Teardown Reveals Inside Of Nexus 9

Posted: Nov 5 2014, 12:53pm CST | by , Updated: Nov 5 2014, 2:57pm CST, in News | Technology News


Teardown reveals inside of Nexus 9
  • Tablet full of glue
  • Glue holds battery and screen
  • Harder to repair and open

We didnt have enough reason to be impressed by HTC and Google's tablet and we still dont

We tried quite hard to develop some likeness for HTC and Google’s new Nexus 9 but we didn’t succeed so well and if we hadn’t looked inside the table earlier, we now have all the more reason to not feel so excited about it. iFixit has finally got its hands on the tablet and their teardown has revealed that the device is not just really hard to open but also hard to repair as compared to the previous Nexus tablets. Its repairability score is 3 out of 10 which is quite low and is lower than the 2012 or 2013 Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.

The plastic cover on the back of the device is apparently easy to remove but this would be quite a risky movement because there are chances that you might accidentally disconnect the rear camera from the motherboard when you lift it off. Since we have mentioned the camera here, we cannot stop ourselves from saying that there is nothing too significant about it. The camera setup is the same as what has been featured on the midrange HTC Desire 610. The report from iFixit has been complaining about the small front-facing speakers, which the site says "look a lot more like low-volume earpiece speakers than the far-heftier speakers found in the latest iteration of the iPad Air."

However, the biggest complaint is about the adhesive and we are used to having iFixit complain about devices which use glue to hold themselves together. The plastic clips or screws are always a better option and are used in all high quality devices. We are surprised to hear that both the 6700mAh battery and the tablet's screen are stuck on with copious amounts of glue.

source: ifixit

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/32" rel="author">Ahmed Humayun</a>
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