Nexus 9

Google has announced its HTC-built Nexus 9, which goes on sale today. Here we provide full details on the release date, price and specs. Also read our Google Nexus 9 hands-on review.

Also confirmed: Android Lollipop, Nexus Player and Nexus 6.

Nexus 9 release date

The Nexus 9 will go on sale on 3 November, and will be available to pre-order from 17 October (Friday). It will be available in 29 countries over the coming weeks. Also see: Best tablets 2014 and best Android tablets 2014

Read: Nexus 7 vs Nexus 9 comparison.

Nexus 9 price

The Nexus 9 is up for pre-order and the 16GB model will cost £319, matching the iPad mini 3. Meanwhile the 32GB capacity costs £399.These prices are from Amazon and match the Google Play store which is showing the sand colour as coming soon. It also seems the only LTE model is 32 GB and black at £459. See: Google kills Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.



16 GB


32 GB


16 GB + 4G LTE


32 GB + 4G LTE


Also see: Nexus 5 review, Nexus 7 review, Nexus 10 review.

Nexus 9 specs

Nexus 9

The Nexus 9, built by HTC and running the latest Android Lollipop, has an 8.9in (2048x1536) IPS LCD screen with a 4:3 rather than 16:9 aspect ratio. Inside is a 2.3GHz nVidia Tegra K1 64-bit quad-core chip, 2GB of RAM, Kepler DX1 GPU and either 16- or 32GB of storage.

HTC BoomSound speakers - as seen in the HTC One M8 - offer immersive, distortion-free sound.

The Nexus 9 has a 6700mAh battery, which should be good for around nine hours.

Nexus 9 design

Nexus 9 keyboard

According to Google the Nexus 9 has a soft-grip back and subtle curves, and strikes a balance between easily fitting in your hand, being light and comfortable to use, and big enough for work or play.

Available in black, white and sand (although sand, along with a 4G LTE model, won't be available until later this year), the Nexus 9 has a thin bezel and brushed-metal sides.

A £110 Keyboard Folio case (above) is sold separately, which snaps to the Nexus 9 via magnets and allows you to alter the typing position. With this keyboard the Nexus 9 is able to compete with both the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 and the iPad Air (although a new iPad Air is set to launch tomorrow - see how to watch iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 and iPad Pro launch event live: live blog and video stream).

There's also a more regular Nexus 9 Cover available in three different colours at £35. It folds into different stands and allows users to take photos easily by folding down one corner.

Nexus 9 Cover

"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," said Google in an official blog post.

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