Nexus 9 Pre-Order Now Live on Google Play!

Pre-orders for the new HTC Nexus 9 went up at Amazon last night and Best Buy this morning, but if you were holding out for the official Google Play pre-orders to open, that time is now.

You can buy it with 16GB and WiFi-only connectivity in white or black ($399), or with 32GB and WiFi-only in black or white ($479). The tan 32GB WiFi-only model is showing as “coming soon,” as is the black 32GB LTE model.  (more…)

Nexus 9 Pre-Orders Open at Amazon

Pre-orders for the HTC Nexus 9 may not open at Google Play until tomorrow, but Amazon has it available already. For $399, you can have the 16GB version, or for $80 more you can double that to 32GB. The device is available with Prime shipping and says it will be released by November 3.

I hate to say this, but you may get your Nexus 9 faster through Amazon than Google Play, with free or super cheap Prime shipping.

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Hands-on Video and Pictures of the Nexus 9 in Use Hit the Web

The recently announced Nexus 9 may not go up for pre-order until tomorrow, but picture and videos of the HTC-made tablet in action have already begun to emerge online.

SChannel, the Vietnamese YouTube channel of Sforum, published an overview of the device this morning. The narrator compares several aspects of the Nexus 9 to the 1st generation iPad Air, saying the body is similar in heft, but more compact and lighter than Apple’s offering.  (more…)

Comparison: Nexus 6 vs. iPhone 6 (and Plus), Moto X, Galaxy Note 4, and More

Yesterday, during the madness that was Nexus 6, Nexus 9, and Lollipop day, we put together a quick comparison of the new Google phone to its predecessors. The point was to show how far we have come over the years, both in terms of specs, price, and size. But what about the rest of the smartphone world? How does the Nexus 6 stack up to the new iPhones (6 and 6 Plus), Galaxy Note 4, Moto X, LG G3, Galaxy S5, and HTC One (M8)? Well, we have that info for you below in one of our classic charts.  (more…)

Wednesday Poll: Are You Buying a Nexus 9?

Google revealed three new Nexus devices today, one of which we have already asked if you plan to buy. That would be the Nexus 6, Google’s new flagship phone. But what about today’s newly unveiled tablet, the HTC-made Nexus 9? Are you planning to buy one when they go up for pre-order on October 17?

As a recap, the Nexus 9 runs a 2.3GHz dual-core 64-bit Tegra K1 processor and sports an 8.9-inch (2048×1536) display, 2GB RAM, 8MP camera, 16GB or 32GB of storage, and 6,700mAh battery. It also comes in three colors (black, tan, and white), is wrapped in a soft grip coating and has brushed metal sides. This a premium tablet.

But a “premium” tablet typically carries a premium price tag, a fact that the Nexus 9 sticks to. For a 16GB model, you are looking at a price of $399. If you want 32GB of storage, you are looking at $479 for the WiFi-only model or $599 for the LTE-ready version.

So, are you buying a Nexus 9? If you are, which color?

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Nexus 9 Specs (Official)

Now that you have seen the official Nexus 6 specs, let’s talk about all that is officially inside the HTC Nexus 9.

Like we mentioned earlier, it has an 8.9-inch 4:3 display with a ratio of 2048×1536, 2.3GHz dual-core 64-bit Tegra K1 processor, 2GB RAM, front facing BoomSound speakers, rear 8MP camera, 16GB or 32GB of storage, and a massive 6,700mAh battery. It’s also wrapped in a soft grip backing, with brushed metal accents along its sides, and comes in three colors. It is one hot tablet.

To see the rest of the dirty details, jump below.  (more…)

The Official Promos Videos for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 (Nexus Player Too)

The Nexus 6Nexus 9 and Nexus Player are beyond real at this point, even if you can’t buy them yet. Soon, though, soon. For now, you just have to drool over Google’s imagery, including the two new promo videos they just uploaded for each device.

Each video walks you through the design of the device being featured, covers specs, talks weight, Lollipop, and genuinely makes you want to hold and caress them in your arms for a few minutes. Well, maybe not the caress part…or holding…how about poking? Either way, watch the clips and continue to tell us what you think.  (more…)