• Nexus 9

1. Nexus 9

Google's latest tablet is the showcase for the new Android 5.0 Lollipop update, which boasts a design overhaul to Android with a new Material Design look, improved multi-user accounts and a whole host of other additions. The tablet itself, size wise, sits between the iPad Mini 3 and iPad Air 2, with an 8.9-inch display, and it's a big jump from last year's compact Nexus 7. Under the hood is the speedy Tegra K1 64-bit chip, 2GB RAM and a choice of 16 or 32GB of internal storage. There's no MicroSD card though, so these low storage options are a little disappointing. Made by HTC, the slate features the brand's BoomSound speakers, so noise is loud and sounds better than its rivals, which is great for a media centric device.

£from £319 | Google Play

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