Google’s got a new Nexus tablet on the way. It’s probably built by HTC. It probably has a 8.9 inch high-resolution display and an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor.
Rumors about the Google Nexus 9 have been making the rounds for months, and they’ve even been (partially and perhaps accidentally) confirmed by chip maker NVIDIA.
Now @upleaks has posted what may be one of the first pictures of the tablet in the wild.
Rumor has it that the tablet will features a 2048 x 1440 pixel display, a 64-bit processor, front-facing stereo speakers, at least 2GB of RAM, and front and rear cameras.
There’s said to be WiFi-only and 4G LTE models.
If @upleaks is right though, some of the earlier rumors may be wrong. The tablet is now said to have a matte black plastic back, not an aluminum case.
I can only hope it’s the 64 bit K1.. Push the envelope in power Google
I like Google’s strategy here. Apple came out with the iPad Mini a year after the Nexus 7 and made it 4:3 and an inch bigger. Everyone looked at it as improving on Google’s tablet and many appreciated the extra inch in size. Now Google is doing the same thing right back at Apple. It’s trumping it with an extra inch in size and at the same screen ratio of 4:3. Android has needed a well thought out larger tablet for awhile now to act as a trophy device. I think the Nexus 9 will do the trick.
I want a 3:2 ratio tablet like nook hd+ or surface pro 3. 3:2 is a perfect ratio. My dell venue 11 pro is too narrow in landscape and looks horrible in portrait. The ipad is too square. Nexus 7 is too tiny. 9 inch 3:2 ratio screen just right.
4:3 is ideal for a tablet. I don’t want to nor do I have desire to watch movies on it. I have a 16:9 TV that I could do that with. I hope google does make a 4:3 tablet. 3:2 or 16:10 or 16:9 makes portrait mode useless when doing anything productive such as surfing web or productivity. There are plenty of 16:9 and 16:10 tablets out there. If you need one of those go buy em.
I would like nexus to make a 4:3 tablet and show the world how good such tablet can be. There aren’t many mainstream tablet or laptop in that aspect ratio outside of the iPad. I think a 4:3 tablet by google is much needed.
You make it sound like there’s absolutely no use for 16:9/10 resolution. Just because you don’t want to be watching a movie on it doesn’t mean other people doesn’t want to. Are you going to be carrying your TV with you if you’re travelling a lot? The portrait mode is also useful for reading ebooks/novels. I have not had any issues surfing web pages with a 16:9/10 aspect ratio. Productivity on tablets are really just quick and dirty ways of jotting things down, there’s no real productivity whether it’s 4:3 or 16:9. Real productivity is on the desktop.
4:3 is not ideal for a tablet. It’s just ideal for you.
I’m not sure what to think of the 4:3 ratio screen. I used to use my HP Touchpad with Android ICS, which was 4:3. Back then, alot of apps didn’t format correctly, and some of the text/buttons would be off the edge of the screen.
My guess is that things have not improved for 4:3, because there have been almost zero 4:3 devices made since (I see a few Chinese models). But if anyone is capable of pushing devs to adopt features, its Google.
There are some HP and Acer tablets with 4:3 ratio.
I did not know that. I will maybe check out a few forums for these devices to see how the experience has been
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