Nexus 9 8.9 Inch 16GB Tablet -White £245.99 @ Argos via Ebay
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Nexus 9 8.9 Inch 16GB Tablet -White £245.99 @ Argos via Ebay

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Found 13th Mar 2015
Designed for work and play, with its just-right 8.9-inch HD screen, front- facing stereo speakers and keyboard folio.
The just-right 8.9" screen is small enough to easily carry around in one hand, yet big enough to work on.
Front-facing stereo speakers with HTC's BoomSound make sound immersive, layered, and distortion-free.
With the Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio (sold separately) you can get stuff done, at home, at the office, and on the go.
Display:
8.9 inch screen.
LED backlit display with IPS technology.
Multi-touch screen.
Resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels.
Specifications:
2GB RAM.
NVIDIA processor.
16GB internal storage.
Bluetooth - enabling you to easily and wirelessly connect with other bluetooth enabled devices.
3.5mm stereo headphone jack.
Built-in speaker.
Microphone.
1 x USB 2.0 port.
General features:
Up to 8.5 hours battery life (depending on usage).
7.9cm thin.
Size H15.4, W22.8cm.
Weight 425kg.
Catalogue number 360/3040
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29 Comments

heat, nice price

Great tablet but it really should have a micro sd slot. 16GB soon fills up on a tablet.

great price for a 16GB.
Need more space, will wait for 32GB.

Would really think this (Sony Z3) is a much better deal unless you must have a 9 inch tablet...

Nice price - wish they would reduce the folio keyboard!

Why when I have no money!?

Minimum size should be 32GB. 16GB is nothing especially on a tablet. Cold.

Google are becoming rip off merchants like Apple. Only they are crap at being rip off merchants.

ah_heng

Would really think this (Sony Z3) is a much better deal unless you must … Would really think this (Sony Z3) is a much better deal unless you must have a 9 inch tablet...



Agreed. Although the Nexus 9 might seem like a great device for the price. It lacks expandable storage and tegra K1 has some issues with optimisation.. They say 5.1 fixes a lot of issues with the Nexus 6, but haven't heard anything about the 9 though. Other issues include unoptimised k1 64bit performance, with this being the first of its kind (having AArch64 in Android) it is bound to have teething issues such as unoptimised power consumption. Its fast, but not exactly efficient.. Plus, it is not exactly future proof either, with 2gb ram (which is sufficient but not going to last you longer than 2 years considering there are already devices with 4gb ram being announced) anandtech.com/sho…/13

Z3c on the other hand is definitely more preferred imho, with the excellent Snapdragon 801, 3gb ram, 16gb storage and an option to expand that with a 128gb memory card, I would honestly spend my money on that and reliably use it for the next 3 years or more.
Edited by: "arunkc" 13th Mar 2015

I have to admit I was really let down by the Nexus 9. I own a Nexus 7 and absolutely love it, but when it came to upgrade I ended up going for the Samsung Tab pro 10.1. The last thing I'm saying for anyone to do is go for the Tab Pro 10.1 (it's up to the user in the end, although I love mine) and the nexus 9 seems excellent in terms of spec, but it was simply the build quality for me.

I played around with it for about 45 mins at currys and it simply feels cheaply made. The plastic doesn't feel like it could withstand any sorted of fall (god forbid) and for the price it was launched at I was let down.

This price is a lot better though, but I still think the build quality for this price point should be a lot better.

arunkc

Agreed. Although the Nexus 9 might seem like a great device for the … Agreed. Although the Nexus 9 might seem like a great device for the price. It lacks expandable storage and tegra K1 has some issues with optimisation.. They say 5.1 fixes a lot of issues with the Nexus 6, but haven't heard anything about the 9 though. Other issues include unoptimised k1 64bit performance, with this being the first of its kind (having AArch64 in Android) it is bound to have teething issues such as unoptimised power consumption. Its fast, but not exactly efficient.. Plus, it is not exactly future proof either, with 2gb ram (which is sufficient but not going to last you longer than 2 years considering there are already devices with 4gb ram being announced) http://www.anandtech.com/show/8701/the-google-nexus-9-review/13Z3c on the other hand is definitely more preferred imho, with the excellent Snapdragon 801, 3gb ram, 16gb storage and an option to expand that with a 128gb memory card, I would honestly spend my money on that and reliably use it for the next 3 years or more.



