The lack of ability to make cellphone calls, and the lack of dual-sim support, makes this tablet useless.
When it comes to gaming, Nexus 9 is nothing compared to Nvidia Shield tablet.
Anonymous, 19 Feb 2015wrong! LTE has a data channel and a 4g voice channel along side the same spectrum....where did... moreNo sir, 4G only has a data channel for now, but soon it will have a voice channel
RichardD, 23 Jan 2015Err... didn't you realise that most tablets with LTE capability, can only access cellular data... morewrong! LTE has a data channel and a 4g voice channel along side the same spectrum....where did u get this wrong information!?
I bought a Nexus 9 on sale from Office Depot for $329 and used it for a couple of weeks, but returned it. Overall, I would give it a 7/10, marked down for the following:
- light bleed at corners
- thicker than iPad 2 and Sony Xperia Compact Tab
- too heavy for a premium 9" tab
- price too high at $399
Otherwise, I loved Lollipop, and the speed of the processor. If this had been build like the Sony Xperia Compact Tab, it would have been perfect. Too bad HTC/Google decided to go for a mid-range industrial design.
MJK79, 15 Jan 2015Got brand new Nexus 9 LTE yesterday after long waiting... Needed to use it both as phone (with... moreErr... didn't you realise that most tablets with LTE capability, can only access cellular data networks, and NOT the cellphone voice networks?
Sound like you need a smartphone not a tablet?
Droid Annihilator, 21 Jan 2015Because Air 2 arguably has better specs. That, or Apple is just greedy...I have a N9 and I agree that the Air 2 has better specs.
- Android 5 owns iOS8. Multi user, true multi tasking.
- Better stereo sound than Air 2's sound.
- Cheaper than Air 2.
- OTG is a killer feature
Pro Air 2:-
- Premium feel build quality.
- Better screen than N9.
- Better camera, but only if you're picky.
- Significantly more tablet ready Apps than N9.
If I could run Android 5 on an Air 2, I'd be in heaven.
Maybe I have a newer batch to the early adopters, but apart from Apps that still don't play nice with Lollipop, I'm genuinely impressed with the Nexus 9.
Very nippy, very smooth and the only little teeny weeny gripe is the screen which was the tiniest light bleed which can be seen when the screen is very black, and the pixel density which is less than the 300+ we've come to expect from devices these days.
Everything is buttery smooth, NO LAG WHATSOEVER, WiFi is solid, stereo speakers are gorgeous, and it charges up pretty quick for a tablet of this size.
Just like with N7 and N10, early adopters got some lemons, and that's just too bad. My N9 rocks!
Cherish, 14 Jan 2015why Ipad air 2 cost more than nexus 9 even it had less features than nexus 9Because Air 2 arguably has better specs. That, or Apple is just greedy...
MJK79, 15 Jan 2015Got brand new Nexus 9 LTE yesterday after long waiting... Needed to use it both as phone (with... moreDo you seriously believe that having a 9" screen tablet is the best way to take your phone calls and that is what they should be made for? Straight up dumb feature, to say the least. Also, looking up a product before just buying into a sales pitch from someone who's getting commission from every sale is a pretty good thing to do these days. Just sayin'.
Cherish, 14 Jan 2015why Ipad air 2 cost more than nexus 9 even it had less features than nexus 9Don't u see that i before pad
It means some extra staff with some extra cost..
Cherish, 14 Jan 2015why Ipad air 2 cost more than nexus 9 even it had less features than nexus 9That is a stupid question...
Got brand new Nexus 9 LTE yesterday after long waiting... Needed to use it both as phone (with BT headset) and tablet, but NOW I REALIZED I WON'T BE ABLE TO MAKE AND GET PHONE CALLS FROM MY SIM CARD. Asked HTC and they told me it's a strategic (!?) choice as NEXUS 9 is just a tablet, not a phone... But other brands' tablets DEFINITELY CAN BE USED AS PHONES, even cheap ones with LTE support! I'm totally upset and I'm going to give this useless device back straight away. Useless waiting, lost my trust in Google and HTC.
why Ipad air 2 cost more than nexus 9 even it had less features than nexus 9
its not only support OTG nexus even works great with gamepads (via otg or bluetooth)