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Google Nexus 9 Review

Posted by Jerry Hannan Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Google Nexus 9 review: A good, but not great, Android 5.0 tablet
Google's antecedent tablets accept included both 7-inch and 10-inch Nexus models, with the above accepting greater success in the market. Two 7-inch Nexus tablets accept appear technology gadgets in pakistan and gone, while the Nexus 10 has now abolished from Google's book lineup.

With the new Nexus 6 smartphone antic a 6-inch screen, addition 7-inch book was consistently absurd — appropriately the new 9-inch Nexus 9.


Previous Nexus tablets were offered at actual acute prices, but that's no best the case. With the 16GB Nexus 9 costing £319 (inc. VAT, £265.83 ex. VAT), the 32GB adaptation £399 (inc. VAT, £332.50 ex. VAT), and the 32GB LTE adaptation £459 (inc. VAT, £382.50 ex. VAT) this book arrives into a actual awash breadth of the market, and there are accessible big-name competitors like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, Sony Xperia Book Z2 and 16GB iPad Air 2.

Many abeyant Nexus 9 buyers may be admiring by the actuality that this book runs the latest adaptation of Android — Lollipop (Android 5.0) — and that it should get approaching updates technology gadgets in pakistan afore any added Android tablet.

Google's antecedent accouterments ally were Asus (Nexus 7) and Samsung (Nexus 10); for the Nexus 9 it's HTC, which has brought its well-regarded BoomSound speakers into the mix. There are two apostle grilles on the advanced abbreviate edges of the tablet, and these aftermath decidedly good-quality complete that doesn't alter alike at the accomplished aggregate levels. Catching up on TV programmes, watching YouTube video and gaming all absolutely benefit, and it's a abundant additional point.

Google's architecture accepted of accepting the chat 'nexus' biconcave in the aback of the book is retained. The bland polycarbonate actual acclimated for the aback doesn't allure anointed fingerprints and is accurately grippy. The achromatic blah colour of our analysis sample technology gadgets in pakistan, which Google calls Lunar White, is abnormal but not unattractive; Indigo Black or Sand (brown) are the added colour options.

The backplate curves into the aluminium sides, which abode the Micro-USB 2.0 adapter on the bottom, the on/off about-face and aggregate rocker on the right, and the 3.5mm angle jack at the top. The two buttons are fabricated from metal and attending good, but in use are aloof that little bit beneath par in affection agreement acknowledgment to both a abridgement of biking and fluctuant feel.

The Nexus 9 measures 7.95mm thick, which is no bout for the 6.1mm-slim iPad Air 2; the Google/HTC book is a little on the abundant ancillary too, at 425g. It's adequate abundant to hold, but if you're afterwards the thinnest and lightest book on the block, attending elsewhere.

HTC has absent a brace of architecture elements, too. The capital camera's lens sits in the top-left bend at the back, and is alike to the backplate for about a third of its circumference, but those genitalia abreast the top and side, breadth the backplate curves, activity hardly in a way that's arrant to the eye. The backplate doesn't absolutely sit alike to the aluminium bend band technology gadgets in pakistan, which extends anytime so hardly over the advanced of the Nexus 9. And those apostle grilles may bear cool sound, but they are additionally biconcave dust traps.

There is a little accord in the backplate — and added worryingly, perhaps, back we activated aloof a baby bulk of burden at the top edge, on the adverse ancillary to the camera lens, the backplate appeared to blow article technology gadgets in pakistan abaft it with a affable 'clunk'.



Screen bezels are about 21mm top and bottom, and about 7mm on the sides. Image: Google
The 8.9-inch awning is arranged into a anatomy barometer 153.68mm by 228.25mm. The top and basal bezels are about 21mm, shrinking to about 7mm at the sides. It's accessible to accidentally tap the awning back you're captivation the accessory in annual mode, but this is not a botheration in mural mode.

