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Google Nexus 9

Specifications

Google Nexus 9
Google Nexus 9 (Nexus Series)
Memory
2048 MB 
Display
8.9 inch 4:3, 2048 x 1536 pixel, capacitive touchscreen, 10 multi-touch points, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, eMMC 4.51, 23.08 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: combo headphone and microphone jack, Sensors: ambient light, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, NFC, GPS, Glonass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1, Body SAR: 0.168 W/kg
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.95 x 228.3 x 153.7 ( = 0.31 x 8.99 x 6.05 in)
Battery
25 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 6700 mAh, 3.8 volts, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 9.5 h, Standby 3G (according to manufacturer): 720 h
Operating System
Android 5.0 Lollipop
Camera
Webcam: 1.6 MP, main camera: 8 MP (auto focus, LED flash)
Additional features
Speakers: two front speakers with HTC BoomSound, Keyboard: virtual, USB cable, power supply, quick start guide, Google Apps, 24 Months Warranty
Weight
422 g ( = 14.89 oz / 0.93 pounds), Power Supply: 55 g ( = 1.94 oz / 0.12 pounds)
Price
479 Euro

 

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Average Score: 83.22% - good
Average of 51 scores (from 90 reviews)
price: 78%, performance: 87%, features: 72%, display: 84% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 94%

