Seeing as how the youngest member of Google’s Nexus smartphone family has been massively discounted via numerous retailers of late, it was only a matter of time until the newest “pure Android” tablet followed suit. Even if they say no N9 sequel is in the pipeline right now.
Nonetheless, the Tegra K1-powered, 8 mm slim 9 incher will turn one soon enough, so it can’t aspire to flagship prices for long. Currently [easyazon-link asin=”B00M6UC5B4″ locale=”us”]available on Amazon starting at $385[/easyazon-link] in a 16 GB Wi-Fi-limited configuration, the Lollipop slate costs 5 bucks less through Expansys USA… with LTE connectivity… and twice the storage space.
Exactly how hefty are the savings there? Technically, around $220 compared to Google’s tariffs, although a third-party seller on [easyazon-link asin=”B00OHNDZDA” locale=”us”]Amazon charges $449[/easyazon-link]. Still, $380 is undoubtedly quite the bargain, given the stock, up-to-date software, ultra-sharp 2,048 x 1,536 pix res IPS screen, plentiful 2 gigs of RAM, skilled 8 MP rear camera and generous 6,700 mAh battery.
Keep in mind the indigo black-coated gizmo sold on Expansys comes altogether unlocked, so you can activate it on your network of choice, as long as it uses GSM technology. Nay to Verizon or Sprint ergo, yay to AT&T and T-Mobile.