The 8.9-inch IPS affectation has a built-in resolution of 2,048 by 1,536 pixels, giving a pixel body of 288ppi. That's a ample bead from the 2013 Nexus 7's 323ppi (1,920 by 1,200), but in accustomed use we begin it altogether fine; it additionally compares able-bodied to the 264ppi iPad Air 2, which delivers the aforementioned resolution in a 9.7-inch screen. The 4:3 aspect arrangement is a aberration in high-end Android tablets, but we begin it fabricated for adequate viewing.

We've apparent some complaints of ablaze drain from aboriginal Nexus 9 adopters, and we noticed this too: a actual attenuated band forth the top of the awning in annual approach is brighter than elsewhere. This wasn't a massive irritation, but it's not absolutely ideal technology gadgets in pakistan.

As we've acclaimed already, Android 5.0 is adequate to draw abounding bodies to the Nexus 9: Lollipop is a sleeker and cleaner Android acquaintance than its 4.4 (KitKat) predecessor, alms added system-wide chain than before.

Android 5.0 (Lollipop) may bandy up the odd glitch, such as adulterated downloads in BBC iPlayer. Image: Sandra Vogel/ZDNet
You may appointment problems with some apps, admitting — and alike actual accepted ones are not immune. Downloads from the BBC iPlayer didn't work, for example, although we had no agitation with streaming.

The processing and cartoon ability provided by the 64-bit, dual-core, 2.3GHz Nvidia Tegra K1 SoC accomplish the Nexus 9 an absorbing performer. With 2GB of RAM in abutment there is absolute acceleration in accustomed use technology gadgets in pakistan, with apps active bound and accomplished admiration to feel curtains and sweeps.

These impressions are borne out by processor (Geekbench 3) and cartoon (3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited) benchmarks, which appearance the Nexus 9 to be one of the fastest tablets in its class:


However, alike back the book was dabbling we noticed the breadth about the rear camera was hardly warmer than the blow of the backplate, and alive the accessory adamantine with amateur acquired it to balmy up further. We've apparent affluence of added accessories run warm, of course, but we'd rather this didn't happen.

Like Apple, Google does not abutment MicroSD accumulator amplification in its devices, and so you'll allegation to adjudge whether 16GB or 32GB best meets your needs. Neither is a actual adequate bulk of centralized accumulator — Apple offers 16GB, 64GB and 128GB on the iPad Air 2, by contrast. You do get 15GB of chargeless online Google Drive accumulator with a Google account, of course, and you can pay to aggrandize this.

Wi-fi (802.11ac) and Bluetooth (4.1) are abutting by NFC, with abutment for Android Beam to added technology gadgets in pakistan accessories that abutment it. MHL and bittersweet are conspicuously absent — the above conceivably because Google wants you to buy into Chromecast.

The rear camera is an LED flash-equipped 8-megapixel assemblage that annal 1080p full-HD video. The 1.6-megapixel advanced camera is bound to 720p HD video. Shooting appearance are adequately limited, although, as with Android 4.4 KitKat, you do accept admission to Photo Sphere, Lens Blur and panorama modes.

Battery activity is about what we'd apprehend for a book of this size. Google says the Nexus 9's 6,700mAh array is adequate for about 9.5 hours of wi-fi browsing and/or video playback, and our anecdotal acquaintance over a little beneath than a anniversary is in band with this. Depending on your acceptance arrangement you ability get technology gadgets in pakistan a weekend out of it on a distinct charge.

Conclusion
The Google/HTC Nexus 9 is a adequate tablet, but not absolutely a abundant one. The complete affection from the accompanying HTC BoomSound speakers is a absolute additional point — as, of course, is Android 5.0 Lollipop. The 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 processor delivers accomplished performance, while array activity is adequate if not outstanding.

Still, we can't advice actuality a little aghast by the abridgement of standout features. Added vendors will be alms Lollipop in due course, and again one of this tablet's USPs will disappear. That ablaze drain issue, the addiction to run warm, and several baby issues with the body advance a assertive abridgement of absorption to detail technology gadgets in pakistan. A keener amount ability accept fabricated us added affectionate of niggles like these, and ability accept becoming the Nexus 9 a college all-embracing rating. Google has set the bar aerial in the past, but actuality it seems hardly off the pace.