Reviews for the Google Nexus 9

86% First Impressions: Google Nexus 9 in Review | Notebookcheck
Two become one. This time the latest Google tablet is produced by HTC, replacing the models Nexus 7 and Nexus 10. It is the first product with the new Android 5.0 Lollipop, and looks pretty good. The new operating system now also supports 64-bit processors, and the Nexus 9 obviously uses one.
86% HTC Google Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi / 32 GB) Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Candy lickin' good. The 64-bit version of Android 4.0 Lollipop and the matching 64-bit processor from Nvidia are certainly the big debuts in the Nexus 9. However, the new architecture apparently has some pitfalls and did not run quite smoothly in the test. Otherwise, we missed the attention to detail in HTC's tablet, which could, however, still score with a good performance and decent battery life.
Surface 3 vs Nexus 9 comparison review: The best tablet for getting things done - but which one?
Source: PC Advisor English
The Nexus 9 is the cheaper option here and will suit those who a tablet for enjoyment but also need to do the occasional bit of light work. However, the Surface 3 is the better package for working with a more suitable design comprised of the kickstand and Type Cover. A larger screen, more storage and useful ports are all big benefits.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/07/2015
Nexus 9 Review: The iPad-Killer Blueprint
Source: Slashgear English
If you're looking for an entertainment machine that'll set the baseline for all Android tablets made by top-tier brands in 2015, this is your device. If you want a slightly smaller tablet that rolls with right around the same processing power created by a company that's keeping it up to date just as fast as - or sometimes faster than - Google, you might want to look here.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/05/2015
80% HTC Google Nexus 9 Tablet Review
Source: Kitguru English
We find that mobile devices tend to prioritise either style or substance – and the Nexus 9 definitely prioritises the latter. The Tegra K1 CPU chip is a beastly performer, ripping through the benchmarks and handling normal usage very well.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Android lollipop deserves better hardware
Source: It Pro English
The Android 5.0 Lollipop OS is by far the strongest aspect of the Nexus 9. But if you want to experience Google's whizzy new operating sytem without being let down by a comparatively low-quality tablet, you may be in luck. Android Lollipop 5.0 makes it debut and the software outshines the hardware.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/26/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Review: Nexus 9
Source: PC Authority English
Overall, it’s difficult to know what to make of the Nexus 9. On the one hand, it has a number of serious flaws, with poor build quality chief among them. Then there’s the high battery depletion rate under load, backlight leakage around the edges of the screen, the absence of a microSD port for expansion and a lack of high-capacity models, all of which dent this tablet’s overall appeal.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nexus 9
Source: It Pro English
HTC took up the unenviable task of manufacturing the follow up to the critical and commercial success that was the Nexus 7. The Google Nexus 9 is a good tablet but it could have been the best. We recommend checking out the smaller Nexus 7 (2013) or the iPad Air range.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nexus 9 Review: Niggles Aside, This is an AWESOME Tablet
Source: Know Your Mobile English
But what do I think of it? Well, aside from some questionable quality control regarding the review unit exterior it’s actually quite compelling. The performance is there and the display is pretty stunning, while Android Lollipop is hugely satisfying. The battery life is fairly average, however, and as with all Nexus devices it lacks memory expandability, although connectivity options are plentiful which is certainly a plus.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/16/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nexus 9
Source: It Pro English
Following the critical and commercial success of the Nexus 7 range, much was expected of the latest Google-branded tablet. HTC was tasked with manufacturing the device and the result was hit-and-miss. Android Lollipop 5.0 makes it debut and the software outshines the hardware.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/13/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Nexus 9
Source: AnandTech English
The Nexus 9 is undoubtedly an aspirational device. For a long time now, Google and the Android tablet market in general have been in a position similar to Amazon’s Fire tablet. This has meant that the margin on the hardware itself has been quite low, and while quality was possible to achieve there were often sacrifices made in order to reach the targeted price point.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/04/2015
Dell Venue 8 7000 vs. Nexus 9: Which Android tablet is right for you?
Source: Computerworld.com English
Honestly, the race would feel more even if the Nexus 9 were priced at $300 instead of $400. But with all things equal, the scales tip pretty strongly in the Venue 8's direction for most people -- again, with the main exception being those for whom the guarantee of always having the latest software is a high priority (regardless of the compromises that may require). That factor is understandably important to a lot of us, and it's something you definitely have to take into account.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/23/2015
