The Google Nexus 9 is built by Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC and is probably the best tablet to carry the Nexus brand. The tablet has now been updated to Android 5.0.2 (Lollipop), DroidLife reports. The rather minor update is only 23.3 MB. Sadly, this is way behind the older Nexus 7 and Nexus 10, which are now running Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop).
So why is the Nexus 9 running a rather outdated version of Lollipop compared to the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10? According to one theory, the culprit is the tablet’s NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor.
On the flip side, Android 5.0.2 may be a requirement for the tablet to get the Android 5.1.1 update, which means the Nexus 9 could be updated to the latest version of Android anytime soon.
To recap, the Nexus 9 sports an 8.9-inch screen with a resolution of 1536 x 2048 pixels (pixel density of 288 ppi), an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera, 16 GB to 32 GB of internal storage, NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 “Denver” 64-bit dual-core processor with each core clocked at 2.3 GHz, a Kepler DX1 GPU, 2 GB of RAM, and a 6,700 mAh battery. The tablet is available in a Wi-Fi only version and a Wi-Fi + 4G LTE variant.
Want to know when your Google Nexus 9 will be updated to Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop)? Phone LTD will let you know once the update goes live in the UK.