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Nexus 9 pre-orders kick off ahead of November 3 release

Following the tablet’s formal unveiling earlier this week, Google has started accepting Nexus 9 pre-orders.

With the iPad Air 2 rival set to hit retailers on November 3, the search turn tech giant is giving wannabe owners plenty of time to get their advanced orders in for the HTC-made slate.

Replacing both the longstanding Nexus 7 and popular Nexus 10 as Google’s only tablet offering, the Nexus 9 is something of a halfway house device. It features an 8.9-inch display with an iPad mini 3 mimicking 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution.

Under the hood Nvidia’s new 64-bit Tegra K1 processor runs the show, with the dual-core chipset having been clocked at 2.3GHz. 2GB of RAM and the option of 16GB and 32GB storage capacities is also available.

Further Nexus 9 specs include a sizeable 6700mAh Lithium-Ion battery and an 8-megapixel rear-mounted camera. For those shameless enough to use their tablets to grab a selfie, a secondary, 1.6-megapixel snapper sits up front.

Alongside the Nexus 6 smartphone, the Nexus 9 will be one of the first devices to run the new Android 5.0 Lollipop OS direct from the box.

As well as being able to splash the cash via the Google Play store, a number of third-party retailers are also getting in on the Nexus 9 pre-order game.

One such seller is Amazon. The online giant is offering the 32GB Nexus 9 for £399.

For those of you based in the US, the 16GB Nexus 9 can be secured through Amazon for just $399 (£248).

Will you be pre-ordering a Nexus 9 or are you planning on snapping up a new iPad? Let us know via the comments section below.

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