70% Review: Google Nexus 9 Tablet (by HTC)
Source: Wired Magazine English
The verdict? The Nexus 9 is a really good tablet. It not a speed demon, and doesn’t blow your mind in any one way (except the exceptional audio), but for $400 it’s a very solid choice, and if you’re wanting an Android tablet I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/23/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Google Nexus 9 review
Source: Gadget Show English
Google and HTC have put together a fine tablet with great performance and a slick design, but it falls down on its price, build quality and poor screen. It's a brilliant effort, but we can't help but wish Google tried harder with it, especially after the brilliant bang for buck that the Nexus 7 range offered before. Let's see what you've got next year, Google - we expect it to be better.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
78% Nexus 9 Review
Source: Cool Smartphone English
HTC have not really been in the tablet business, with the exception to their quite old HTC Flyer. At the time a great piece of hardware let down by a poor software experience. The main reason behind this was tablets running Android were still very new and had very little software to make use of the form factor or extra screen space.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 78%
Product Review – The Google HTC Nexus 9.
Source: Our IT Department English
The Google HTC Nexus 9 provides great performance with an exterior design that is just okay. The fact that it runs on the new Android 5.0 operating system is a definite plus and will appeal to most Android fans. The screen and speakers are about average but Google has made up for this with new tweaks in the operating system and a faster and more efficient processor. The bottom line is there are areas where the Nexus 9 shines and other areas that are just about average.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/10/2014
78% Nexus 9 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English English
The Nexus 9 is no iPad Air 2, that’s for sure. It’s a good attempt by HTC and Google, but it falls short on being the perfect Nexus tablet or even the best Android tablet. The $399 ($349 at some places now) Galaxy Tab S 8.4 is a great Android tablet that’s thinner and lighter. Sure, it’s no “Pure Android” tablet, but it’s one of the year’s best Android tablets. The NVIDIA Shield Tablet which starts at $299 for a 16GB model is also a very capable tablet with lots of performance power.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 78%
Nexus 9 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 comparison: Google's Lollipop tablet is worth the extra
Source: PC Advisor English
The Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 might be cheaper but the newer Nexus 9 outclasses it in almost every area. This is understandable because it's newer so if you can jump the price gap, you'll be much better off with Google's flagship tablet.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 12/05/2014
Testing: Google Nexus 9 Android Tablet
Source: Tested English
There's much more competition in Android tablets than there once was. Right now you can get the Nvidia Shield with Lollipop for $100 less, and refurbished 2013 Nexus 7s still pop up from time to time, and that's still a great device. The Nexus 9 is a fine tablet, and it's probably my favorite one right now, but it won't win everyone's heart.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/02/2014
82% Google Nexus 9 review: A good, but not great, Android 5.0 tablet
Source: Zdnet.com English
The Nexus 9 is the first tablet to run Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and offers excellent performance plus impressive sound quality. There are drawbacks, though, including some build quality issues, a tendency to run warm and a premium price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 82%
Nexus 9 vs Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 comparison review: Cheaper and feature-packed Tab S nips Nexus 9
Source: PC Advisor English
This is a close call as the Nexus 9 and Galaxy Tab S 8.4 both have pros and cons. If you don't mind spending more, then Google's tablet has better performance and battery life but is chunkier. Samsung's isn't as slick but is impressively svelte and has features not found on the Nexus 9. Now the Tab S is cheaper you can save money by going this way and installing the Google Now launcher if you don't like TouchWiz so it just nips the win here but both are great choices for an Android tablet.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/21/2014
Google Nexus 9 review: a good tablet, but no showstopper
Source: PC Advisor English
The tablet, which is built for Google by HTC, has an 8.9in screen which is bang in the middle of the iPad mini and iPad Air. More than that, it also adopts the iPad's 4:3 aspect ratio instead of the 16:9 form factor of previous Nexus tablets.
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/20/2014
74% Google HTC Nexus 9 Review
Source: T Break English
The Nexus 9 is an impressive tablet but not with the build quality you expect out of HTC. With CES around the corner, I’m sure that we’ll see plenty more 4:3 aspect ratio Android tablets. But until then the Nexus 9 will probably remain the fastest Android tablet. It’s also the only 64-bit Android 5.0 Lollipop tablet currently available.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 80% workmanship: 60%
