You can now pick up a 32 GB HTC Nexus 9 tablet for a discounted price. Amazon is offering the Android 6.0 Marshmallow driven tablet, which is also upgradable to Android N for $299.99, $180 off it's usual price.
Many Android fans like to stick with Google's Nexus smartphones and tablets, since the devices are guaranteed to receive Android OS updates directly from Google. Manufacturers like Samsung, LG, and HTC have to then test the update on their hardware, works with skins like Samsung's TouchWiz, LG's Optimus, and HTC's Sense UI, which they lay over Android to make it easier to use and add extra features. This process coupled with carrier testing leaves many Android devices running older versions of the OS and reason for fragmentation.
Google partnered with HTC to build its 8.9-inch Nexus 9 tablet and the smartphone maker brought some popular features from its One M handsets, including dual front-facing speakers with HTC BoomSound. The company recently tweeted that its forthcoming smartphone, the HTC 10 would include this technology.
The HTC 9 is Google's answer to Apple's iPad mini and is built with brushed metal sides to give it a premium feel and soft touch back to make it comfortable in the hand. A new deal from Amazon is offering the 32 GB Wi-Fi HTC Nexus 9 for $299.99, which is a considerable savings over the $479 HTC is currently charging for the tablet on its online store.
The HTC Nexus 9 featires an 8.9-inch 2,048 x 1,536 LCD display with a pixel density of 281 pixels per inch (ppi) and ships with Android 5.0 Lollipop, which can be upgraded to Android 6.0 Marshmallow or Android N preview out of the box. The slate includes 32 GB of internal storage, 64-bit 2.3 GHz NVIDIA Tegra K processor, and 2 GB of RAM.
The Nexus 9 boasts an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and 1.6-megapixel front-facing camera for video chat and selfies. The Nexus 9 includes a large 6,700 mAh battery and front-facing HTC BoomSound stereo speakers.
This is a limited time deal from Amazon and is $180 off the normal price of the Nexus 9. If you're interested in the 32 GB HTC Nexus 9, head to Amazon where it can be yours for $299.99.