The Nexus range was rumoured to have flatlined earlier this year, but more recently we’ve been told to expect two brand new devices alongside the latest version of Android.
One of those is the Google Nexus 9 tablet, and in case there was any doubt, NVIDIA has accidentally confirmed that HTC is behind the wheel.
NVIDIA referenced a document it filed with the US International Trade Commission, and while the link has since been removed, the details have spread across the internerd like the wildest of wildfire.
The processor guys referred to something called the “HTC Nexus 9”, while mentioning it’ll be powered by – this is where NVIDIA comes into play – the Tegra K1 processor.
That gels with what we’ve been hearing recently, and all but confirms we’ll meet the HTC-built Google Nexus 9 tablet, with Android L, next month.
While the Google Nexus 7 had fairly modest specs, it’s suggested that the Google Nexus 9 will be more of a premium device, perhaps sold in lower quantities - on account of being more expensive - than Asus’ tablets.
Rumoured Google Nexus 9 specs include an 8.9in display (2048 x 1440), 2GB of RAM (though some wild rumours have suggested a whopping 4GB - addressable with the 64-bit Tegra K1 processor), 16 or 32GB internal storage, 8MP/3MP cameras, an aluminium body, and stereo front speakers.
Google hasn’t officially set a date for its inevitable launch event, where we’ll also meet the Motorola-built Nexus 6, but it’ll almost certainly go down - if 2012 and 2013 are anything to go by - next month.