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The Nexus 9 (codenamed Volantis or Flounder) is a
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co-developed by
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that runs the
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operating system
. It is the fourth tablet in the
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partner. The device is available in two storage sizes, 16 GB for US$399 and 32 GB for US$479. Along with the
Nexus 6 The Nexus 6 (codenamed Shamu) is a phablet co-developed by Google Google LLC is an American Multinational corporation, multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online ad ...

Nexus 6
mobile phone and
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digital media device, the Nexus 9 launched with
5.0 Lollipop
5.0 Lollipop
, which offered several new features, notably a modified visual appearance, and the complete replacement of the Dalvik virtual machine with
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. Google has included an additional step to "Enable OEM unlock" before users can unlock the Nexus 9
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Release

The Nexus 9 was announced on 15 October 2014, with pre-orders available on 17 October and was released on 3 November 2014. A 4G LTE version was released in the US on 12 December 2014.


Specifications


Hardware

The Nexus 9 tablet features an 8.9-inch IPS LCD display with a 1536x2048 resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It runs the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor and has 2 GB of RAM.


Software

The Nexus 9 originally featured Android 5.0 Lollipop. In December 2014, the Android 5.0.1 Lollipop was released for the Nexus 9. Android 5.0.2 Lollipop was released for the device a few months later, in May 2015. Later that month, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop was released for the Nexus 9 as well. Google released the
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
update for the Nexus 9 in October 2015. In December 2015, the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow was released for the Nexus 9, among other devices. On August 22, 2016, Google released the
Android 7.0 Nougat
Android 7.0 Nougat
update for the Nexus 9, as well as several other devices. In January 2017, Google announced that the Nexus 9, along with the
Nexus 6 The Nexus 6 (codenamed Shamu) is a phablet co-developed by Google Google LLC is an American Multinational corporation, multinational technology company that specializes in Internet-related services and products, which include online ad ...

Nexus 6
, won't receive the 7.1.2 Nougat update, making 7.1.1 the last major software update from Google themselves.


See also

* Comparison of tablet computers * Comparison of Google Nexus tablets


References


External links

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