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Google has stopped selling the HTC-built Nexus 9 tablet on its online Google Store. The device disappeared from the online retail site sometime in the past 24 hours.

Now when you click on the tablets section of the site, you get redirected to a page detailing the Pixel C convertible tablet, which starts at $499, which is $100 more than the base price of the Nexus 9. (Hat tip to 9to5Google for reporting on the change.)

“Confirming we are out of stock of the Nexus 9 on the Google Store,” a Google spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email.

The Nexus 9, one of the first devices to get Android Lollipop and which first became available for preorder in October 2014, is still offered online by HTC, so it hasn’t been completely discontinued.

Google has never provided sales figures for the Nexus 9. The same goes for Nexus phones like the Motorola-built Nexus 6, the LG-built Nexus 5X, and the Huawei-built Nexus 6P. But the Nexus program has always represented Google’s ideals for Android, so it’s strategically important for the ecosystem around the company’s mobile operating system.

Earlier today my colleague Evan Blass wrote in a tweet that HTC is working with Google on new Nexus devices that will run Android N.


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