Samsung and Google’s lovechild, Nexus 10, was a strong contender to the android tablet industry. The Asus-made Nexus 7 hit the right chords, its successor was plagued by bugs and quickly burned through its initial hype. Google moved on to greener pastures as it teamed up with HTC to create Nexus 9, which did not succeed in leaving a strong impression.
It seems like the final nail in the tablet-sized coffin, as Google quietly pulled out Nexus 9 from the Google Store website. The product isn’t stocked out, neither is there a typical “this product is no longer available” screen – Google has even removed the former product link and redirected it to the store’s homepage. The website has already been updated to display only the Pixel C tablet, replacing the “Tablets” link on the Google Store website.
While the end of Nexus 9 is upon us, the Google – HTC relationship is far from over just yet. Rumors suggest that HTC is working on two new Nexus devices this year, and one of them might just be a tablet, which would explain the sudden disappearance of the Nexus 9. Since the Pixel C is a worthy successor to the the disappeared tablet, it seems almost a hasty move to bring another Google endorsed tablet into the fold.
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Now that the Nexus 9 has finally been decommissioned, all that remains on the Google Store’s tablet section is the Pixel C. If you were planning to get your hands on Google Nexus 9, you missed your chance buddy. Now all you can do is sulk and ponder what life could have been – or you can just head over to Amazon or HTC and buy one right now!
What do you think about Google silently killing off Nexus 9? Should we expect a better Nexus-brand tablet from HTC this year? Let us know in the comments.
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