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. As rumoured, the tablet is powered by a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor coupled with Kepler GPU and 2GB of RAM. It sports an 8-megapixel rear autofocus camera with f/2.4 aperture and LED flash. There is a 1.6-megapixel front camera as well.
Backing the device is a 6700mAh battery, which, the company claims, can deliver up to 9.5 hours of browsing time; video playback time of up to 9.5 hours, and a standby time of 30 days for the Wi-Fi model.
Connectivity options include 3.5mm audio jack, Micro-USB, GPS, Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth. Google Nexus 9 also features dual front-facing speakers with HTC's Boomsound and dual microphones. Sensors listed include ambient light sensor, gyroscope, accelerometer, and magnetometer.