Agreed that the other deal on here - the Z3 Compact Tablet for around 250 bones - is the better deal. The only big advantage for the Nexus 9 is the guaranteed updates for another year or two. While the Z3 Compact Tablet is being updated to Lollipop 5.1 from Kitkat it's unclear what's happening after that. Given the next to zero transparency for future Android releases there will probably be a Lollipop 5.2 soon (likely a minor release though no one has a clue) and f*** knows after that. Lollipop 5.1 is probably good enough for most, and is currently the best mobile OS in the market.

ChampionshipManager

Agreed that the other deal on here - the Z3 Compact Tablet for around 250 … Agreed that the other deal on here - the Z3 Compact Tablet for around 250 bones - is the better deal. The only big advantage for the Nexus 9 is the guaranteed updates for another year or two. While the Z3 Compact Tablet is being updated to Lollipop 5.1 from Kitkat it's unclear what's happening after that. Given the next to zero transparency for future Android releases there will probably be a Lollipop 5.2 soon (likely a minor release though no one has a clue) and f*** knows after that. Lollipop 5.1 is probably good enough for most, and is currently the best mobile OS in the market.



Are the guaranteed further Android OS updates really that much of a plus? Nexus tablets which aren't that old are often left handicapped after updating, becoming virtually unusable. Maybe in short term the guaranteed OS updates would be beneficial, until one comes along and wrecks it.

NUMBER8GAMESTER

[b]Are the guaranteed further Android OS updates really that much of a … [b]Are the guaranteed further Android OS updates really that much of a plus? Nexus tablets which aren't that old are often left handicapped after updating, becoming virtually unusable. Maybe in short term the guaranteed OS updates would be beneficial, until one comes along and wrecks it.[b]



Never a truer word said, I got a 2012 nexus 7 which when Kitkat came along worked fine, but since it has updated to Lollipop it is virtually a brick, I wish these companies would make sure their devices work correctly when they push their updates out!!

Weight 425kg. I'll get me wheelbarrow. Heat from me ;-)

To add my experience to spaceman's, my nexus 7 2012 became almost unusable after the android 5.0 update.

spaceman051

Never a truer word said, I got a 2012 nexus 7 which when Kitkat came … Never a truer word said, I got a 2012 nexus 7 which when Kitkat came along worked fine, but since it has updated to Lollipop it is virtually a brick, I wish these companies would make sure their devices work correctly when they push their updates out!!



Or at least make easy to roll back to an earlier version if the upgrade messes things up.

I know it's technically possible but it's not exactly straightforward unless you're Mathew Broderick in War Games!

Banned

ah_heng

Would really think this (Sony Z3) is a much better deal unless you must … Would really think this (Sony Z3) is a much better deal unless you must have a 9 inch tablet...


thats what she said.

Definitely spend the wedge on the Z3, I bought one of these & the build quality was appalling, light bleed all over the screen & flimsy power button/volume rocker.

Newer builds have apparantly sorted the buttons, but still suffers from bad light bleed, which a tablet at this RRP shouldn't.

Sent it back for a refund & bought a Z3 instead. Never looked back, the Z3 is the best tablet I've ever used, including iPad's.

lambyUK

To add my experience to spaceman's, my nexus 7 2012 became almost … To add my experience to spaceman's, my nexus 7 2012 became almost unusable after the android 5.0 update.



Once I installed the update mine also ran really sluggishly. But then I found this article that I followed and now it runs really smoothly again. It may help you guys:

9to5google.com/201…lp/

NUMBER8GAMESTER

Are the guaranteed further Android OS updates really that much of a plus? … Are the guaranteed further Android OS updates really that much of a plus? Nexus tablets which aren't that old are often left handicapped after updating, becoming virtually unusable. Maybe in short term the guaranteed OS updates would be beneficial, until one comes along and wrecks it.



Agreed about the Nexus 7 2012.

That said the Nexus 7 2013 works mostly fine with Lollipop and it was released over a year and a half ago. The Z3 Compact Tablet was released in October 2014 and it may not be updated further than Lollipop (i.e. after 6 months).

However this is a top tablet. It is a bit like ManYoo buying Harry Kane for 40m bones and him not improving the next season but he still bangs in 30 goals a season.

