Google's newest tablet — the Nexus 9 — is now available for purchase through the Play Store alongside the company's Apple TV competitor, the Nexus Player. The HTC-made tablet runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and is immediately available in "Indigo Black" or "Lunar White" with two configurations: 16GB for $399 and 32GB for $479 in Wi-Fi-only flavor. (An LTE-enabled 32GB model retailing at $599 is still unavailable, as is the "Sand" color option.) The Nexus 9 features an 8.9-inch QXGA screen (2048 x 1536), front-facing stereo speaker, nine hours of claimed battery life, and does it all with a 64-bit processor. Orders placed today will ship in 1-2 business days.
The $99 Nexus Player is Google's first device running on its Android TV platform. Similar to its competitors, the device is small and black, and comes with a simple remote that has a dedicated voice control button. Android TV — which runs atop Android Lollipop — will feature standards such as Netflix and Hulu, but also touts smart recommendations, searches, and contextual information thanks to Google's Knowledge Graph. Also compatible with the Nexus player is Google's $39 gaming controller, which is sold separately. There will be a longer wait for the Player than the Nexus 9, though: orders won't leave Google's warehouses for 2-3 weeks.
Correction: The Nexus 9 has a QXGA screen. This piece originally stated it had a QVGA screen.