Items tagged with Nexus 9

Editor's Update: 11:26AM EST - Though it may not exist in the original iFixIt article, to be clear, the "glue and hackery" comment was made in an email communication to us. And, to be fair, as an informed redditor pointed out, tablets are tough and the iPad Air 2 scored low as well. Still, it begs the question, could another partner have done better than HTC? ASUS or LG, perhaps? After all, the Nexus 7 (2013) did score a 7 out of 10. If there's one thing that's becoming increasingly evident with each new gadget teardown, it's that tablet makers have an obsession for glue. Now before anyone gets riled-up over that statement, let us clarify that we're not saying firms like HTC or Google pass around... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two and a Half Geeks, Andrew, Dave and Marco discuss the early leaked Google Nexus 9 / Tegra K1 "Dual Denver" benchmarks, Apple's latest iPad and iMac 5K announcements, the Lenovo Erazer X510 gaming PC, Hands on with Windows 10, and more... Show Notes: 01:30 - Leaked Nexus 9 Benchmark Results Show Denver-Based 64-Bit Tegra K1 Performing Very Well 10:26 - Lenovo Erazer x510 Gaming PC Review 15:16 - Apple Joins 5K Revolution, Introduces 14.7 Million Pixel iMac 24:32 - Apple iPad Air 2 And iPad mini 3, Just What You Expected: Slimmer, Faster, A8X And iOS8 31:01 - Windows 10 Hands-On: Everything You Need To Know 40:08 - HotHardware's Halloween Spook-Tacular... Read more...
Hello, upgrade. The Nexus 7 was amongst our favorite tablets in 2013, and Android loyalists have been wondering when its successor would ship for some time now. The answer is here, and it's the HTC-built Nexus 9. Straddling the form factor fence between a 7-inch slate and a 10-inch slate, the 8.9-inch Nexus 9 is a new size that just might hit the sweet spot (assuming none so far have hit it for you, that is). In typical Nexus fashion, the overall design is sleek and understated, with a soft grip back, gentle sloping curves around the edges, a thin bezel, and a trifecta of color options. Aside from shipping with a potent 64-bit processor and Android 5.0 (Lollipop), there's also an optional magnetically... Read more...
It was originally rumored that Google might unveil its forthcoming Nexus 9 tablet (codenamed Volantis) built by HTC on October 8, only to be supplanted by a more recent rumor suggesting that October 15 or 16 are more likely targets. While the specific date remains up the air, the good news is that the Nexus 9 is still said to be launching this month. The folks at Bright Side of the News claim to have confirmed the October launch with its unnamed sources, while adding that they've also learned it will retail for $399. That's quite a bit higher than the Nexus 7's $229 price tag, and if it holds true, that would indicate the Nexus 9 is a premium level tablet. Image Source: Flickr (Houang Stephane)... Read more...
There have been no shortage of rumors and speculation suggesting that Google is getting ready to unveil new hardware next month, and when there's this much smoke, you can typically expect to find fire. Or, in this case, you'll find the Nexus 9 with HTC likely in charge of manufacturing. As to when, mark your calendars for October 15th or 16th. Ah, but that's not all. First things first -- those dates come courtesy of Android Authority and the "two different sources familiar with Google's plans" that it spoke with. Incidentally, the sources say that in addition to the Nexus 9 tablet, Google may unveil new phone hardware (could be the Moto Nexus) and a "new software initiative," which probably... Read more...
Thank's to NVIDIA's legal spat with Samsung and Qualcomm over GPU technology patents, we know that HTC is building the Nexus 9 tablet for Google (more on that in a moment). We also know the Nexus 9 will come to town with a Tegra K1 System-on-Chip (SoC). The biggest mystery that we've yet to solve at this point is the Nexus 9's release date, though there's evidence to suggest it could happen on October 8th. You have to take a leap of faith on this one, but according to PhoneArena, a Portuguese source entrenched in HTC's production facility in Brazil provided some "hot tips" about the Nexus 9, one of which is that it's expected to be announced on October 8th. What's interesting about that date... Read more...
We now feel reasonably confident in saying that HTC is building Google's Nexus 9 tablet and that it will be powered by NVIDIA's mighty Tegra K1 platform. The reason we believe all this to be the case even though there hasn't been an official announcement is because NVIDIA tipped its hand in a legal document accusing Qualcomm and Samsung of infringing on its GPU technology patents. The keen-eyed folks at Bright Side of News discovered the inadvertent leak in an NVIDIA document that states, "The HTC Nexus 9, expected in the third quarter of 2014, is also expected to use the Tegra K1." That's quite a bit of information packed into a just a single sentence, and though NVIDIA may not have meant to... Read more...
The path to pole position in mobile lies in the 64-bit fast lane, a place Apple has been cruising along in since dropping its custom A7 chip underneath the hood of its iPhone 5S. Now it looks as though Google's Nexus family is going 64-bit as well. Based on recent leaks, it's likely to happen with with the Nexus 9 tablet (codenamed Volantis) being built by HTC. The Nexus 9 will take the baton from the Nexus 7 as it goes up against Apple's iPad mini tablet, which is also powered by an A7 System-on-Chip (SoC). However, the Nexus 9 will say goodbye to Qualcomm and hello to NVIDIA and its speedy Tegra K1 chip, according to a CPU-Z benchmark floating around the web. Image Source: TKTechNews.com Based... Read more...
Google hasn't been bashful about tapping into various manufacturers to build Nexus-brand devices, and if you've been listening to the chatter coming out of the rumor mill, you may have heard that HTC's been working on a bigger size tablet to serve as the forthcoming "Nexus 9." Some recently leaked specs and photos would suggest that this is true. According to the folks at Android Police, the Nexus 9 -- otherwise known by its codename, HTC Volantis -- rocks an 8.9-inch display with a 2048x1440 resolution (281 pixels per inch) powered by NVIDIA's mighty 64-bit Tegra K1 System-on-Chip (Soc) and 2GB of RAM. It also sports 16GB or 32GB of internal storage, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with optical... Read more...