Nov 01 AT 1:39 PM Nick Gray 9 Comments

Unboxing the Nexus 9

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Android tablets are a dime a dozen these days, but there are only a few that are really worth your time and money. Google is hoping that the new Nexus 9 is one of them. The $400 Android tablet has an unconventional 8.9-inch 1536 x 2048 display with a 4:3 aspect ratio that’s closer to that of an iPad than the 16:9 aspect ratio we’ve traditionally seen on Nexus tablets. Google is also testing the water with a Nvidia’s 64-bit Tegra K1 chip since Android 5.0 includes native 64-bit support. 

The Nexus 9 will make its official retail debut on November 3, but our review unit showed up a few days early. The software build on the Nexus 9 we have still isn’t final, so we thought we’d share a quick unboxing video for now. Expect our full review in the next week or two.

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • Joseph McCarthy

    Can you please check if this device supports slimport? I would love to have some method of video out so that I can use it for presentations. Thanks!

  • Peter

    Does the Nexus 9 have a notification LED?

    • Nick Gray

      It does have a notification LED. However, I have not seen it flash yet. The tablet isn’t running final software at the moment, so it may be enabled once it receives an update.

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  • Andy

    Can you tell us where it says it is manufactured?

    • Nick Gray

      made in taiwan

  • Gabriel Flores

    Can you expand the memory via SD card?

    • John

      No. Which is a pain considering how much more expensive the 32GB model is. A extra £80 for an extra 16GB?

  • Randall

    What is the output from the wall charger? I would like to order a dual outlet wall charger while I still have Prime but my N9 is back-ordered.