Google Nexus 9 – Best in Android Tablets
The Google Nexus 9 is one of the latest entrants into the world of tablet computers. It is an Android based device that has been introduced at a time when the market is already flooded with tablets. But the fact that the Nexus 9 manages to still stand out and get noticed should make you sit up and take notice of this newbie. Let’s take a look at what this tablet has to offer and see if there is something that the Nexus 9 offers that makes it better than the other tablets out there.
What is so different about the Google Nexus 9?
The main thing about the Nexus 9 is that Google has made a conscious effort to get into the high-end tablet market with this one, rather than come out with yet another low cost Nexus tab. Here are a few basics to know about this tablet:
- 8.9 inch IPS LCD display with a 2048×1536 resolution
- 2.3GHz 64-bit dual core Tegra K1 Denver SoC processor
- 2GB LPDDR3 + 16/32GB NAND
- Android Lollipop 5.0
- 8 megapixel main back camera, plus a 1.6 megapixel secondary front camera
The back continues to be a soft plastic, but comes with a metal rim. This back cover seems to get easily smudged, especially in the black model, but is not exactly bothersome. It would, however, have been better to give the back cover a more matte finish than the present light glossy finish. Although not overly glossy, it does make the cover feel a bit slippery for handling, and makes it almost necessary to buy a cover for your Nexus 9 right away.
The Nexus 9 does not try to sell by offering glitzy or flashy add-ons that is often useless. Instead, it concentrates on the basics and makes them really good. For the high price point, you get an 8.9 inch hi definition display and a processor that is way more powerful than anything else you might find in the tablet market today. It is also the first tablet to offer the latest Android version 5.0 as a standard.
What is good
- First tablet to run on Android Lollipop 5.0 version
- Wide HD display
- Smooth switching between apps
- Feels premium because of build and design quality
What is not so good
- Maximum of 32GB storage
- No micro SD slot
- Glossy back cover
Overall, the Nexus 9 concentrates on quality rather than a low price point or flashy but often not very useful features like most other tablets. Instead, the device tries to offer the best in all the basics with a premium feel to the device, and succeeds.