The first smart device that relies on the new Android 5.0 Lollipop mobile operating system can now be pre-ordered online. The largest online retailer added the HTC Nexus 9 tablet to its catalogue earlier than the expected.
Nexus 9 was quietly unveiled a few days ago, along with the smartphone Nexus 6 and Nexus Player, an Android-based set-top box. However, of these three devices only the Nexus tablet can be pre-ordered at the moment.
The first Android Lollipop gadget comes at a starting price of $399.99 for the 16GB option. The 32GB Nexus 9, on the other hand, can be pre-ordered for $479.99.
The device will come with all new features offered by Android 5.0. Among the most interesting of them is that users can easily wake up the device. Lollipop is always listening, even when it is in a sleeping mode. Similar to Google Glass, the user only needs to say “Okay Google” to wake it up and give it a voice command. Another way you can wake the updated Android is by simply double-tapping its screen or move the device to access your notifications. In addition, Lollipop now features a multiple user support and improved notifications. However, the most noticeable change is Android’s new look. It uses a Material Design theme, which is more colorful and simplified.
As for the Nexus tablet, it has an 8.9” display that offers a resolution of 2048 x 1536 p. The first Android Lollipop tablet PC is also powered by NVIDIA Tegra K1 2.3GHz processor. In addition, Nexus 9 is equipped with two cameras – one rear 8MP rear camera and a 1.6MP front-facing camera.
Even though, the first Android Lollipop device was announced just a few hours ago, it is already heading Amazon’s best sellers list in the category computer tablets. Also, the Lollipop gadget is confidently climbing the Best Sellers in Electronics ranking on Amazon.com. It has quickly made it to the top 5, surpassing popular devices like the iPad mini, Kindle Fire HDX 7” and the streaming media player Roku 3.