We may finally have the biggest missing piece of the puzzle when it comes to the Google Nexus 9. The same site that originally confirmed that the upcoming tablet would indeed be powered by an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor has now obtained availability details. According to Bright Side of News sources, the Google Nexus 9 will go on sale on November 3 for US$399. It will be officially announced on October 15, a date that has already been the topic of rumours.
The Google Nexus 9’s price is nearly twice that of the Nexus 7 tablets that Google offered in past years. As rumours had indicated from an early point in time, Google is clearly striving for a higher-end device this time around.
It’s still not clear whether the Nexus 9 will use the quad-core 32-bit or dual-core 64-bit version of the NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC but NVIDIA hinted on its blog that “And for hard-core Android fans, take note that we’re already developing the next version of Android – “L” – on the 64-bit Tegra K1.” That certainly supports earlier reports that the Nexus 9 will come with the 64-bit version.
The report adds that Google may make the Nexus 9 more readily available than past Nexus devices. It may not be a Google Play exclusive when it launches on November 3. It may also launch with other retailers on that date. This suggests that Google is looking to expand the reach of Nexus devices
Google may also use the October 15 event to unveil Android Wear 2.0, a new version of Android TV and perhaps even start taking pre-orders for the Google Nexus 9.