Within a week of unveiling the device, Google's next generation Nexus tablet has already been listed on the Google Play store in India. The tablet is available in indigo black colour as of now, and has been priced at Rs 28,900 for its 16GB Wi-Fi only version. In addition, the 32GB LTE model of the tablet has been priced at Rs 44,900.
While the company has not mentioned an exact launch date for the tablet- a sign on the site reads 'coming soon'- we are expecting a Diwali release for the same. In the US, the tablet is available for $399 (Rs 24,572), $489 (Rs 30,115) and $569 (Rs 35,041) for the 16GB Wi-Fi, 32GB Wi-Fi and 32GB LTE models.
The company had also unveiled the Nexus 6 phablet (developed in partnership with Motorola), a Nexus Player, as well as the next iteration of the Android operating system called Android 5.0 or Android Lollipop.
Here is a look at the specifications of the device.
Built in partnership with HTC, Nexus 9 has an 8.9 inch QXGA IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display (2048Ã—1536 pixel resolution) with 281 ppi pixel density and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS. It is powered by a 2.3GHz quad-core NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor and Kepler DX1 GPU. It comes with 2GB of RAM and will be available in 16 and 32GB of internal memory options.
The tablet has an 8MP auto-focus rear camera with LED flash that can record full HD videos (1080p) at 30 fps, and a 1.6MP front-facing camera for video calling. On the connectivity front, it has Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, and comes with a microUSB port. It has GPS (with A-GPS support), Near Field Communication (NFC), and dual front-facing speakers with HTC BoomSound.
The dimensions of the device are 153.68mm x 228.25mm x 7.95mm and its weight is 425gm (436g for the LTE version). HTC has provided a 6,700 mAh battery in the device, which it claims will provide 9.5 hours of internet browsing on Wi-Fi, up to 9.5 hours of video play back and 720 hours of standby time.
"And since more and more people want to have the same simple experience they have on their tablets when they have to do real work, we designed a keyboard folio that magnetically attaches to the Nexus 9, folds into two different angles and rests securely on your lap like a laptop," wrote Sundar Pichai, SVP, Android, Chrome and Apps at Google.
The company is also offering an origami cover for the tablet (sold separately) that is available in black, mint indigo, and lime stone colours. This one is priced at Rs 2,900. HTC had earlier worked with Google back in 2010 for the original Nexus One smartphone.