When Google announced the Nexus 9 last Wednesday, one of the more pertinent developments is that the new tablet sports the NVIDIA Tegra K1, which brings 64-bit capabilities to Android for the first time.
Google’s first tablet, the first Nexus 7, was also powered by the NVIDIA Tegra two years ago.
The Nexus 9 has broken new ground as the Tegra K1 is 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.
As Tegra K1 is built on the Kepler GPU architecture, which powers some of the world’s fastest gaming PCs and supercomputers, the Nexus 9 supports all major graphics standards, including 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.