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Amazon's $50 off deal on the Nexus 9 won't last long

If you're ready to try a taste of Lollipop on Google's newest hardware, Amazon has a special limited-time promotion on the black WiFi-only version of the Nexus 9 tablet, taking $50 off the normal retail price and bringing the cost down to just $349.99. The deal is only for the black color and only for the 16 GB capacity. If you're interested in the white Nexus 9, that model will still run $399.99. Amazon's deal comes with free shipping, and if you have Amazon Prime, you can score free two-day shipping.

Not sure if you want to drop $350 on a new slate? Be sure to check out our Lollipop and Nexus 9 reviews if you're on the fence.

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52 Comments
  • Well at this rate, the N9 would get to me before google delivers 5.0 to my 5 and 7. :-) Posted via the Android Central App
  • But if you're like me, you'll sell the 9 and keep your 7. If you're like me, of course. Mine was pretty creaky and had a lot of light bleed :( Posted via the Android Central App
  • That seems to be a prevalent problem in every review I've seen. It's unfortunate... Posted from my Motorola Moto G.
  • It really is...I love(d) HTC Tablets, and the Nexus project until now :(
  • If you're like me you pay $500 for a Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 and call it a day. Posted via my "Material Design Modded" Rooted Sprint LG G2. (Rooted Sprint GS3 FreedomPop[MVNO]
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  • Same here, second hand Note 3 for £250 and a brand new TabPro 12.2 for £329. Not much mnore than the 64GB Nexus 6 on its own.
  • Hi mate! Would you please tell me where did you get the Tab Pro 12.2 brand new for £329?
    Much appreciated :)
  • Maybe if that was for 32GB,but the form factor just doesn't appeal to me and at that still isn't a super deal. I just picked up a used 32gb N7 and enjoying it with lollipop, but I expect that once I get a N6 that I won't use it much and the wife will get to replace her aging first gen N7.
  • Had mine for 9 days, then returned it. Enjoyed it for about 2-3 days, but started noticing some problems. I had minimal light bleed, but it was there. The back plate wasn't an issue either. But... New software from google plus new tablet from HTC plus many apps flat out don't work equals a pretty mediocre experience. Battery life was pretty poor, too. Might give it another shot once QC issues are taken care of, and 5.0.1 or .2 comes out. 5.0 has too many problems as of now. I felt like I was beta testing. Posted via Android Central App
  • My battery sucked also...Maybe 4-5 hours out of it, but my year old N7 lasts 7-8 still doing the same tasks.
  • Still over priced for that tablet. Too many negative reviews for it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Returning mine from Google play and got one on this deal. I will feel better keeping it @ $380 than $440 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Returned mine and got a 10.5 Tab S. SAMOLED and non 4:3 reign superior. Lolipop is neat, but dat screen on the Tab S. Marvelous.
  • Any lag? Legitimate question Posted via the Moto X (2nd Gen) on 5.0
  • Very minor and is random (micro lag). I'm not an OCD DEMAND ZERO LAG EVAR!!1 monster, so it doesn't bother me. The screen is what you stare at 100% of the time and the aspect ration isn't 4:3. Media looks glorious on it. I love AOSP/NEXUS/VIRGIN NON MUCKED Android as much as anyone, but the Tab S is just a superior device, IMO. The Nexus 9 is good for magazines, and that's pretty much it. Love the Tab S, full stop. SAMOLED on a 10.5" tablet is beyond amazing. Blacks are fully jet black, light bleed doesn't even exist at all, and colors pop like no other. It's not cartooney Samsung stuff either...it's a very accurate panel and is jaw dropping. I'm now getting a Note 4. I had originally planned on going Nexus 6 and 9, but the 9 and 6's issues have sold me on the Note/Tab S. I know, TOUCHJIZZ, but I care not. They are a perfect pair. Samsung knows what it's doing with SAMOLED panels.
  • Yes, the S-Tab rocks, and I'm not a Samsung fanboy by any stretch. That is a nice f'n tablet! I just hate Touchwiz, so there's always Nova.
  • Nova was the first app I installed! It runs very well. I love it 10x more than the Nexus 9, which aggravated me with it's little niggles. Just felt cheap and not worth pure Android. On a tablet stock Android really doesn't matter as much as a phone. Sure a Nexus 6 would be nice, but the Note 4's screen is crazy better and has a "very bright" sunlight mode that's very readable. Sorry Nexus line, I'll wait until next year. For now, Samsung has won with it's hardware and superior panels. Watching movies/media on the Tab S is an unparalleled experience.
  • I actually found those tablets way to saturated. The colors aren't real and the screen hurts my eye if I used them for an extended period of time. But apart from the Nexus 7, I think they are the best Android tablets right now.
  • Samsung have a little switcher in settings that you can use to tone it down depending on what you're watching I use it all the time. They have a setting for most things if you look hard amongst all the madness :-) I would still take an option to change it over the Nexus approach (eg. Cleaner but less choice) in the quick settings for example. It's super handy. I really don't mind TW, especially the newer version since they made it a lot tidier it's actually quite nice.
  • I didn't know that. Interesting indeed.
  • The Lag in the Nexus 9 & 6 is because of the Encryption they Shipped with. A guy on Google+ notice the lag and gathered information and than ran testing on them. In this weekend's Droid Life show/ podcast they pointed this out along with the findings, it's not official but most likely probable cause