Google Nexus 9 review: A good, but not great, Android 5.0 tablet
Google's antecedent tablets accept included both 7-inch and 10-inch Nexus models, with the above accepting greater success in the market. Two 7-inch Nexus tablets accept appear technology gadgets in pakistan and gone, while the Nexus 10 has now abolished from Google's book lineup.

With the new Nexus 6 smartphone antic a 6-inch screen, addition 7-inch book was consistently absurd — appropriately the new 9-inch Nexus 9.


Previous Nexus tablets were offered at actual acute prices, but that's no best the case. With the 16GB Nexus 9 costing £319 (inc. VAT, £265.83 ex. VAT), the 32GB adaptation £399 (inc. VAT, £332.50 ex. VAT), and the 32GB LTE adaptation £459 (inc. VAT, £382.50 ex. VAT) this book arrives into a actual awash breadth of the market, and there are accessible big-name competitors like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, Sony Xperia Book Z2 and 16GB iPad Air 2.

Many abeyant Nexus 9 buyers may be admiring by the actuality that this book runs the latest adaptation of Android — Lollipop (Android 5.0) — and that it should get approaching updates technology gadgets in pakistan afore any added Android tablet.

Google's antecedent accouterments ally were Asus (Nexus 7) and Samsung (Nexus 10); for the Nexus 9 it's HTC, which has brought its well-regarded BoomSound speakers into the mix. There are two apostle grilles on the advanced abbreviate edges of the tablet, and these aftermath decidedly good-quality complete that doesn't alter alike at the accomplished aggregate levels. Catching up on TV programmes, watching YouTube video and gaming all absolutely benefit, and it's a abundant additional point.

Google's architecture accepted of accepting the chat 'nexus' biconcave in the aback of the book is retained. The bland polycarbonate actual acclimated for the aback doesn't allure anointed fingerprints and is accurately grippy. The achromatic blah colour of our analysis sample technology gadgets in pakistan, which Google calls Lunar White, is abnormal but not unattractive; Indigo Black or Sand (brown) are the added colour options.

The backplate curves into the aluminium sides, which abode the Micro-USB 2.0 adapter on the bottom, the on/off about-face and aggregate rocker on the right, and the 3.5mm angle jack at the top. The two buttons are fabricated from metal and attending good, but in use are aloof that little bit beneath par in affection agreement acknowledgment to both a abridgement of biking and fluctuant feel.

The Nexus 9 measures 7.95mm thick, which is no bout for the 6.1mm-slim iPad Air 2; the Google/HTC book is a little on the abundant ancillary too, at 425g. It's adequate abundant to hold, but if you're afterwards the thinnest and lightest book on the block, attending elsewhere.

HTC has absent a brace of architecture elements, too. The capital camera's lens sits in the top-left bend at the back, and is alike to the backplate for about a third of its circumference, but those genitalia abreast the top and side, breadth the backplate curves, activity hardly in a way that's arrant to the eye. The backplate doesn't absolutely sit alike to the aluminium bend band technology gadgets in pakistan, which extends anytime so hardly over the advanced of the Nexus 9. And those apostle grilles may bear cool sound, but they are additionally biconcave dust traps.

There is a little accord in the backplate — and added worryingly, perhaps, back we activated aloof a baby bulk of burden at the top edge, on the adverse ancillary to the camera lens, the backplate appeared to blow article technology gadgets in pakistan abaft it with a affable 'clunk'.



Screen bezels are about 21mm top and bottom, and about 7mm on the sides. Image: Google
The 8.9-inch awning is arranged into a anatomy barometer 153.68mm by 228.25mm. The top and basal bezels are about 21mm, shrinking to about 7mm at the sides. It's accessible to accidentally tap the awning back you're captivation the accessory in annual mode, but this is not a botheration in mural mode.

