Google announces the Nexus 9: Big Screen, 4:# Aspect Ratio

Google announces the Nexus 9

While rumors were abound about Google putting an end to the Nexus Line for the new Silver Initiative, Google has debunked those rumors and has announced an updated Nexus Line, which includes the Nexus 6, the Nexus 9 and the Nexus Player.

The Nexus 9 has  a 8.9 Inch QVGA (2048×1536) Display, which has an Aspect Ratio of 4:3, meaning good for Reading and bad for Watching. 

Underneath is a beefy 64-Bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 Processor, which has exceptional Graphical Capabilities. The K1 is paired with 2GB of RAM.

Google pegs the Battery Life at about 9 Hours. It will run Android Lollipop (Previously Called Android L).

Google reckons that the Nexus 9 is small enough for holding in one-hand, but big enough to work on. Google is really emphasising upon the work part, by releasing a magnetic Keyboard Attachment for the Nexus 9, which gives the Nexus 9 a very small Form Factor.

All this comes at a Price: You get the base-version at $399 (16 GB), and the 32GB Version for $479 and if you want LTE, you have to shell out $599. This is a pretty steep increase from the Nexus 7’s base Price.

If you want to Pre-Order, you can from October 17th, and it will start appearing in Stores from November 3rd.

While the 4:3 Aspect Ratio is great for Reading, it will also piss off avid Movie-Watchers, as it would introduce ugly Black Bars in Videos. What do you reckon? For or against 4:3?


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