The Google Nexus 9, the first tablet with Android Lollipop 5.0, is, without a shred of doubt, one of the best tablets of 2014/15. Its features such as the 8.9 inch screen, an HD display, a premium build and the latest version of android deservedly land it at the same level with top-class devices such as the Fire HDX 8.9 and Apple iPad Air2. Yes, it might not exactly be the winner if compared to these other adversaries, but, giving credit where it's due, Google Nexus 9 focuses on the nuts and bolts, and that makes it outstanding.
Most premium tablets of today come with 3D cameras, item recognition software and fingerprint sensors. Surprisingly, though, the new Nexus tablet does not settle on those features but instead concentrates on packing the best mobile processor you can find in the market and debuting the Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.
Like the 7-inch and 10-inch Nexus devices, this model is pleasantly comfortable and has a minority aesthetic. The device, manufactured by HTC, has a thin, streamlined body complete with quality construction. It is available in black, gold and white and is round-cornered. With the metal frame that wraps around its edges, there is a wide enough platform for fingers to rest on. The smooth vertices comfortably fit in your palms while holding and the glossy back surface offers a good feel for the fingertips.
The Google nexus 9's cutting edge Nvidia Tegra K1 Denver chip is superfast ready to perform any task its bought upon. It's CPU, with the first 64 bit chip strengthened by a 64 bit operating system, offers performance on par with the best chips out there. Using the OS is smooth and switching among apps is really quick such that you would hardly notice it happened. One most eye-catching thing about it is that the number of apps open does not affect its speed. Can you believe you can have twenty apps running and the device does not hang?
The device has a solid Wi-Fi connectivity, something that makes browsing the internet superfast. Web pages appear in micro-seconds, as soon as your finger leaves the screen. It downloads apps at a very fast rate and this makes it only second, if not equal, to iPad Air 2.
Who it's meant for
Judging from the features that have been widely concentrated on by HTC and Google, the Google Nexus 9 is best suited for researchers and surfers. Gamers are also considered here as the device can launch big games quickly and graphics are incomparably smooth and sharp.