The 8.9-inch IPS affectation has a built-in resolution of 2,048 by 1,536 pixels, giving a pixel body of 288ppi. That's a ample bead from the 2013 Nexus 7's 323ppi (1,920 by 1,200), but in accustomed use we begin it altogether fine; it additionally compares able-bodied to the 264ppi iPad Air 2, which delivers the aforementioned resolution in a 9.7-inch screen. The 4:3 aspect arrangement is a aberration in high-end Android tablets, but we begin it fabricated for adequate viewing.

We've apparent some complaints of ablaze drain from aboriginal Nexus 9 adopters, and we noticed this too: a actual attenuated band forth the top of the awning in annual approach is brighter than elsewhere. This wasn't a massive irritation, but it's not absolutely ideal technology gadgets in pakistan.

As we've acclaimed already, Android 5.0 is adequate to draw abounding bodies to the Nexus 9: Lollipop is a sleeker and cleaner Android acquaintance than its 4.4 (KitKat) predecessor, alms added system-wide chain than before.

Android 5.0 (Lollipop) may bandy up the odd glitch, such as adulterated downloads in BBC iPlayer. Image: Sandra Vogel/ZDNet
You may appointment problems with some apps, admitting — and alike actual accepted ones are not immune. Downloads from the BBC iPlayer didn't work, for example, although we had no agitation with streaming.

The processing and cartoon ability provided by the 64-bit, dual-core, 2.3GHz Nvidia Tegra K1 SoC accomplish the Nexus 9 an absorbing performer. With 2GB of RAM in abutment there is absolute acceleration in accustomed use technology gadgets in pakistan, with apps active bound and accomplished admiration to feel curtains and sweeps.

These impressions are borne out by processor (Geekbench 3) and cartoon (3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited) benchmarks, which appearance the Nexus 9 to be one of the fastest tablets in its class:


However, alike back the book was dabbling we noticed the breadth about the rear camera was hardly warmer than the blow of the backplate, and alive the accessory adamantine with amateur acquired it to balmy up further. We've apparent affluence of added accessories run warm, of course, but we'd rather this didn't happen.

Like Apple, Google does not abutment MicroSD accumulator amplification in its devices, and so you'll allegation to adjudge whether 16GB or 32GB best meets your needs. Neither is a actual adequate bulk of centralized accumulator — Apple offers 16GB, 64GB and 128GB on the iPad Air 2, by contrast. You do get 15GB of chargeless online Google Drive accumulator with a Google account, of course, and you can pay to aggrandize this.

Wi-fi (802.11ac) and Bluetooth (4.1) are abutting by NFC, with abutment for Android Beam to added technology gadgets in pakistan accessories that abutment it. MHL and bittersweet are conspicuously absent — the above conceivably because Google wants you to buy into Chromecast.

The rear camera is an LED flash-equipped 8-megapixel assemblage that annal 1080p full-HD video. The 1.6-megapixel advanced camera is bound to 720p HD video. Shooting appearance are adequately limited, although, as with Android 4.4 KitKat, you do accept admission to Photo Sphere, Lens Blur and panorama modes.

Battery activity is about what we'd apprehend for a book of this size. Google says the Nexus 9's 6,700mAh array is adequate for about 9.5 hours of wi-fi browsing and/or video playback, and our anecdotal acquaintance over a little beneath than a anniversary is in band with this. Depending on your acceptance arrangement you ability get technology gadgets in pakistan a weekend out of it on a distinct charge.

Conclusion
The Google/HTC Nexus 9 is a adequate tablet, but not absolutely a abundant one. The complete affection from the accompanying HTC BoomSound speakers is a absolute additional point — as, of course, is Android 5.0 Lollipop. The 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 processor delivers accomplished performance, while array activity is adequate if not outstanding.

Still, we can't advice actuality a little aghast by the abridgement of standout features. Added vendors will be alms Lollipop in due course, and again one of this tablet's USPs will disappear. That ablaze drain issue, the addiction to run warm, and several baby issues with the body advance a assertive abridgement of absorption to detail technology gadgets in pakistan. A keener amount ability accept fabricated us added affectionate of niggles like these, and ability accept becoming the Nexus 9 a college all-embracing rating. Google has set the bar aerial in the past, but actuality it seems hardly off the pace.

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