HTC Nexus 9 release date might be October 16th

HTC Nexus 9 release date might be October 16th
The HTC Nexus 9 aka Volantis tablet has been rumored for a long time, and we’ve even seen the first accessories in the form of a Bluetooth keyboard case leak out, but we still don’t know much about the actual release date of the new slate. Now, however, information from an anonymous tipster speaking to MoDaCo founder Paul O’Brien reveals that the Nexus 9 release date might be right in the middle of October, on the 16th.

The upcoming Nexus 9 is expected to feature a 9-inch high-resolution display, and that size alone is novel for Google, but the real highlight might come in the form of the Nvidia Tegra K1 system chip that is said to power the device. Nvidia pulled out a clever campaign, marketing the Tegra K1 as a ‘192-core’ chip, but we should keep in mind that as flashy as this sounds, the number represent graphics ‘shader’ cores, much smaller processing units than the standard CPU cores.

Of course, the Nexus 9 is expected to showcase the best of Google’s new operating system Android L, and - if real - it should be one of the first with the L release on board.

source: Paul O'Brien

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Nexus 9
  • Display 8.9" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.6 MP front
  • Processor NVIDIA Tegra K1, Dual-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 6700 mAh

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9 Comments

1. onthecouchagain

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

Very exciting. Any Nexus 6 or Nexus 5 (2014) news?

2. tango_charlie

Posts: 347; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Looking at recent rumors we might see 2 Nexus phones this year. One "nomal" sized and one phablet.

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5755; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I'm hoping that's true I dont want a phablet, personally I prefer a 5-5.2" But I'd like Google to make because then they'll integrate more phablet features into stock Android, e.g. hopefully proper multi window

4. sgodsell

Posts: 7601; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Is Motorola still going to make a nexus device as well?

9. TheRequiem

Posts: 245; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

It's rumored Motorola is making the devices, hence, the leaked docs that point to it being called the "Nexus X" sort of like the "Moto X".

5. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Yes! Been waiting to pick up my first tablet until one worth buying came out and didn't want a apple. Can't wait for this to get unleashed. Nexus, vanilla andrioid, combined with quality and style of HTC, going to be a monster.

6. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

WOW!! I would like to get one but I really have no use for a tablet :( But it's HTC made!!!!! ahhh Let me hit a lottery please

7. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Yup, my Nexus 10 is getting pretty long in the tooth but I have a feeling suck t c is going to ruin this somehow. Either by making it way too big and fat or by keeping the screen resolution too low like the Sony tablets. Or by typical suck T C quality control problems combined with the typical Nexus quality control problems. This has disaster written all over it.

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

With nvidia involved these tablets are going to be the best on the market. No doubt

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