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Google Nexus 9 – Best Android Tablet PC of 2014


nexus-9You may have heard of Nexus 9, the first tablet to run Android Lollipop 5.0, Android’s latest update which is the firmware equivalent of bringing fresh designs and no shortage of new features, Google’s latest gift to the wireless community.

It performs steadily with many apps open, and switching between them is fluid. Its streamlined construction has a deluxe, comfortable feel.

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The Google Nexus 9 succeeds in checking the necessary boxes to be one of the best tablets of 2014.
An HD display? Check. A premium build? Check. Trailblazing performance and the latest, purest version of Android. Check and check.
All of those points come together to make the 8.9-inch slate an appealing adversary to the Apple iPad Air 2.

Some cool new features:-

1) Fingerprint sensors.
2) 3D cameras.
3) Item-recognition software.

he Nexus 9 completes Google’s tablet trifecta, fittingly ensconced between the 7-inch and 10-inch Nexus models.
ts minimalist design is en vogue, but nothing about it particularly stands out. It falls short of matching the skinny iPad Air 2.

The 8.9-inch tablet, available in black, white and gold, dons a smooth matte back with a soft grip and rounded corners. The brushed metal frame that wraps around its body provides a wide enough edge to rest fingers on, minimizing inevitable smudges on the bezel.

Speaking of the screen, it’s a decent effort indeed without being mind blowing. It’s certainly high-res enough to match the iPad Air 2 in terms of pixel count, which means by having a 0.8-inch smaller display increases the sharpness.

Some configs :-

1) 8MP primary camera & 1.6MP front facing camera.
2) 8.9 inch screen having 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution.
3) Android V5 Lollipop with 2.3 Ghz 64 bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 Dual Denver Processor.
4) 2GB Ram & 6GB Internal memory.
5) 6700mAH lithium-ion battery providing 9 hours 30 minutes browsing time on WiFi.

The Google Nexus 9’s solid list of up-to-date specs is one of its best attributes. It’s the first to house the 64-bit version of the Nvidia Tegra K1 system-on-a-chip, with a 2.3GHz dual-core Denver CPU and a 192-core Kepler DX1 GPU. It also features the speedy 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard, Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC.

The Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets don’t include microSD card expansion slots, so it’s no surprise that this model doesn’t either. Google’s cloud-based services are meant to replace the need for a memory card and the Nexus 9 enforces that shift with models limited to 16GB and 32GB of internal storage. According to Google, a 32GB, 4G LTE model will be available soon.

Some Cons :-

— Not all apps work smoothly with Android 5.0 yet
— Firm contact is necessary for efficient touchscreen response and it’s slow to charge.
— The largest capacity model offered is 32GB and there’s no microSD card slot.

The Nexus 9 is available direct from Google and starts at $399 for the 16GB model. The 32GB version will run you $479. Later this year a 32GB 4G LTE capable model will be released according to Google, it’ll cost $599.

In the end i conclude that Google Nexus 9’s premium build, speedy performance and consistent updates render it one of the best high-end Android tablets.

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