Android L Nexus 9 vs iPad Air 2 Fight is on, Google Sets Pre-Orders for October 17

The upcoming iPad Air 2 is said to be released tomorrow, but while Apple seems to be the star of the show with its upcoming products, Google has prepared a surprise for them.

As it turns out, according to a fresh report coming from Forbes, the Nexus 9 will launch tomorrow and it will be the first device to run Android L, The Nexus 6 will also get released in the same time, but will be made by Motorola.
nexus 9 vs ipad air 2
The Nexus 9, which was previously codenamed as HTC Volantis, is going to be built by HTC. Also, by the looks of it, there won’t be a launch event because of the following:

The source explained to me that Google had planned to hold an official event for the new tablet, but because it was still fine tweaking Android L, it decided against a ‘big reveal’. Instead the new tablet, and a new smartphone made by Motorola, will be launched via a blog post tomorrow.

THe HTC-made Nexus 9 is said to be available for pre-order on the 17th October and will be put on sale on the 3rd November. The 16GB version is said to cost $399 and the 32GB LTE version will retail for $499.

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So, this means that Google’s first Android L tablet will compete directly with the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3, if it does see the sunlight. And this is definitely the last thing Apple needs, as its overall tablet sales are decreasing.

Let’s have a look at the basic specs of the rumored Nexus 9:

8.9-inch 2048×1440 display
480 grams
64-bit dual-core processor
Nvidia Kepler GPU
2GB of RAM
8MP rear-facing camera and 3MP front-facing camera
“Brushed aluminum” frame
HTC BoomSound, dual front facing speakers

What do you think about this? Can the Nexus 9 pose real problems to the iPad Air 2?

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