84% Android Lollipop deserves better hardware
Source: It Pro English
Following the critical and commercial success of the Nexus 7 range, much was expected of the latest Google-branded tablet. HTC was tasked with manufacturing the device and the result was hit-and-miss. The Google Nexus 9 is a good tablet but it could have been the best. We recommend checking out the smaller Nexus 7 (2013) or the iPad Air range.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 84%
81% Google Nexus 9 review: fantastic software in a forgettable showcase
Source: Pocketnow English
So is the Nexus 9 worth buying? Yes – but not at this price point. In our view, unless you’re a developer or a true die-hard stock Android lover, $399 is just too much to pay for the compromises we’re seeing in design, storage, and (to a lesser degree) performance. Google’s fully within its rights to reposition the Nexus family as a higher-end offering and charge more money accordingly, but it needs to deliver a truly exemplary product to justify that. The Nexus 9 is adequate, but exemplary it is not.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 90% features: 63% mobility: 90%
80% Google Nexus 9 review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Nexus 9 shows where Android tablets of the future should be headed — a little less geek locked in their bedroom, a bit more ‘ordinary person’ relaxing in the lounge. However, it also has the raw power underneath to satisfy enthusiasts so it’ll come up with the hardcore goods once more devs gets their heads around its 64-bit Kepler engine.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Google Nexus 9 review: HTC's tablet is great but as expensive as an iPad Air
Source: PC Advisor English
One of the reasons the Nexus 9 is taking the fight to the iPad is the screen. At 8.9in it's almost exactly half way between the 7.9in iPad mini and 9.7in iPad Air. More than that, it has a 4:3 aspect ratio, which deviates from the 16:9 form factor of previous Nexus tablets. The resolution might sound familiar too: 2048x1536 pixels equates to a decent 287ppi (that's less than the Nexus 7's 323ppi, though). Here's the Nexus 9 dwarfing the Nexus 7:
video review
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Nexus 9 review - the best Android tablet yet.
Source: Expert Reviews English
Finally we have an Android device that can compete with the mighty iPads, with the Nexus 9 and iPad Air models trading blows. We still think the iPad Air just inches ahead, but if you'd prefer an Android device (and many will), there's now a tablet you can buy without feeling you're getting something second best.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/10/2014
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Nexus 9 review
Source: V3.co.uk English
Featuring an elegant design, great display, 64-bit Nvidia processor and all the enterprise perks of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Nexus 9 is the finest Android tablet currently available. Were it not for a slightly poor camera and the lack of applications taking advantage of the 64-bit chip, the Nexus 9 would have merited a full five stars in V3's ratings.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/08/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Nexus 9 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Nexus 9 is an important tablet for Google, for HTC and for Android in general. And it doesn’t manage to make quite the impact the Nexus 7 had in 2012, and in 2013 with its follow-up. The Nexus 9 is a powerful, handy tablet that’s fun to use, but it feels a little more like a suggested starting point for other manufacturers than a device that’ll stick on our most wanted list for 18 months.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2014
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Google Nexus 9 vs Apple iPad Air 2
Source: Phone Arena English
These two couldn’t be any more different on the outside, as one impressively stands out for its premium design and svelte construction – while the other follows a more humble and modest path. Mainly due to that disparity, it makes perfect sense why the iPad Air 2 costs $500, versus the $400 price tag of the Nexus 9. Obviously, the difference in that chunk of change is profound, one that favors Apple’s achievement in producing its tablet.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/07/2014
Nexus 9 deep-dive review: Bigger, but not necessarily better
Source: Computerworld.com English
The Nexus 9 is a strange tablet to try to wrap your head around. It's being positioned as a premium product, with a premium price -- but in the real world, it doesn't quite live up to that standard. When I ask myself if the Nexus 9 is meaningfully better than the Nexus 7 that came before it -- better enough to justify its $170 higher price tag -- I have a hard time coming up with a way to answer "yes." It's bigger, sure, but the Nexus 7 has snappier and more consistent performance along with a more impressive display and support for wireless charging. And it doesn't have build quality issues like the flexible back and awkwardly recessed buttons.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/06/2014
90% Google Nexus 9 by HTC Review: In Depth
Source: Recombu English
