Google’s Nexus 9 Tablet, with Tegra K1, Brings First 64-bit Computing to Android

by Doug MacMillan

Google made history again this week, bringing 64-bit capabilities to Android for the first time with its Nexus 9 tablet.

The new Nexus 9 features our 192-core Tegra K1 superchip.

Powered by our 192-core Tegra K1 superchip, the device is also the first tablet to feature the latest version of the Android operating system, Android 5.0 Lollipop. It starts at $399 and is up for pre-order today.

Our first tablet with Google, the Nexus 7, set new standards for its Tegra-powered multimedia prowess and friendly price when it launched two years ago. The Nexus 9 also breaks new ground.

At the heart of the Nexus 9 is Tegra K1, the first ARM processor for Android to take advantage of Lollipop support for 64-bit CPU architectures. Earlier known as Project Denver, the ARM v8-based custom CPU design brings class-leading efficiency and power to mobile devices. That’s thanks to its unique seven-way superscalar micro-architecture and support for Dynamic Code Optimization.

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The Nexus 9 is is the first tablet to feature the latest version of Android, Android 5.0 Lollipop.

And because we built Tegra K1 on our Kepler GPU architecture – which powers some of the world’s fastest gaming PCs and supercomputers – the Nexus 9 supports all major graphics standards. That includes the new Android Extension Pack in Lollipop, bringing state-of-the art graphics to Android for PC and console-class games.

The result is PC-class performance, extended battery life and great web-browsing. It also opens new possibilities for gaming, content creation and enterprise apps.

The Nexus 9 comes with front-facing stereo speakers and HTC’s BoomSound technology for immersive sound. It’s also available with folding keyboard cover that helps consumers get stuff done at home, in the office and on the go. Its 8.9-inch display, with stunning 2048×1536 resolution, complements 8 MP rear and 1.6 MP front cameras. LTE is optional.

The Nexus 9 – available with 16 or 32 GB of storage – will be available through the Google Play store in 30 countries, as well as carrier and retail channels around the world.