Nexus 9 Review

It has been almost two years since the release of the Nexus 10, which first hit shelves on November 13, 2012. For anyone who has been wanting to use a Nexus tablet larger than a Nexus 7, Google has definitely been testing your patience. Fast forward to today and we finally have a new Nexus slate, made in partnership between Google and HTC of all companies, which stopped making tablets for the US market a tad over two years ago.

The Nexus 9 is supposedly HTC’s new “commitment” to the tablet market, and I have to tell you, using an HTC-made Nexus device is somewhat like shaking hands with a dear old friend. HTC’s last venture in the Nexus category was with the original Nexus phone many years ago, so it is nice to see them partnered with Google once again.

Officially, this is the first publicly available device to run Android 5.0 “Lollipop,” also coming powered by NVIDIA’s 64-bit Tegra K1 processor and 2GB of RAM. That alone is enough to excite any Android fan, so you can imagine my desire to dive into the tablet as quickly as possible.

We have been fortunate enough to take the Nexus 9 for a spin over the weekend, and we are ready to deliver our verdict on whether this should be your next slate.

This is our Nexus 9 review. (more…)

Need a Nexus 9 Today? Best Buy has Them for In-Store Pickup

Today, is Nexus 9 launch day. We reminded you of that yesterday when we pointed out that the device was now showing as in-stock and ready to ship from Google Play. But what if you don’t want to wait a couple of days for shipping and would rather enjoy your new HTC-made tablet immediately? Well, you can go buy one from Best Buy’s online shop, pick it up today in a store, and start enjoying Android 5.0 before almost anyone else on the planet.

From what we are seeing, only the black version is in-stock, but both 16GB or 32GB are showing as available for in-store pickup. If the white shows up too, we will update this post.

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HTC Desire EYE and RE Camera Arrive November 7 at AT&T

HTC’s newest phone, the Desire EYE, arrives at AT&T stores on November 7 for $149 with a new 2-year contract, $549 at full retail, or for as little as $22.92 per month with AT&T Next.  Joining the Desire EYE on November 7 is HTC’s other new product in a brand new category for the company, the RE camera. The RE will retail for $199, but AT&T customers can save $50 off their purchase if they buy the Desire EYE.  (more…)

HTC Nexus 9 In-Stock and Shipping in 1-2 Days, Because Tomorrow is Launch Day

This morning, Google flipped the shipping estimate on the Nexus 9 to “leaves warehouse in 1-2 days.” Since tomorrow is November 3 and launch day, that move certainly makes a whole lot of sense. Another way to look at that shipping estimate, is that the device is in-stock and ready for you to order this minute. Depending on which shipping method you choose, you could have a brand new Nexus 9 running Android 5.0 “Lollipop” within a couple of days.

At this time, Google is still only selling either the black or white WiFi models with 16GB or 32GB of storage. The tan and LTE models are marked as “coming soon.”  (more…)

Nexus 9 Unboxing and Gallery

As you now know, we have a Nexus 6 in house, which has already been unboxed. But for the tablet fans in the building who aren’t interested in Google’s new whale, we thought you would be interested in seeing one of the other new Nexus devices of the year, the Nexus 9. This is the return of a partnership between HTC and Google, something we haven’t seen since the original Nexus One. Many of us have been waiting years for this to happen.

As a recap, the Nexus 9 is currently up for pre-order from a number of retailers with an expected ship date of November 3. There are 16GB, 32GB, and 32GB LTE models that run $399, $479, and $599, respectively. Google and HTC have made Black, White, and Tan models, though the Tan model has yet to become available.  (more…)

EYE Experience Update Rolling Out Now to HTC One (M8) on Verizon

The HTC One (M8) on Verizon is receiving its EYE Experience update right now, according to at least two of our readers. HTC was expecting the push to happen today, so it appears as if Verizon came through on their end.

The update, for those new to the EYE Experience, introduces better face tracking of multiple people in a room, screen sharing, Split Capture feature (combination of simultaneous photos and videos taken with both cameras), Crop-Me-In mode (ignore this one), Voice Selfie (selfie explanatory), and more.

To check for the update, head into Settings>Phone update>Check for update. The update is 210.5MB in size. (more…)