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.
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.
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
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?