  • Still $50 too high, considering the quirks and limited storage. Ideally, they would get the build quality issues worked out, discontinue the 16GB version, and slide the 32GB version down to $349 and introduce a 64GB SKU at $399.
  • Yeah, I get the feeling that had they done something like that from the start the narrative would be completely different and everyone would be much more forgiving of minor QC issues... Sloppy QC on a premium tablet with little storage just doesn't fly tho.
  • I preordered the N9 from Amazon and received it a week ago. Just chatted with their customer service to get a $50 price adjustment.
  • I pre ordered a poetic case from Amazon about a month ago. There are a few options out there. I cancelled my nexus 9 order but still stuck with the case...
  • HTC continues to sell it every day with not a case in sight. Ridiculous.
  • No thanks Posted via Android Central App
  • Honestly... Of you want the Nexus 9 just wait until January. By then Amazon will be in regular discount mode. Like they are with most electronics
  • Why would I buy this for $350 when it Google had a sale recently selling it for $200?
  • If they did, it was probably one of the ones they shipped me...lol Seriously, it sucked. I'm keeping my 7 2013 for now, but am looking at the 10.5 S-Tab even though I don't really like Samsung...It's a badass tablet,
  • That was HTC. And they only had like, 200 units or less, so they sold out in seconds. Chances of getting one were nil, unless you knew about the sale in advance. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Even then, the server crashed and if you had one in cart for $199 you lost it
  • Just got 50 bucks back from Amazon. Even though I bought the white 32gb edition. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Been thinking.. It would be just about the greatest thing ever if u guys did a " who's got lollipop OTA so far" poll Posted via the Android Central App
  • Don't think so much, you kinda suck at it. And it doesn't have to be in every thread Posted by my soon to be retired Note 3
  • Still way too much money for this afterthought of a tablet. The nexus 7 is still better, in my eyes. I waited two years for a nexus 10 upgrade and they present this overheating poor quality piece of crap. Bad fit and finish and built by a company that shouldn't be building nexus tablets. It feels like this was plan D for Google and put together in a couple short weeks, not two years. It has the K1 chip and that's it. For $200 I might consider it, but for$400 it is way too much money for so bad a tablet. Google totally effed this up big Timex leaving a lasting scar on the entire nexus project. What a POS this thing ended up to be. Strictly a money grab.
  • plus, the Deal is over on Amazon, back to normal $299. and 16gb is never enough for a multimedia tablet, especially the OS itself takes likely 1/3 of it, let only approximate 10Gbs of strorage for users
  • You mean back to $399 Posted via the Android Central App
  • the 16gb i got after os updates and 16 installed app updates only left me 8gb available. it went back.
  • I still think a refurb iPad mini 2 at $249 is the best tablet buy right now.
  • *if you wanna be in the apple world. i personally do not.
  • I agree with you but a refurb 2013 Nexus 7 at $130 is better than a iPad mini 2. I got my unit at that cost 4 months ago. Google/HTC pretty much screwed up the Nexus tablet for 2014.
  • With all the negative reviews, I would have to have some hands on the N9 in person to see if I would even consider it at $349. All retailers in southern Florida have non on display??? Almost 2 weeks after launch neither Best Buy or Walmart have display models to look at . Whats with that??? Was told at BB that only Google reps could display units. The little "Google booth" at BB is empty while Apple and Samsung displays are well stocked with newest offerings. Sad
  • Google fails at hardware launches, this isn't news but the norm for them. I really like my Nexus 5, Nexus 7, Chromecast and even the Player is cool but it's true, they just don't have a handle on real world retail logistics. I'm still interested in buying the 9 as a gift, tho I think it's overpriced so I'm waiting it out, curious to see thy Anandtech review on it too. I think the 4:3 aspect ratio will have it's fans in the long run, it's actually one of the things that would make it a good gift for the person I'm buying it for (one of the few really, being a Nexus being the other major factor). Personally I prefer a smaller tablet regardless. Large/expensive tablets running a mobile OS just seem like a waste but MS/Intel can't get out of their own way in order to start promoting decent x86 hybrids at $400-600... So the market endures.
  • Hard to absorb even $350 when 2013 7s are sooo good! Posted via Android Central App
  • If it was 349 it would a better deal.
  • If Asus was smart they would do a 2014-15 version of the nexus 7 perhaps with an 8" screen
  • Samsung Tab S 10.5 at $399.00 as of today announced on their website. You can pre-order now. The blacks are like plasma tv's. I played with it today at Best Buy and the AMOELED screen is amazing. I am in for one. I will say this until Apple and other manufacturers stop doing this: Add a Micro SD slot to all tablets. It should be mandatory for all tablets. The competition would heat up if all tablets had one. Happy shopping everyone. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Titanium Bronze is only $379 now at amazon, mine was delivered today :)
  • They couldn't even get the day-one orders out by launch day, and now they're running a promo? Annoying.
  • Lol !! All those *reconditioned RMA units lmao good move
  • They just did this again today for any color / size. Ordered my white 32gb Wi-Fi for $429 instead of $479.