Nexus 9 Has Been Taken Off The Shelf From Google – Pixel C Only Remains
Nexus 9 was not exactly the cheapest of options when it came to purchasing an Android slate running the purest form of Google’s mobile operating system. This is probably the reason why the tech giant has removed the tablet from its official Google Store.
Only Pixel C Remains But Can It Take The Reins And Succeed Where Nexus 9 Failed?
When Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013 came into the market, it probably ushered an era where manufacturers probably got thinking that they can create a heck of momentum in sales if they created the ideal price/performance product. Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 2013 were no slouches when it came to performance and on top of that, running stock Android definitely has its perks. Unfortunately, Google and its partner HTC soon made a grave mistake; by releasing a powerful tablet, only for it to be priced at such a point that consumers probably thought that they would be better off with something else.
The same mistake was carried out with Nexus 6, and while the phone did come with impressive hardware and a gargantuan sized screen, its price tag was definitely something that a regular consumer would not be attracted by. Right now, thanks to heavy discounts being applied on the smartphone, Nexus 6 looks more like a viable option for those who want to experience stock Android, but do not want to spend a fortune in doing so.
With Nexus 9 out of the picture, Pixel C, the successor to the Nexus 9 will have to continue with whatever momentum the 8.9-inch slate left behind. One thing that we particularly like about Pixel C is the fact that you do not need a kickstand to keep the keyboard in a fixed position, which is exactly the opposite of what Microsoft did when it decided to bridge the functionality gap between tablets and laptops with the announcement of Surface Pro 4.
The chipset present inside the 10.2 inch tablet is none other than NVIDIA’s Tegra X1 SoC, which has been manufactured on the company’s Maxwell architecture. Given below are all the additional details of the chipset.
- GPU cores: 256
- DX12 capable: Yes
- Processor configuration: 4 x Cortex-A57 (2MB L2 cache) + 4 x Cortex-A53 (512KB L2 cache)
- Lithography: 20nm
Currently, Pixel C costs the following:
- 32GB model: $499 ($149 for the keyboard accessory, which is obviously sold separately)
- 64GB model: $599 ($149 for the keyboard accessory, which is obviously sold separately)
Do you guys believe that Pixel C will actually do well in the future or is it dead in the water like Nexus 9? Tell us your thoughts in the comments right away.