We can’t officially call Google’s new Nexus 9 tablet the best Android tablet on the planet at this point, because we haven’t yet reviewed the sleek and powerful device. From what we know so far, however, it’s certainly shaping up to be the crown jewel of Android tablets. The Nexus 9 is also the first device to feature the latest and greatest version of Google’s dominant Android operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Now, the Nexus 9 is finally available for purchase as of November 3rd.
Google’s new Nexus 9 features an 8.9-inch quad HD LCD display, a slim case that’s just 7.95mm thick, a 64-bit dual-core Tegra K1 processor with 192 GPU cores, 2GB of RAM, up to 32GB of storage, an 8-megapixel camera and a 6,700 mAh battery. It’s also a huge canvas for Google’s new Material Design, which is the bold new look of Android that Google introduced in Android 5.0.
The tablet has been available for preorder for some time, but now the Nexus 9 is officially on sale, as promised. The online Google Play store showed the tablet as in stock at the time of this writing, and shipping times were listed as 1-2 days.
The Nexus 9 can also be purchased from Google’s retail partners beginning Monday, November 3rd. Best Buy shows the tablet as currently being in stock and available for pickup in many of its stores.
Of note, only the Wi-Fi model is available for purchase at this time, as the LTE version has not yet been released.