HTC is looking to make another attempt at the tablet market after its initial HTC Flyer release back in 2011. This time, they’re making that attempt with Google’s help and have been confirmed to be the manufacturer of the next entry into the Nexus Tablet line, the Nexus 9 – thanks to a court filing by NVIDIA.
Rumours first surfaced of the companies hand in the Nexus 9 earlier this year, even before Google’s developers’ conference, Google I/O. The tablet is confirmed to be coming with NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 processor with a rumoured max of 4GB of RAM – though many are pointing to it being 3GB of RAM. It is also rumoured to be coming with an 8.9-inch screen with an 8-MegaPixel camera.
We finally have pictures of what looks to be the Nexus 9 in all its glory, thanks to @upleaks. The tablet looks to be keeping some of the aesthetic choices Google has made over the years, particularly the black colour of the device. However, it looks like the device will take a departure from previous Nexus designs with a slightly more industrial design with sharper corners. The device has also passed through the FCC though not much has been revealed by official documents aside from Near Field Communication (NFC) capabilities, Bluetooth Connectivity and WiFi b/g/n/ac support.
It looks like we don’t have long to wait with the launch of the upcoming Nexus tablet and its Motorola made Nexus sibling rumoured to be coming as soon as next week. Mark your calendars as rumours point to an October 16 event.