So far, my Nexus 9 has been perfect. No bleed issues at all. At the start, there was a few apps which would stop (and always have done on any tablet/phone from time to time) but all have been resolved.

If you read the amazon reviews, youll see most of the bad ones were when it was first released. Now, only mainly positive.

Personally id choose this over the sony, but only cos i find the sony slightly too small. This i find the perfect size after having 10 inchers and ipads.

ChampionshipManager

Minimum size should be 32GB. 16GB is nothing especially on a tablet. … Minimum size should be 32GB. 16GB is nothing especially on a tablet. Cold.Google are becoming rip off merchants like Apple. Only they are crap at being rip off merchants.



You are getting their strategy wrong, they are not becoming rip of merchants they simply are not merchants, at least not in the traditional sense.

Nexus devices have never been about selling them, their main goal was to show off android, first iteration were making a point look what we can do for how little money but now they are getting back on track, i. e. make a really good premium device.

Now for this explicit case it is htcs fault but then again they haven't made a tablet that I have heard of so Google giving it to them sort of helps them out. Just look what nexus line did to Samsung, LG,Asus, (sort of Motorola).

Google is simply trying to help out companies to include them in the market as in general Google benefits from more choice.


About updating, the one mistake Google made with Android is that all manufacturers are allowed to do their own skins which makes it quite hard to ensure that every device functions in the same way and hence problematic for testing whether everything works.
I do agree they should take care of which devices are updated but you need to understand that it is a lot of work that no one wants to bother to do as generally why would I spend my time as a Dev making an os work for 2.5 years old device?

Looks like a great tablet, i have still got my iPad 2 with over £100 worth of apps, i don't really fancy moving completely to Android yet.

Nexus really jumped the shark this year.

That's what the cool kids say.

Voted hot as much cheaper than rrp, but still too much for 16gb WiFi for me.
Edited by: "DonkeyKonk" 13th Mar 2015

Got a Nexus 9 a couple of months ago on a eBay-bargain whim... Couldn't be happier with it. Granted I was coming from an elderly Asus Transformer, but still, I just love the feel of it. To be honest though, I think the single killer factor is the 4:3 screen resolution. I'm no Apple fan, but boy is that something they have right... I've since acquired a Hudl2 for baby peppa pig viewing, but the format of the N9 just feels infinitely superior for web browsing & the like, and I'm sure the screen format is a huge factor in that.

As for other worries above - a couple of years ago the 16gb/no sd thing would've put me right off, but these days with 10tb of Onedrive (thanks hukd!) & decent mobile broadband almost everywhere, it seems much less of a bother. Performance is fine, battery fine too. I bought it thinking it would go straight back on eBay if I didn't like it, but that's totally not gonna happen.

Nexusfifth

You are getting their strategy wrong, they are not becoming rip of … You are getting their strategy wrong, they are not becoming rip of merchants they simply are not merchants, at least not in the traditional sense. Nexus devices have never been about selling them, their main goal was to show off android, first iteration were making a point look what we can do for how little money but now they are getting back on track, i. e. make a really good premium device. Now for this explicit case it is htcs fault but then again they haven't made a tablet that I have heard of so Google giving it to them sort of helps them out. Just look what nexus line did to Samsung, LG,Asus, (sort of Motorola). Google is simply trying to help out companies to include them in the market as in general Google benefits from more choice. About updating, the one mistake Google made with Android is that all manufacturers are allowed to do their own skins which makes it quite hard to ensure that every device functions in the same way and hence problematic for testing whether everything works. I do agree they should take care of which devices are updated but you need to understand that it is a lot of work that no one wants to bother to do as generally why would I spend my time as a Dev making an os work for 2.5 years old device?



They are selling the Nexus devices directly off their websites so they certainly are merchants and I'm sure they have a good say in the pricing of the products.

Agreed they are used for promotional use of the latest Android releases. They have done a p*ss poor job of it in the last year in my opinion. Instead of releasing a normal sized phone they released a 6 inch phone that makes you look like Dom Joly holding it, and for a premium price. They also stopped selling the Nexus 5. The Nexus 9 came with all sorts of issues, they may have resolved most of them in later production batches but the damage has already been done. They chose a company who doesn't have a f***ing clue in making tablets. The previous and first HTC tablet was the HTC Flyer and the only thing it was known for was being sh***.

