HTC ceases Nexus 9 tablet production

HTC is moving on from the $399 tablet, which failed to generate buzz over the Nexus 7 from ASUS and tablets from other competitors.

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HTC has stopped manufacturing the Nexus 9 tablet it released in October 2014, after the tablet was pulled from the Google Play Store in April.

The Taiwanese device maker confirmed to sister-site CNET that manufacturing of the tablet isn't being curtailed because of demand reasons. Rather, HTC has completed its manufacturing run of the 8.9-inch Android tablet.

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HTC hasn't named a predecessor to the $399 Nexus 9, which failed to gain steam over the $199 Nexus 7 tablet from ASUS. Some models of the Nexus 9 are still available to purchase on HTC's website, as it's likely clearing stock.

The Pixel C has replaced the Nexus 9 as the flagship tablet on the Google Play Store, available for $499 with a 10.2-inch display. It's seen as a more capable, hybrid tablet to compete against the iPad Pro and Microsoft Surface.