Google announces Nexus 9, 8.9-inch Tablet coming November 3

Google has announced the Nexus 9, its first HTC-made tablet and the company’s first tablet measuring 8.9 inches in size.

In a blog post titled, “Be together. Not the same.” Google revealed the Nexus 9 alongside its newest smartphone, the Nexus 6, Android 5.0 Lollipop, and a new Nexus media player.

Along with its 8.9-inch 2048×1536-pixel pixel IPS LCD display, the Nexus 9 packs a 64-bit dual-core Tegra K1 chipset clocked to 2.3 GHz. This is coupled with Kepler graphics, and 16GB or 32GB of storage. There’s also an 8MP camera in the back, a 1.6MP camera in the front, HTC BoomSound speakers, and a 6,700 mAh battery.

Google is pushing the productivity “work and play” with a yet-to-be-named keyboard case accessory. It attaches via magnets and allows for typing at different angles. It will be sold separate from the tablet itself and will be priced at $129 in the United States.

The Nexus 9 will debut on November 3 with pre-orders kicking off this Friday, October 17. It will be available in Lunar White, Indigo Black, and Sand. U.S. pricing starts at $399 for the U.S. model. No word on UK pricing at the time of publishing.[signoff predefined=”Enjoy this?” icon=”icon-users”][/signoff]