The Nexus 9 will likely grow into the world of Lollipop as other manufacturers join the fray and Google, along with thousands of app developers, issue updates to better leverage Android 5.0’s talents and the Tegra K1’s computing grunt. For the price there are certainly other options out there (like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S), but we have a sneaking suspicion the Nexus 9 would make for one of the smartest tablet purchases this side of Christmas, even over the mighty iPads.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Nexus 9: Google and HTC deliver Android 5.0 'Lollipop' at iPad prices
Source: Reg Hardware English
Whether people who are mostly interested in web browsing, messaging, and document editing really need a Nexus 9 – as opposed to one of the other, cheaper Android tablets already available – is more questionable. But if you can afford it, and especially if you like being on the forefront of what's going on in the Android world, the Nexus 9 is a well-made fondleslab that definitely delivers bang for your (not inconsiderable) buck.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/04/2014
Google Nexus 9
Source: Engadget English
I didn't expect to feel so torn about the Nexus 9. On the one hand, Android 5.0 Lollipop is refreshing, what with its snappiness and welcoming redesign. On the other, I can't help but feel a little frustrated that Google and HTC compromised on the Nexus 9's screen, speakers and design. I get the rationale.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2014
60% Google Nexus 9
Source: Laptop Mag English
Sure, the Google Nexus 9 is pretty and sports a bright display, as well as the latest version of the Android operating system. However, there's nothing that really sets the Nexus 9 apart from the competition. It's not the thinnest, it doesn't last the longest on a charge, and many of its apps don't take advantage of its larger screen. Plus, we found its physical buttons difficult to use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
Google Nexus 9
Source: Liliputing English
All told, the Nexus 9 is one of the fastest Android tablets available. It’s got a great screen (if you’re into 9 inch screens), decent speakers, and long battery life. It also comes with Android 5.0 and has an unlockable bootloader. It makes a great multimedia device for reading, watching, or playing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2014
70% Google Nexus 9
Source: PC Mag English
The Nexus 9 isn't the best tablet for everyone, but the brilliance of the Android approach is that one tablet doesn't have to be. Like other Nexus products, the Nexus 9 is designed to have the absolute latest version of Android at all times, letting software developers target a clean, updated OS. It also shows Google's purest idea of what its software experience should be like. For 2015, expect that to involve a lot of Google cloud-based productivity apps.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Google Nexus 9 review: A powerful tablet made for everyone
Source: PC World English
The Nexus 9 doesn’t exist solely for Google to sell tablets; it exists to get developers thinking about how to move Google’s Android ecosystem forward into the next generation of mobile technology. It’s also a great indicator of how strong Google’s hardware partnerships are: We’ve got Nvidia and HTC’s hardware working in tandem on one device, with both companies putting their best foot forward. If you’re drawn to the Nexus 9, buy it because you want to see what the future’s like, not because you’re looking for the absolutely perfect tablet device.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Nexus 9 review: The cutting edge of Android tablets
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Nexus 9 sits at the very cutting edge of Android tablets. We like the design, the size is practically portable and we think Android 5.0 Lollipop makes some fundamental changes that make Android better. There's no question that this is a better device than previous Nexus tablets. We love the display visuals and rich graphical experience, even if the display could be a little better.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 90%
Nexus 9 Review
Source: Droid-Life English
Overall, the Nexus 9 is a superb Android tablet. If you currently own either a Nexus 7 (2012/2013) or a Nexus 10, the Nexus 9 would be a fantastic upgrade for you. If this would be your first Android tablet experience, then your patience has most definitely paid off.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/03/2014
80% Google Nexus 9 review: A powerful tablet made for everyone
Source: Greenbot English
The Nexus 9 doesn’t exist solely for Google to sell tablets; it exists to get developers thinking about how to move Google’s Android ecosystem forward into the next generation of mobile technology. It’s also a great indicator of how strong Google’s hardware partnerships are: We’ve got Nvidia and HTC’s hardware working in tandem on one device, with both companies putting their best foot forward. If you’re drawn to the Nexus 9, buy it because you want to see what the future’s like, not because you’re looking for the absolutely perfect tablet device.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Google Nexus 9 review
Source: BGR English
Then again, this is a beautifully constructed device that is versatile, and it has true multi-user support thanks to Android 5.0. $530 for a premium tablet with a keyboard that your entire family can work and play on isn’t a bad deal at all, provided you’ve adopted Google’s cloud-first ecosystem; there is no way 16GB is a usable amount of storage if multiple users are storing media and other files locally, and 32GB might not cut it either.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/03/2014
