Nexus 9 with Android M Video Review

Nexus 9 with Android M Video Review

For the second time, I am reviewing the Nexus 9. I reviewed the LTE model when it first came out. It was pretty bad. I had heard that the Wi-Fi only model was better. Now, I’ve finally got my hands on a Wi-Fi only Nexus 9. Of course, I installed Android M Developer Preview on it. That was pretty bad. The actual review of the Nexus 9 running Android M will be at the bottom….

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Hands On with Android M Part 2: Performance Improvements

Hands On with Android M Part 2: Performance Improvements

By Rich W Woods A couple days ago, I posted a hands on video with the Android M developer preview. I pointed out that, as with all Android updates, there are really no new features. As Android fans love to point out, it’s all “under the hood”. Even though I said it in the video, people still seemed to want a video where I show those “under the hood” performance improvements. For this video, I…

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Nexus 9 Unboxing and Second Impressions

Nexus 9 Unboxing and Second Impressions

By Rich W Woods A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I reviewed the HTC Nexus 9. Unfortunately, it was terrible. I went with the LTE model, as I love my LTE tablets. I really wanted it to be good, as I loved the idea of an Android tablet with a 4:3 aspect ratio. Time has gone by and I’ve been wondering if the Nexus 9 is in better shape. HTC…

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Android 5.1 Finally Coming to Nexus 9

Android 5.1 Finally Coming to Nexus 9

By Rich W Woods After what seemed to be nothing more than Google trolling their users a few days ago when the update for Android 5.0.2 finally dropped, Nexus 9 users will finally be able to upgrade to Android 5.1. There is still no image listed on the Nexus Factory Images page; however, expect it to come soon. I would also point out that if you do not flash it, it’s going to come in…

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Nexus 9 LTE Review: It Needs Work

Nexus 9 LTE Review: It Needs Work

By Rich W Woods I was super excited to hear about the Nexus 9. I have been waiting for years for an Android tablet that had a 4:3 aspect ratio. I was never able to stray from an iPad (which is 4:3) because of this. For the first time, I had choice. Of course, when the Nexus 9 shipped on November 3, it was only available in Wi-Fi only and I like my tablets like…

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Nexus 7 vs Nexus 9: Does the New Flagship Measure Up?

Nexus 7 vs Nexus 9: Does the New Flagship Measure Up?

By Rich W Woods When Google announced the Nexus 9, words could not describe how excited I was. Finally, an Android tablet with a 4:3 aspect ratio. For those that don’t know, it’s the same aspect ratio as an iPad as well as a piece of paper, so it fits into portrait mode more easily. The Nexus 9 was the first Android tablet that I seriously considered as a replacement for my iPad. Needless to…

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Nexus 9 vs iPad Air 2: Does Google’s Flagship Live Up?

Nexus 9 vs iPad Air 2: Does Google’s Flagship Live Up?

By Rich W Woods The Nexus 9 is a device that I have been waiting for for years. I have always used an iPad because of the aspect ratio. Apple has always used a 4:3 aspect ratio because it’s the same as a piece of paper. Android tablets have typically been 8:5, making them better for watching movies because of the widescreen display. Because of the 8:5 aspect ratio, none of them natively sit in…

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HTC Nexus 9 Unboxing and First Impressions

HTC Nexus 9 Unboxing and First Impressions

By Rich W Woods I have always used an iPad as my daily driver when it comes to tablets. The reason for this was simply the aspect ratio. Apple has always used 4:3 because that is the same as a piece of paper and it looks much better in portrait mode than 16:9 or 8:5 does. Up until now, there was no such Android tablet. Because of this, I have been super excited about the…

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T-Mobile is now Selling the Nexus 9, even though it Doesn’t Exist

T-Mobile is now Selling the Nexus 9, even though it Doesn’t Exist

By Rich W Woods T-Mobile has a new section of their web site called The Underground. It says “Check your standard devices at the door. Shop exclusive and performance-centric devices reserved for the true enthusiast. Plus get news and reviews from tech luminati.” Oddly enough, none of the exclusive devices are exclusive to T-Mobile. The Underground consists of the Motorola Nexus 6, HTC Nexus 9, HTC One M8 for Windows, and HTC Re camera. I…

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HTC’s First “Hot Deal” for the Nexus 9 is Already Sold Out

HTC’s First “Hot Deal” for the Nexus 9 is Already Sold Out

By Rich W Woods Recently, HTC announced that every Tuesday at 12:00 PM ET, they would have a “hot deal” on their web site. The sales are 12 hours long, from noon to midnight. Today, they were selling the Nexus 9 16 GB Wi-Fi only model for $199. That’s 50% off. Of course, it was a limited supply so they promised that once it was sold out, it would be $50 off for the rest…

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