Google Tipped To Launch Nexus 9 On October 16: Top 5 Rumors You Should Know

By Anuj

    Rumors are in full swing about Google's forthcoming 8.9-inch Nexus 9 tablet. HTC has been linked to the Nexus 9 project for a while. While the first and second generation Nexus 7 was built by Asus and the Nexus 10 by Samsung, this would indicate the return of the HTC-made device to the Nexus line since the Nexus One back in 2010.

    Google could introduce the Nexus 9 tablet on October 16, claims a new report. Apparently MoDaCo's co-founder Paul O'Brien predicts that HTC will debut the Nexus 9 tablet on October 16. The report, however, doesn't give substantial evidence to bank upon.

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    Google Tipped To Launch Nexus 9 On October 16: Top 5 Rumors

    However, based on existing rumors, we could anticipate the formal announcement sometime in the middle of October. Since Google is rumored to push the Android L update next month, the mid-October unveiling of the Nexus 9 tablet does make some sense.

    Yes indeed, Google is preparing to release the Nexus 9, although it likely won't come with a 7-inch or 10-inch screen. Instead Google will target the upcoming iPad Mini 3 with an 8.9-inch tablet. The Nexus 9 might be priced on a higher side, packing a super powerful processor optimized for gaming.

    Below are the top five rumours that made the rounds these past few months. Happy weekend!

    NVIDIA had filed a law suit against Samsung and Qualcomm alleging patent infringement. And now thanks to the folks over at Bright Side of News, they spotted a sentence in the legal documents which basically confirmed the Nexus 9.Apparently, the document makes reference to the new tablet, dubbed as HTC Nexus 9. The relevant section reads, "The HTC Nexus 9, expected in the third quarter of 2014, is also expected to use the Tegra K1. The third quarter runs through the end of September, so expect the device to announce sometime in the beginning of October

    As reported by Android Police, HTC is working an 8.9-inch tablet codenamed the Flounder or Volantis. The tablet's display will have a resolution of 2048 x 1440 pixels, a 64-bit Tegra K1 CPU, 2GB of RAM, 16 GB or 32GB of on-board storage, an 8MP rear-facing camera with OIS feature and a 3MP front-facing shooter. The HTC-made tablet will have zero gap aluminum construction and stereo front-facing speakers.

    If a report from Android Police is true, the Nexus 9 tablet will cost $399 or Rs. 24,000) for 16GB and $499 or Rs. 30,000 for 32GB, alongside an expensive LTE variant. All this indicate that the device might cost more than previous generation Google-branded tablets.

    According to Evleaks, the 64-bit CPU powered Nexus 9 tablet will paired with a whooping 5GB of RAM, although this might not be the final feature.

    Earlier it was reported that the Nexus 9 might get launch on October, but now fresh rumors paint an entirely new picture. According to a new report, an "anonymous tipster" reporting to tech site MoDaCo's co-founder Paul O'Brien predicts that HTC will debut the Nexus 9 tablet on October 16.

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