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Google Nexus 9 Preview: Hands-On Video

22/10/2014 15:36 BST | Updated 22/10/2014 15:59 BST

Google has unveiled its new Nexus 9 tablet, it's built by HTC and will come running the all-new version of Google's operating system Android 5.0 Lollipop.

CNET was able to get hands-on with Google's first direct competitor to the iPad Since the Samsung-built Nexus 10.

The tablet features an 8.9-inch 2048x1536 display and comes with a powerful 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor making it one of the most powerful Android devices on the market.

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Being built by HTC means it also gets the added benefit of some of HTC's own technology including BoomSound dual-speakers on the front for enhanced audio-quality when watching films or listening to music.

The HTC-built tablet also features a metal frame and smooth polycarbonate back echoing the design of the LG-built Nexus 5.

One of the biggest-selling points about the Nexus 8 however is its ability to play games, with a 192-core Kepler GPU the Nexus 9 is more than up to the task of playing the latest games and running the latest graphics-heavy applications.