Galaxy Tab 8.9: 9.1″ x 6.2″ x 0.34″ – 15.8 oz
Google Nexus 9: 8.98″ x 6.05″ x 0.31″ – 14.9 oz
I once fondled the 8.9-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab:
I wrote then:
On video, it doesn’t look that much smaller than an iPad 2, but I thought it was in person. It seemed to be a better size to drop in a bag and carry around.
I also wrote:
My thing is, I want to read PDFs on a tablet. A whole lot of Google Books and from the Internet Archive issues of Processed World magazine. I think an 8.9 screen would work…
I’ll have to revisit the 8.9 and do some PDF tests on it. I wasn’t able to this time.
Hmph. I never got the chance.
The main difference between the Samsung 8.9 and the Nexus 9 is this: 8.9″ IPS LCD at 2048 x 1536 — 4:3 aspect ratio for the Nexus.
How many people want the Xiaomi MiPad now?
On the other hand, congratulations to Xiaomi for pushing 4:3 with the MiPad. Now Google will push developers to support it. So it’s a win in the end for Xiaomi on that front, even it might be Pyrrhic.
As for me … the 32GBs at US$479 is a lot to swallow. Especially without a microSD card slot.
I’ll have to see what AnTuTu scores are, reviewers say, and what a Google Books PDF test is like when Best Buy has it in stock.
A final note: I wonder if ACCESS will bring Graffiti out of retirement for this and the Nexus 6 phone?