Google make amateur mistakes all over the place (like also removing silent mode from Lollipop then bringing it half back, destroying sd card support in Kit Kat then coming out with a permission based fix around it in Lollipop, releasing the Nexus 6 with a non functioning notification light, releasing Lollipop with a huge memory leak, their marketing efforts are laughable compared to Apple's and the way they have been pricing the new Nexus products they are making them irrelevant). It is always two steps forward, one step back.

There's plenty to criticise them about.

snowwraith

Once I installed the update mine also ran really sluggishly. But then I … Once I installed the update mine also ran really sluggishly. But then I found this article that I followed and now it runs really smoothly again. It may help you guys:http://9to5google.com/2014/11/19/2012-edition-nexus-7-running-slow-after-installing-lollipop-this-might-help/



Just did these steps.. thank you!!

Out of stock

ChampionshipManager

They are selling the Nexus devices directly off their websites so they … They are selling the Nexus devices directly off their websites so they certainly are merchants and I'm sure they have a good say in the pricing of the products.Agreed they are used for promotional use of the latest Android releases. They have done a p*ss poor job of it in the last year in my opinion. Instead of releasing a normal sized phone they released a 6 inch phone that makes you look like Dom Joly holding it, and for a premium price. They also stopped selling the Nexus 5. The Nexus 9 came with all sorts of issues, they may have resolved most of them in later production batches but the damage has already been done. They chose a company who doesn't have a f***ing clue in making tablets. The previous and first HTC tablet was the HTC Flyer and the only thing it was known for was being sh***. Google make amateur mistakes all over the place (like also removing silent mode from Lollipop then bringing it half back, destroying sd card support in Kit Kat then coming out with a permission based fix around it in Lollipop, releasing the Nexus 6 with a non functioning notification light, releasing Lollipop with a huge memory leak, their marketing efforts are laughable compared to Apple's and the way they have been pricing the new Nexus products they are making them irrelevant). It is always two steps forward, one step back. There's plenty to criticise them about.



You get a like for a number of good points, but mainly for not using the word bones!

ChampionshipManager

They are selling the Nexus devices directly off their websites so they … They are selling the Nexus devices directly off their websites so they certainly are merchants and I'm sure they have a good say in the pricing of the products.Agreed they are used for promotional use of the latest Android releases. They have done a p*ss poor job of it in the last year in my opinion. Instead of releasing a normal sized phone they released a 6 inch phone that makes you look like Dom Joly holding it, and for a premium price. They also stopped selling the Nexus 5. The Nexus 9 came with all sorts of issues, they may have resolved most of them in later production batches but the damage has already been done. They chose a company who doesn't have a f***ing clue in making tablets. The previous and first HTC tablet was the HTC Flyer and the only thing it was known for was being sh***. Google make amateur mistakes all over the place (like also removing silent mode from Lollipop then bringing it half back, destroying sd card support in Kit Kat then coming out with a permission based fix around it in Lollipop, releasing the Nexus 6 with a non functioning notification light, releasing Lollipop with a huge memory leak, their marketing efforts are laughable compared to Apple's and the way they have been pricing the new Nexus products they are making them irrelevant). It is always two steps forward, one step back. There's plenty to criticise them about.



Apple's marketing since they launched the iPod has always been top bracket, Nike being another well respected when it comes to advertising.

I agree on a lot of your points about the Nexus 9, 6 & Lollipop. But, Lollipop, now patched, is the best mobile OS today, iOS8 has had it's fair share of bugs & teething problems. iPhone 6 bending problems, first gen iPad Air yellow tinting on the display. My point here is they all have issues. You can't just pillar Google & make out Apple are spotless.

Most of the Apple's ideas have been in Android for years, likewise the other way with other perks. Both have pro/con to them. The benefit of droid is the range of devices, so even though the latest batch of Nexus branded slates & phones are poor, there is a raft of other options. Personally I had a Nexus 5 & 7, really wanted the 9, so bought it, but the build quality was shocking for a £300+ slate.

After returning that, I got an Xperia Z3 mobile & Z3 Tablet Compact for media consumption, I can honestly say I love both devices & I'm sad that Sony are considering getting out of the Phone/Tablet business due to low sales, it's a shame because those two devices are better than anything else I've used.

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