As it turns out, HTC-made Google Nexus 9 will not be manufactured anymore. The search giant’s Nexus lineup consists of smartphones, phablets and tablets. Even though the smartphone side of Nexus series has been flourishing since the debut of Nexus 5, tablets have not been doing well in comparison.
Not to forget, Google introduced the powerful Pixel C 2-in-1 tablet sometime last year to give solid competition to Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 and Apple’s iPad Pro. However, this device does not fall under Nexus lineup and it wasn’t manufactured by HTC. On the contrary, it’s a fully homegrown Google device.
Moreover, Google Store removed the Nexus 9 in April, but HTC apparently continued producing the slate. However, now, HTC has confirmed that it has stopped the production of this Android tablet completely, CNet reported. But then, e-retailers and manufacturers may continue to sell this slate until stocks last.
Nexus fans that would like to purchase this tablet can now head to eBay, where this device is available at a massively discounted price. The original price of this tablet is $399. Now, eBay is selling the 32GB Wi-Fi only variant of the Nexus 9 for just $299.
Meanwhile, here is a quick summary of key Nexus 9 specifications for those planning to purchase this slate. It features an 8.9-inch display, bundled with 1,536 x 2,048 pixels screen resolution.
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Under the hood, this device comes powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 processor, clocked at 2.3 GHz and backed by 2 GB of RAM. This tablet carries an 8-megapixel rear-facing sensor with LED flash, in addition to a 1.6 MP front-facing shooter for selfies.
A huge non-removable 6,700 mAh battery unit helps keep the lights on for a longer period of time. This cell is capable of offering up to 9 hours+ of 3G talk time and up to 720 hours of 3G stand-by time.