11-06-2014 09:00 AM
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  1. lamb2471's Avatar
    I have my shiny new Nexus 9 that I picked up from Best Buy about an hour ago. Anybody else with a Nexus 9 yet notice that there is some give in the back? There is a noticeable amount of flex on the back of my device. By this, I mean I can press the back and there is some give before it presses against what I presume to be the battery.

    Need to figure out if I should try to swap this thing out.
    11-03-2014 11:47 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Why don't you go and try one out at the store? Most tablets have a 'give' on their back covers if they're plastic, but if this one is bad enough it might be a defective unit, or just an 'issue' for all of them.
    11-03-2014 11:49 AM
  3. lamb2471's Avatar
    Well, I'm not at the store at the moment, and I thought this would be a good place to ask if other people are having the same experience. It is very noticeable because I feel the back flexing under my fingers when I hold it.
    11-03-2014 11:52 AM
  4. xDonJuanx's Avatar
    Some of the early hands on videos mentioned a hollow spot in the back.

    Posted from my Nexus 7
    lamb2471 likes this.
    11-03-2014 11:56 AM
  5. angry english's Avatar
    I'm not getting that, but then again I have not pressed that hard

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-03-2014 12:09 PM
  6. Google10's Avatar
    GIF here.
    ​Nexus 9 Review: Google's Flagship Tablet Is Nothing Special

    Based on the reviews, looks like I'll pass on this one.
    11-03-2014 12:22 PM
  7. SpookDroid's Avatar
    GIF here.
    ​Nexus 9 Review: Google's Flagship Tablet Is Nothing Special

    Based on the reviews, looks like I'll pass on this one.
    You might want to read this before you 'listen' to reviews this early.
    About our Nexus reviews ... | Android Central
    11-03-2014 12:36 PM
  8. Google10's Avatar
    You might want to read this before you 'listen' to reviews this early.
    About our Nexus reviews ... | Android Central
    I use the consensus of a number of reviews to make my decisions. I would never just use the review from an Android website, though I look forward to reading it.
    11-03-2014 12:38 PM
  9. SpookDroid's Avatar
    What I mean is that all those reviews did so with a non-final version of the software. Things might have improved, might be worse. But the truth is all these reviews might be different than what real users of the final version experience.

    Take the Moto360 for example. Early reviews said it couldn't last half a day. But come the first update, and now it lasts a day. People who might still be reading the original reviews from sites that didn't bother to update theirs, might be left thinking that this is a watch that has poor battery life, and while it still doesn't have stellar one, it's not as bad as it was with the previous software. Same thing MIGHT happen with this tablet, which is why at least AC is waiting to give their verdict on this one.
    11-03-2014 12:45 PM
  10. lamb2471's Avatar
    I notice the gizmodo reviewer noted the same thing I'm seeing. I don't see how they're running around drumming up the premium feel of the tablet with this flex in the back! They (Google, HTC?) could still certainly learn a thing or two from Apple about quality tablet builds at this point, especially now that we're approaching the same price point.

    That being said, I probably won't return this. I'm upgrading from a 2013 Nexus 7 that will go to my girlfriend.
    11-03-2014 01:49 PM
  11. gtt1's Avatar
    I guess for those planning on putting it in a case the flex will not matter unless insides can move around.
    11-03-2014 02:03 PM
  12. laqua3030@gmail.com's Avatar
    I have the same issue with mine. It's quite disappointing. It kind of sucks sitting here asking myself if this is something I can live with. I hope I have a defective model and will be able to return it for one that is solid. I can't imagine that this kind of flex would be deemed acceptable from a planned build quality standpoint. I can't switch my grip on it without feeling the back flex.

