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Google Nexus 9 tablet unveiled

Google Nexus 9 tablet unveiled

Following endless speculation, Google has finally revealed its latest tablet, the Nexus 9.

Built by HTC, the slate joins Google’s new Nexus 6 phablet as part of a rejig of the company’s flagship range.

It features an 8.9–inch screen, with 2GB of RAM and comes in 16GB and 32GB options. There’s also the chance to stump up more for a model with 4G.

HTC has loaded up the Nexus 9 with its excellent BoomSound speakers, meaning there’s no need to buy an external Bluetooth number to blast out your tunes.

If it’s anything as good as last year’s Nexus 7’s speakers then users are in for an aural treat.

Once again, Google has insisted on a rubber back for its flagship tablet, so it won’t slide about easily.

Google also reckons this means it’ll make the Nexus 9 easy to use one–handed. With a larger screen compared to its previous models, that remains to be seen.

The search giant and HTC have also teamed up to create a special magnetic case that can be flipped out into a keyboard. Think: a smaller take on Microsoft’s Surface Pro 3 and you get the idea.

The Nexus 9 runs Android Lollipop, Google’s latest version of its mobile software.

Pre-orders for the Nexus 9, which starts at $399 in the US (UK prices TBC) go live on October 17th, with the device up for grabs from November 3rd.



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