Also who wants to be seen with a tablet with 4:3 aspect ratio, looks so stupid, and no phone/messaging capabilities means you're going to have to carry around 2 devices. Most of us want an all in one device.
Techno J., 25 Oct 2014Same specs heh? http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=6435&idPhone2=5823 The... moreYou completely forget that Qualcomm still have to release their beast of a 64-bit chip early next year. The s810 should defeat the tegra K1 quite easily, plus it has so many features and it too has directx11.2 together with tessellation. The Nexus 9 will be crippled with no SD Card. I have the beautiful 6.4" Sony Z Ultra 16gb + 128gb sd card. Cloud storage is useless and it's a complete laugh when people say they are going to walk around with an external hard drive, will look so stupid. 1TB and 2TB SD Cards aren't going to be too far away, and hopefully we will have 256gb SD Cards next year.
mooban, 25 Oct 2014I like the Nexus 9.
I have a 8" already from Samsung...
The TAB S,
Perform very well s... moreSame specs heh?
The Nexus 9 has the beast Tegra K1 chip compared to the outdated Snapdragon 800 or Exynos 5420. When comes to the GPU, the Kepler DX1 it demolishes the Adreno 330 and Mali-T628. Not only GPU, but also in CPU power. Both s800 and Exynos 5420 are outdated ARMv7 architecture based chips, whereas the Tegra K1 is based on the ARMv8 architecture. There is no way that the Galaxy Tab 8 comes close to the Nexus 9 in specs and performance. Maybe Galaxy Tab 8 could have a better display than the Nexus 9 as it's an AMOLED panel.
The only competitor for the Nexus 9 is ipad Air 2.
I like the Nexus 9.
I have a 8" already from Samsung...
The TAB S,
Perform very well so I won't change it for a Nexus 9 !
Specs are similar so...
Hmm..not trying to promote anything here but just to give my honest feedback. Used Mipad for few weeks and I am hooked to it. The specs simply marvelous. Not boasting here, Tablets lover must try. The price and your expectation will be mismatched. Low price but high end tablet.Xiaomi is mean business. Too bad if you can't get it at your country.
In the end got an Nvidia Shield LTE. Virtually same GPU, more cores, STYLUS, SD card, better looking, good support. Best for the money - with the accessories.
Anonymous, 24 Oct 2014Don't be excited man. It is HTC product. Ready to witness the worst scenario. All the best. HTC's product???? Nexus lineup is a Google's product. Of course it has the HTC logo on back. But HTC is just Google's manufacturer of the Nexus 9. Motorola manufactures the Nexus 6 for Google and HTC manufactures the Nexus 9.
J Jones, 24 Oct 2014Love it! Love it! Love it! Ready to buy and enjoy it(32G). Still so very exciting!!Don't be excited man. It is HTC product. Ready to witness the worst scenario. All the best.
Love it! Love it! Love it!
Ready to buy and enjoy it(32G).
Still so very exciting!!
Will love to buy the NON-LTE version but with 32GB space... really no need to have an SD card if I am carrying my 1TB external hard disk with loads of movies...
Great specs though...
Still no expandable memory slot. Why should I rely on internet wherever I go? No thanks , I'll buy the tab S. Much better screen resolution , pixel density, superb black/contrast ratio and slot for memory.Not to mention the 8 core cpu that will give you a better multitask performance. K1 might be superior in term of a single task and graphic performance , but who cares? I don't want a tablet to play games anyway. Wait to see the poor performing LCD IPS screen in black scenes and dark environment. The edge bleeding will be there for sure.
mas39, 22 Oct 2014The snapdragon 810 will offer wifi ad, low power DDR4 ram, LTE-A 300mbps, very powerful adreno... moreThe Snapdragon 810 SoC has to come in 2015, it is not announced yet. The Tegra K1 SoC blows the current generation s805 out of the water. The s810 would be much better than the s805 as it will base on the ARMv8 architecture.
The Maxwell architecture Tegra M1 has to announce in the next year. I hope it would be a game changer as the Tegra K1.
Anyway, I guess the new A8X will blow the every new generation chip currently in the market.
I plan to buy the LTE version as a replacement of my phone, add a Sandisk Ultra Dual Drive 64 GB On-The-Go Pendrive as SD card replacement and get the Nexus keyboard to make the ultimate phone + gaming device + mini laptop + enjoy stock Android :)
Another compromise, no micro sd slot and maximum of only 32gig storage? What year is now 2008? Common google, why do you always have to make compromises?
The snapdragon 810 will offer wifi ad, low power DDR4 ram, LTE-A 300mbps, very powerful adreno 430 gpu 90% more powerful than adreno 330, which will include directx11.2 and tessellation, Bluetooth will upgraded to 4.1, it will also be more power efficient as it will be 20nm, better equipped for photography as the cpu will be a lot faster. This will be the king of all chips, htc will regret including the useless tegra k1 chip inside their weird 4:3 tablet.
very lovely nice job htc and google
i think its best android tablet
The only thing that this thing has is 64bit dual core instead of 32 bit quad core featured on nvidia shield LTE
and benchmark shows performance of 4 core 32 bit is very marginally slightly better compare to the 2 core 64 bit denver on 4.4 platform
so overall nothing new offered here except wider screen