93% Google Nexus 9 Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Modesty, that’s what makes the Google Nexus 9 an unsuspecting threat in the tablet space. The specs and design aren’t insanely out there, to drastically separate it from the existing crop of competition, but rather, it’s what it delivers with its overall package that gives it such an inviting presence – one that undoubtedly embodies all the qualities we want in that near-perfect tablet.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/03/2014
Rating: Total score: 93%
HTC Nexus 9 review: Game on
Source: GSM Arena English
The HTC Nexus 9 is a proper, no-compromise Android tablet flagship. By combining sleek design, top-notch build quality, immensely powerful hardware, and spanking new OS version, Google's slate is probably the best challenger to the Apple iPad.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/03/2014
Review: Nexus 9
Source: Gizmag English
Just because something isn't the best, though, doesn't mean it's no good at all. And the Nexus 9 is still among the best tablets of the year. It's going to make a lot of people happy. Its biggest fault is that it decided to run against the fastest thoroughbreds.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/03/2014
Google Nexus 9 review: hands-on first look shows HTC's tablet is great but as expensive as an iPad Air
Source: PC Advisor English
A new Google tablet has been a long time coming. The Nexus 7 was updated last year, but not the Nexus 10. Now Google has unveiled the HTC-designed Nexus 9 and we've got our hands on it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/29/2014
Hands on: The first things you notice about the Nexus 9 and Android 5.0
Source: Computerworld.com English
We're not just talking a basic coat of paint here, either: The changes include the introduction of slick new transitions and animations all throughout the system that, even with just the first few minutes of exploration, help to bring an extra level of polish to the experience. Design makes a big difference in what a device is like to use, and five minutes with Lollipop on the Nexus 9 makes that abundantly clear.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/29/2014
The premium challenger to the iPad Air
Source: Techradar English
The HTC Nexus 9 is very much a, well, Nexus device. But without the lower price tag that used to accompany such devices. It does most things well, with a nice design, screen and packaging, while not forgetting to use a mediocre camera as usual.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/25/2014
Nexus 9 vs iPad Air 2 comparison: which is the best flagship 9in tablet? It's Android vs iPad in our Nexus 9 vs iPad Air 2 shoot out
Source: PC Advisor English
Make no mistake: these are two evenly matched tablets, and it is unlikely you will be disappointed with either of them. If you have no strong leanings toward Android or iOS, you should base your decision on price and storage. If you want to save pennies the Nexus 9 is measurably cheaper. But if you need more than 32GB of storage - and many will - then the iPad Air 2 is your only choice. (See also: Nexus 7 vs Nexus 9 comparison.)
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/24/2014
Nexus 9 hands-on: Your next Nexus tablet
Source: Pocket Lint English
What we can say, however, that the Nexus 9 is a lovely device. HTC has brought some of its skill to the device with the front-facing BoomSound speakers, but we've yet to put them through their paces. We're hoping they match the performance of the HTC One M8. Priced at £319 for a 16GB Wi-Fi only Nexus 9 it will be available from 3 November. We will bring you a full Nexus 9 review, and all the details on Android 5.0 Lollipop, as soon as we get our hands on a final model. Until then, enjoy the pictures.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/24/2014
HTC Nexus 9 hands-on: First look
Source: GSM Arena English
It has been a long time since a Nexus tablet went over 7" and it was about time. We appreciate what the Nexus 7 brings, its portability and accessible price tag, but we were left without a large tablet Nexus experience for two years now. HTC made it worth the wait though. The Nexus 9 design is sensible and has that premium HTC feel. It's not the thinnest and lightest tablet, but you could never stash an 8.9" tablet in a side pocket as easily as you do the Nexus 7. Still, Google made the decision to break Nexus tradition and charge a fairly high price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2014
Google Nexus 9 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 3 comparison: Which is best for you?
Source: PC Advisor English
Taking a look over the specs and features of both tablets, it should quickly become clear to you which of these devices is most suited to your needs. If you like the idea of having a tablet that can replace your laptop, enabling you to use full versions of the Office suite, Photoshop and Illustrator and more, then the Surface Pro 3 is ideal. It's a brilliant piece of kit that manages to combine portability, a large, great quality touchscreen and incredible power.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 10/22/2014
Nexus 7 vs Nexus 9 comparison: Google's tablet gets bigger and better
Source: PC Advisor English
The Nexus 9 is undoubtedly better than the Nexus 7 with a more powerful 64-bit processor, better cameras and front facing stereo speakers. The screen is bigger too but there's a drop in pixel density and an increase in price. Stand by for an update once we get our hands on the Nexus 9.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/16/2014