    If you have the same issue please chime in. Is this isolated to just a couple of us?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-03-2014 06:44 PM
  13. gtt1's Avatar
    No flex in the one I just picked up, Black 16gb but it doesn't seem to be getting the update and until it gets this and reboots I don't seem to be able to do anything.
    Maybe the server is overloaded with new equipment trying to connect.
    11-03-2014 06:55 PM
  14. Joe the Insider's Avatar
    Are people really complaining about this? I mean are you kidding me? Do you guys feel the need to FIND things wrong with EVERYTHING? Yeah, So the back flexes a little bit, Does it effect how the tablet performs? I doubt it, Plus once a case is on it, You'll forget it was even a problem.
    11-03-2014 07:00 PM
  15. brosko's Avatar
    It's always something. many gadget folks are highly OCD it seems. (Myself included)
    11-03-2014 07:14 PM
  16. Joe the Insider's Avatar
    It's always something. many gadget folks are highly OCD it seems. (Myself included)
    I get that and I am to an extent, But this one is just hard to understand lol
    11-03-2014 07:37 PM
  17. BlueGoldAce's Avatar
    Um.. Stop flexing the darn tablet.. Its not a rubber band.

    IPad air 2 bends like a twig... What do you expect?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-03-2014 07:43 PM
  18. brosko's Avatar
    I get that and I am to an extent, But this one is just hard to understand lol
    It is ridiculous isn't it? This one of the fun things about these forums when a new device is released. Makes for good reading.
    11-03-2014 07:45 PM
  19. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    Are people really complaining about this? I mean are you kidding me? Do you guys feel the need to FIND things wrong with EVERYTHING? Yeah, So the back flexes a little bit, Does it effect how the tablet performs? I doubt it, Plus once a case is on it, You'll forget it was even a problem.
    Well if you're buying a new tablet that's supposed to compete in the high-end range, you wouldn't want to to have that flex or any issues at all.

    Does it affect the software or how the tablet functions? No it doesn't, but then again neither does the metal rim around the tablet, so you could argue there's no reason for Google/HTC to have that either. Fact of the matter is that the metal rim, and things like having a really solid feeling device (with no flex) add to the impression that the tablet is high end and worthy of your money.

    It's not a huge issue where Google needs to recall units, but it would have been nicer if there was no flex on the back.
    DreamSTi likes this.
    11-03-2014 07:46 PM
  20. laqua3030@gmail.com's Avatar
    Wow. It's like I came on here and blasted Android. I'm simply trying to figure out if others are having the same issue and whether or not I have a defective model. The plastic backing on mine sits at least an eighth of an inch off the chassis beneath it. I'm not sitting there pushing on it just to push on it. I can't even handle mine without noticing it.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-03-2014 08:11 PM
  21. angry english's Avatar
    As said earlier I'm not having that issue, mine sits flush, sounds like you got a bad unit to be honest

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-03-2014 08:13 PM
  22. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    As said earlier I'm not having that issue, mine sits flush, sounds like you got a bad unit to be honest

    Posted via the Android Central App
    That's good to hear. Maybe the pre-production models that went out to reviewers have the issue. Maybe some got to the retail units as well, but I hope it's not in my unit when I receive it.
    11-03-2014 08:22 PM
  23. laqua3030@gmail.com's Avatar
    Thank you for the feed back.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-03-2014 08:24 PM
  24. brun019822's Avatar
    Same issue here my nexus 9 creaks when I press it and I don't even press it hard just grabbing it I can feel it flexing and creaking. I made a video put the volume high so you can hear it, it only happens in the right side.

    11-03-2014 08:28 PM
  25. Scotlac's Avatar
    I have the same issue with mine. It's quite disappointing. It kind of sucks sitting here asking myself if this is something I can live with. I hope I have a defective model and will be able to return it for one that is solid. I can't imagine that this kind of flex would be deemed acceptable from a planned build quality standpoint. I can't switch my grip on it without feeling the back flex.

    If you have the same issue please chime in. Is this isolated to just a couple of us?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Once I heard people talking about this I pressed on mine. I can feel a little give if I really press hard (which I would never normally do) but I certainly don't feel it give when I shift my hand. I think you must have a bad unit my friend.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    11-03-2014 08:54 PM
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