HTC’s record in the tablet industry is – how do I put this? – less than stellar, with the 2011 Flyer having emphatically failed to set the world on fire. The US met the equally uninspiring HTC Jetstream shortly thereafter, and that was the end of that.
Fast-forward three years and HTC might seem like a strange choice for Nexus tablet duties, but sources of The Wall Street Journal reckon the Taiwanese manufacturer is the perfect fit.
The article in question doesn’t really reveal anything new as such, and doesn’t care to specify Google Nexus 9 specs, for example.
Instead, the sources explain why HTC was chosen instead of, say, Asus, which churned out the Google Nexus 7 in 2012 and 2013.
Essentially, Google is looking to spread the love, and hopes to avoid any one single manufacturer gaining a monopoly in Android tablets. Eh, that’ll be Samsung then.
While Team Mountain View refused to comment specifically, it did say: “Android is a vibrant ecosystem, and many of the industry players are doing very well. There’s room for many partners to do well and to innovate with Android.”
HTC is holding a mysterious Double Exposure launch event on October 8, and while some reckon the Google Nexus 9 will turn up, we’re sticking our money on those conflicting – and significantly more logical – October 16 rumours.