Over the past few months, Google has been rumored to launch the HTC-made Nexus 9 in second half of 2014. New details about Google and HTC's much touted tablet have emerged online.
Reports in the past have claimed that HTC's upcoming Nexus tablet could be powered by NVIDIA's Tegra K1 chipset as opposed to Qualcomm's Snapdragon. This has been a mere speculation, until recently the chipset maker confirmed the existence of the HTC Nexus 9 tablet device.
As you might have heard, 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. That means the Nexus 9 exists in reality and one should be able to see it sooner.
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.
Many people expected to see the HTC-made Nexus 9 unveiled at Google I/O in June, but it looks like Google might be able to show off its new tablet device next month with the latest Android L update.
Reportedly the Nexus 9 tablet would come with an 8.9-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1660 pixels, 64-bit Tegra K1 processor, 5GB of RAM, 64GB of native storage, 8MP rear-facing camera, and HTC Boom Sound speakers.
As always, it's better to take this rumor as a pinch of salt. If the specs are true, the Google Nexus 9 is going to give rather tough competition to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S and the upcoming Apple iPad Air 2. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!