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HTC Nexus 9 its operating system and release date

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2014 is the year of the mega devices. We already have many powerful devices in the market and many others are in waiting line and they will hit the markets soon before the end of this plenteous year. Google Nexus 9 is the device which is already afloat in the rumors and news because the handset will be revealed soon. Google is making the device in collaboration with HTC. This Taiwanese manufacture is well known in the field of smartphone making and has a reputation in the field of tablet making to some extent. HTC first launched its tablet in 2011. However the tablet could not capture the markets successfully after that company is now trying again to place their steps in the tablet market. Hopefully this time they may succeed because they have a powerful partner like Google with them and they effort of the both shall not go waste. Maybe they get a foot hold on firm grounds in the market.  


Nexus devices have respectable place in the market and have been popular among the users. This encourages the company to take a further step and launch Nexus 9 with next and the latest version of Android operating system. Despite this development the price is expected to be within affordable limits for both developers and consumers. Hopefully it will have a beautiful combination of powerful hardware and beauty and aesthetic appeal in its shape and appearance and would be durable.

Has HTC taken the example from Asus whose devices have proved successful and HTC taking the example of second generation of Nexus 7 is encouraged to produce Nexus 9. It seems so and all the indicators show that HTC in cooperation with Google is preparing for a big jump. The test is the best example of quality and once Nexus 9 comes in the market we can see how it performs.


Presently we are not sure what beauties Nexus 9 is hiding in its design but we can only draw our deductions from the rumors and the news on the media. It is said the tablet would carry a weight of 418 grams (14.745 Oz) and only 7.8mm thick. In physical dimensions it measures 8.91 x 5.98 x 0.31 inches (226 x 151 x 7.9mm). By these measurements it seems bulkier as compare to the current trend slim tablets like 8-inch Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact's 8.40 x 4.87 x 0.25 inches (213.4 x 123.6 x 6.4 mm) and weight of 9.52 oz (270 g). However, they are in line with the 9.7-inch iPad Air's 9.45 x 6.67 x 0.30 inches (240 x 169.5 x 7.5 mm) at a weight of 16.86 oz (478 g).


The device has aluminum body which gives the premium look to the device. The metal is first time used in making the device body before this the devices comes with plastic body and one of the most interesting and new feature is the device has a dual front facing stereo speakers.

However the details of the device is not complete in front of us and company still successful to hiding the details of t he device but we can assume the hardware configuration of the device from the leaked information and it is strongly expected that the tablet is stand in high end device according to the hardware. For knowing more details about the tablet we need to wait more until the official launch of the tablet.



Large screen devices is the latest trend and users prefer to use the devices have large display. For fulfilling the recent large screen requirement company placed 8.9 inches QHD display in the Nexus 9 tablet with 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution. The screen of the tablet delivers 340ppi accurate density to the display which is considered well enough for this screen size. Company still put their finger on their lips about the details of the screen technology but we expect that the device is featured with IPS LCD display because the HTC and Google both are well known in using of IPS LCD display on their products. The reason behind using the IPS LCD is best known by the companies but the one reason is the IPS LCD delivers the same good results as Samsung Super AMOLED display delivers and users are quite happy and satisfy using the IPS LCD displays.

Operating system

Most of the devices uses Android operating system and this operating system is one of the easiest and commonly usable operating system provides incredible and trustful interface to the users and increase the battery life of the device because it takes low power for running the device and interface. Nexus 9 is the devices specially designed for running the upgraded version of operating system known as Android L. There is no doubt that the operating system is famous for its uninterrupted interface. Initially the device runs first copy operating system means the system is in the user’s hands for customization according to their personal liking. As we know that the handset is supports 64 bits so Android L bring the complete visual refurbishment, a new app runtime, energy saving system, functionality boosts and many other customizable features. Users will have the great experience while using the latest and speedy version of operating system known as Android L (Lollypop).

Users are able to customize and personalized interface according to their needs without any restrictions.


 Many rumors and news leaked and many information is on the surface related to the Nexus 9 and it is very clear know that the Google use NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor for giving the more boot to the Android and fulfill the advance requirements of 64 bit architecture. The speed of the processor is 2.5GHz which is considered fastest speed as well and the graphical units are worked on 192 cores. The big reason behind this combination of this NVIDIA always uses high number of cores for satisfying the gaming passion of the gamers. The graphic unit is able to run DirectX 11 and open GL 4.4 developed graphics. The K1 processor is able to run Unreal Engine 4 and Frostbit 2.0 powered games in the device directly without interrupting the logical order of the device hardware and graphic.

Company placed 4 GB massive RAM inside the device. Users can easily download and run heavy and large files without facing the slow processing of the device. The device will come in two types of on board memory options 16 GB and 32 GB. There is no information available for the external memory support of the device and we shall wait a bit to know more about the external memory extension.



HTC is the specialist in using the camera on their devices. Nexus 9 has 8 mega pixel cameras but still the optical image stabilization. The device has 3 mega pixel front facing camera. The front camera works good and fine for video calling and video recording. Users are quite happy and feel satisfy with this camera.

Price and Release date

We still don’t have confirmation about the price of the device. We only have a light of rumors and news. If the rumors become true the Nexus 9 will be revealed today on 15th October in couple of hours and after the official placement the device will be available in the market in the first week of November. The expected price of the device is $399. This is the bit high price from the other version of Nexus devices but there is no doubt that the device is high end device and maybe company will promote the device properly as a high end device instead of powerful device.

Users Expectations

Users are expects a lot from Google and HTC. There is no doubt that the both giant make the impressive collaboration and device should have a finest and efficient combination of hardware and software. HTC totally depends on the Nexus 9 in the field of tablet making. If the device gets successful the HTC gets the great boost and the grab their confident which they lost to the some extend in tablet manufacturing and users will get the most genius and powerful tablet in future from the HTC but it’s all depends upon the success of Nexus 9.   

The finest and powerful combination of the hardware will make the great work of upcoming Android version which is firstly test currently on Google Nexus 4. It is expected that the device will provide the good experience for gaming, browsing and multimedia. There is point of consideration is still there because the device is equipped with QHD display and powerful other hardware such as processor which consumes too much battery power for performing in logical manner. It is also expected that the company think over the issue and usage of battery and will place the powerful battery inside the device for giving the uninterrupted experience to the users. It is anticipated that HTC will take the boost and make the powerful appearance in the markets because of its powerful partner as Google.


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