NVIDIA legal filing confirms HTC Nexus 9, might be released this month

NVIDIA legal filing confirms HTC Nexus 9, might be released this month
We haven't heard a huge amount about the HTC-built Nexus 9 tablet that is supposedly on the way, but a new filing seems to confirm that the HTC Nexus 9 is real, and even more interesting, the tablet could be released as soon as this month. The information comes from NVIDIA's legal filings connected to the company’s upcoming legal battle with Qualcomm and Samsung over GPU technology patents.

The relevant section actually reads more like a marketing statement about the Tegra K1 SoC than a legal filing, mentioning how the chip is "so powerful it is being used in products other than smartphones and tablets" like Chromebooks, TVs, and an upcoming Project Tango tablet used "to track and map 3D environments". But, at the end of the section, NVIDIA also mentions the "HTC Nexus 9, expected in the third quarter of 2014". 

The thing is that September is the last month of Q3, which seems to imply that the new Nexus tablet will be released this month. From what we've heard, it will feature an 8.9-inch display with a 2560x1600 resolution, and of course the Tegra K1 64-bit processor. Who is in the market for a new tablet?

source: NVIDIA via Droid Life

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24 Comments

1. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Oh Yes!!!!

2. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

NOW THIS is what i called A TABLET

4. hassoups

Posts: 473; Member since: Jun 06, 2013

you CALLED it, so past tense, that car in your avatar, so many clues that you are indeed from the future.

11. nithyakr

Posts: 161; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

This is a foolish decision either by HTC or Google. They never should have gone with nvidia after what nvidia did with tegra 2 and tegra 3. They stopped releasing updated drivers which caused all those tegra 2 and tegra 3 devices to get stagnated on age old software.

18. vincelongman

Posts: 5761; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

That's the past, that's irrelevant now Their Tegra 4 devices are already on Kitkat and are getting the L update

14. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Now THIS is podracing!

3. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

I hope 32 Gb will be the bare minimum now as far as Nexus devices go. This one looks pretty awesome on paper though.

5. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

yo this tablet would make a great addition to my collection. I will get this. yes yes yes!!!!!

6. crestfallen

Posts: 23; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

Been waiting for this forever. This tablet could be the bomb. But the delays are making me shy away from it. The Nvidia Shield Tablet is here and now and it also has the Tegra K1, although 32-bit, it's just the perfect size at 8-inches. So I guess Nvidia gets my money.

7. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Was looking forward to a K1 product release but will save my money for other things. I don't buy patent troll products.

15. Jobayer

Posts: 167; Member since: Feb 22, 2013

how is Nvidia a patent troll?

16. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Any company that file patent lawsuit instead of competing in an open market is a patent troll.

8. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Need a Nexus 10XL (2014)

9. Andrew10301

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Finally something to replace my nexus 10. Looking forward to this

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I am waiting for a Nexus 10 replacement myself but I honestly don't trust HTC or this. The main hang up I have is finding something with a better display at the same size. 9 might be too small because my iPad Air looks a lot smaller when playing games compared to my Nexus 10 and that is 9.7 inches.

12. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

What happened to Nexus 8? Most interesting is the price?

13. hkxm8

Posts: 64; Member since: Apr 08, 2012

The sooner the better.

17. hekoheko

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 28, 2014

If no 4:3 aspect ratio, I'm buying iPad Air 2. Why is it hard to make a tablet with proper aspect ratio.

19. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 2012

Aspect ratio depends on personal preference and usage, I prefer the 16:10,but if you want a 4:3 you can go for the Xiaomi mipad

21. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Yuck 4:3 is so dated!

24. hekoheko

Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 28, 2014

Not everyone watches movies 24/7 on their tablets.

20. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Quad core K1 on the Nexus6. .. Shattering blistering performance.

22. AndyYan

Posts: 84; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

No 9" please. Single hand usability needed. Or release a Nexus 10 (2014) and a Nexus 7 (2014) in parallel already.

23. newbey123

Posts: 702; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Yes! Been holding out on buying a tablet until an android one worth buying came out, hurry up and release it already. :-D

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