Nexus 9 NEON support

I have just purchased a Nexus 9 tablet from a well known department store in London.
I purchased it to use as a target device for developing Mobile applications using Embarcadero XE8.
to check if the device could run mobile Android apps developed with Embarcadero XE8, I ran the syscheck program which I obtained from the following link:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ss.syscheck&hl=en
This reported that the device did not support NEON and therefore I will be returning the device to the vendor.
I notice that despite the fact that the vendor advertising the device as a Google Nexus 9 tablet, the tablet was in fact made by HTC.
Is it possible that a Nexus 9 manufactured by Google would support NEON ?
The manufacturer's part number advertised on the vendor's web site was 99HZF007-00  whereas the actual device supplied had a part number of 99HZF006-00.
Could this difference be the difference between a Google device and an HTC device ?

Could anyone suggest a recent Android tab device that does support NEON ?
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Roger AlcindorAsked:
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dbruntonCommented:
>>  I notice that despite the fact that the vendor advertising the device as a Google Nexus 9 tablet, the tablet was in fact made by HTC.

HTC makes the Nexus 9 for Google.  See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nexus_9

>>  Is it possible that a Nexus 9 manufactured by Google would support NEON ?

Google doesn't manufacture the Nexus range.  It subcontracts the manufacturing out.   If you look at the link above you'll see the chip is a Nvidia Tegra chip.  Very few Android devices use the Tegra.  For your purposes stay away from tablets with the Tegra chip.

I'll let others recommend a tablet for you but many suitable ones do exist.  Anything with a Cortex A8 chip supports NEON instructions.  A9 chips may support NEON.
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Roger AlcindorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the information. I was waiting for someone to suggest a recommended tablet but to no avail.
I purchased a Samsung Galaxy S which is NEON compliant but unfortunately, the USB drivers appear not to work on Windows 8.1 but that is the subject of my next EE question.

Roger
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