NEXUS 9 Posts on XDA

Official LineageOS 14.1 Builds for the Google Nexus 9

Time has not been too kind for the Google Nexus 9 tablet. From the very start, many reviews panned the tablet for its less than stellar build quality. Years in, users have likely started to notice their tablet become fairly slow and laggy. But thankfully, the fact that it is a Nexus device means users don't...

OmniROM Status Update – Moto G4/G4 Plus and Redmi Note 3 Added, Improved Camera for Xperia X/X Compact

It's been a while since we last talked about OmniROM. The Omni team has been very busy with a number of administrative tasks but found a brief moment to post an update on that they've been working on lately. Omni, just like most Android custom ROM teams, uses Gerrit as its code review portal. The team did...

Nexus 9 Vulnerability Allowed Attack Through Headphone Port, Fixed in March Update

In a BlackHat paper dating back to 2013, Michael Ossmann & Kyle Osborn showed that several smartphones had multiplexed wired functionality. Most of this research paper focused on the USB socket, but it was also revealed that the Nexus 4 has a TTL UART interface hidden in its headphone port as well. This is interesting because it showed...

Nexus Hardware and Software Through Time: The Semblance Between Inner and Outer Design

The Nexus lineup has undergone a number of changes over time, both in terms of hardware as well as successive Android firmware releases. How has the series progressed? How have the inner and outer design languages worked in perfect harmony? Join us as we dive into Android's most iconic device lineup.Galaxy NexusDespite growing at an...

Nexus 9 will not be getting support for the Vulkan Graphics API

Back in February, the Khronos Working Group released the first public version of the successor to OpenGL: Vulkan. This graphics API promised to provide developers with a set of tools to significantly enhance performance in short by reducing overhead, providing more direct GPU control, and lower CPU usage. In addition, the graphics API shows great...