Foreign Reviews

95% HTC Nexus 9
Source: Android Magazin - Heft 4/2016 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 95% performance: 100% features: 80% display: 100% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%
HTC Nexus 9
Source: Mobi-Test - Heft 4/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
98% HTC Nexus 9
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 98%
98% HTC Nexus 9
Source: Smartphone Magazin - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 98%
97% HTC Nexus 9
Source: SFT - Heft 3/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 97%
99% HTC Nexus 9 WLAN (16 GB)
Source: Tablet PC - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 99%
HTC Nexus 9 WLAN (16 GB)
Source: Chip Test & Kauf - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 01/01/2015
93% HTC Nexus 9
Source: Guter Rat! - Heft 2/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 93%
86% HTC Nexus 9 WLAN (16 GB)
Source: Computerbild - Heft 25/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/16/2014
Rating: Total score: 86%
91% Mit Android 5.0 Lollipop und NVIDIA Tegra K1 an die Spitze der Tablets?
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/12/2014
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 100% display: 85% mobility: 95% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 90% emissions: 95%
94% Nexus 9 im Test: Ein Google-Tablet für Gamer und iPad-Enttäuschte?
Source: Mobicroco German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 94% features: 95% workmanship: 93% emissions: 93%
94% HTC Nexus 9 WLAN (16 GB)
Source: Android Welt - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 94% features: 92% mobility: 92%
75% HTC Nexus 9 WLAN (16 GB)
Source: Connect - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 75%
86% HTC Nexus 9 WLAN (16 GB)
Source: Stiftung Warentest - Heft 1/2015 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 86% display: 88% mobility: 90%
Performance-Künstler mit kleinen Schwächen
Source: Turn On German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/29/2014
Nicht der große Wurf
Source: Futurezone.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2014
69% Knackiges Lollipop-Tablet
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/21/2014
Rating: Total score: 69% performance: 90% features: 60% display: 60%
85% HTCs Android 5.0 “Lollipop” Tablet
Source: Mobile Geeks German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 70% performance: 100% display: 80% mobility: 90%
88% Das schnellste Tablet der Welt
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2014
Rating: Total score: 88% price: 100% features: 73% display: 100% mobility: 65%
88% Google Nexus 9
Source: Areamobile German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 77% mobility: 93% workmanship: 89%
82% Der iPad-Killer mit Android Lollipop?
Source: Tabtech German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
HTC Nexus 9
Source: Teltarif - Heft 12/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2014
80% Análisis Nexus 9
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/25/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
iPad Air 2 Vs Nexus 9
Source: Arturogoga Spanish ES→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/17/2014
Review: Google Nexus 9 Wifi
Source: Hispazone Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Excellent performance; elegant design; remarkable quality display; good speakers. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/07/2014
Análisis del tablet Nexus 9 y opinión
Source: Teknofilo Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Wide viewing angles and good brightness of the display; high performance; clear stereo front speakers; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/02/2014
85% Recensione Nexus 9 |Google nelle mani di HTC
Source: Techzilla.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
85% Google Nexus 9: design, potenza e Lollipop
Source: Webnews.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/18/2014
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 80% performance: 85% features: 90% workmanship: 85%
70% Test Google Nexus 9
Source: Meilleurmobile French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/11/2015
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 70%
74% Test Nexus 9 : Fiche Technique, Prix Et Date De Sortie De La Tablette Google/Htc
Source: Hitek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 60%
Google Nexus 9 : une tablette pour Noël ?
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/03/2014
70% Google Nexus 9
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
Prise en Main : Google Nexus 9
Source: Journal du Geek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/01/2014
Google Nexus 9
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/29/2014
Test de la Google Nexus 9 : enfin une tablette dont HTC peut être fier
Source: Les Mobiles French FR→EN
Positive: Impeccable construction; superb contrast screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/24/2015
HTC Google Nexus 9 – От Добра Добра Не Ищут
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Excellent display; powerful hardware; good battery life; Android 5.0 Lollipop. Negative: Not expandable memory.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/24/2014
Обзор HTC Nexus 9: Очень Мощный Планшет С Android 5.0 И Стереодинамиками
Source: Hi-Tech Mail RU→EN
Positive: Android 5.0; excellent sound system. Negative: Poor assembly; low autonomy; mediocre display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2014
Nexus 9の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/11/2015

