Besides Nexus 6 smartphone, Google has added another tablet to its portfolio by announcing the Nexus 9 tablet built in partnership with HTC of Taiwan. The Nexus 9 tablet will run on Goggle’s latest Lollipop 5.0 OS. The Nexus 9 has a thin bezel, brushed metal sides, sleek look and sturdy design. It can be easily carried in one hand. This tablet will be available in black and white colors.
To enable the users to work on Nexus 9, this table can be fitted with a uniquely designed keyboard folio that magnetically attaches to the Nexus 9, and folds into two different angles and rests securely on your lap like a laptop. This will be sold separately by Google.
The Nexus 9 tablet sports a 8.9 inch IPS LCD display(2048×1536 pixels), and is driven by 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with192-core Kepler GPU. It has 2GB RAM and storage options of 16GB and 32GB. This tablet is equipped with 8MP Rear and 1.6MP front cameras and is packed with 6700mAh battery. It also boasts of front-facing HTC BoomSound speakers. For connectivity, the Nexus 9 offers options of 3.5 mm stereo audio jack, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Chromecast.
The Nexus 9 tablet will be available in three variants – 16GB WiFi for $399, 32GB WiFi for $479, and an LTE-enabled 32GB model for $599.
Finally, Google has also released the Nexus Player, a streaming media player by Asus of Taiwan and the first device running Android TV. The Nexus Player is a streaming media player for movies, music and videos. It’s also a first-of-its-kind Android gaming device. With Nexus Player you can play Android games on your HDTV with a gamepad, and on your phone. Nexus Player is Google Cast Ready so you can cast your favorite entertainment from almost any Chromebook or Android or iOS phone or tablet to your TV.
Google has tied up with many partners such as Netflix, Hulu, Pandora, Bloomberg TV, Food Network, Vevo, tune in, Travel Channel, TED, and Plex among others, for the content on Nexus Player.
The Nexus Player is driven by a 64-bit 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom Silvermont processor alongside the Imagination PowerVR Series 6 Graphics (2D/3D) Engine. According to Intel, this chipset is capable of console-like graphics and 1080p video streaming.
The Google Nexus Player comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB of inbuilt storage. It has HDMI, Micro-USB, Wi-Fi 802.11ac 2×2 (MIMO) and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity options. It weighs 235 grams and has dimensions of 120x120x20mm.
The Nexus Player and remote control has price tag of $99 with an optional controller for $40. The Nexus 9 and Nexus Player will be available for preorder on October 17, and will hit stores on November 3.