Comment

Model:

The latest tablet by Google is the Nexus 9, a savvy piece of equipment designed by premium hardware maker HTC that certainly belongs to the best tablets of 2014. The design of the Nexus 9 uses a metal chassis with a soft back which makes it feels sleek and solid. It comes in colors of Indigo Black, Lunar White and Sand. The 8.9 inch HD display features an astounding 2048 x 1536 resolution which looks crisp and clear. Its size with a height of 7.8 mm thickness is just right for holding and using it comfortably.

Despite its great look, the Nexus 9's selling point is the powerful hardware inside. Its runs the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop and is equipped with an Nvidia 64-bit Tegra K1 dual core processor and 2 GB of RAM. The Nexus can run apps run smoothly  and is especially outstanding when it comes to multitasking multiple programs at the same time. The Nexus 9 also comes with a 6700 mAh battery which offers a pretty substantial standby time, but depletes pretty fast especially with heavy use due to its powerful processor.

NVIDIA GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU): In Tegra K1 SoC integrated graphics card based on the Kepler architecture. Features a single SMX with 192 cores and full OpenGL 4.4 support (e.g. with Tessellation). Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
K1 (Denver): 64-Bit SoC with 2 Denver CPU cores» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
8.9":

This display diagonal is quite small for tablets.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.422 kg:

This is pretty heavy for a smartphone. Usually, small tablets weigh as much.


Google:

Since 2012 Google has also distributed tablets and smartphones. These products are frequently tested. While Google is not one of the most important hardware manufacturers, the customer interest is higher than in various East Asian manufacturers.
The products achieve above average ratings in the reviews (as of 2016).


83.22%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU

NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU), Tegra K1, 8", 0.356 kg
NVIDIA Shield Tablet LTE P1761
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU), Tegra K1, 8", 0.371 kg
NVIDIA Shield Tablet
GeForce ULP K1 (Tegra K1 Kepler GPU), Tegra K1, 8", 0.371 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Google Pixel Slate, i7
UHD Graphics 615, Core i7 8500Y, 12.3", 0.725 kg
Google Pixel C
Tegra X1 Maxwell GPU, Tegra X1, 10.2", 0.517 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Google Pixel Slate, Core m3
UHD Graphics 615, Core m3 8100Y, 12.3", 0.725 kg
Google Pixel Slate, Core i5
UHD Graphics 615, Core i5 8200Y, 12.3", 0.721 kg
Google Pixel 3XL
Adreno 630, Snapdragon 845, 6.3", 0.184 kg
Google Pixel 3
Adreno 630, Snapdragon 845, 5.5", 0.148 kg
Google Pixelbook
HD Graphics 615, Core i5 7Y57, 12.3", 1.25 kg
Google Pixel XL 2
Adreno 540, Snapdragon 835, 6", 0.175 kg
Google Pixel 2
Adreno 540, Snapdragon 835, 5", 0.143 kg
Google Pixel XL 2016
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro, 5.5", 0.168 kg
Google Pixel 2016
Adreno 530, Snapdragon 820 MSM8996, 5", 0.143 kg
Google Nexus 5X
Adreno 418, Snapdragon 808 MSM8992, 5.2", 0.136 kg
Google Nexus 6P
Adreno 430, Snapdragon 810 MSM8994, 5.7", 0.178 kg
Google Chromebook Pixel 2015
HD Graphics 5500, Core i5 5200U, 13", 1.5 kg
Google Nexus 6
Adreno 420, Snapdragon 805 APQ8084, 6", 0.184 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2014-10-21)