Nexus 9 keyboard case leaks out

Nexus 9 keyboard case leaks out
Google is rumored to be making a brand new Nexus tablet that is said to launch under the HTC Nexus 9 moniker, and one interesting aspect of the new gadget will be that it could come with an optional snap-on full-sized Bluetooth keyboard cover.

And not just any third-party keyboard cover: leaks show that HTC itself is developing this accompanying physical keyboard.

The images right below come from Chinese FCC equivalent, the National Communications Commission (NCC). Additionally, Android Police confirms this UG0B keyboard model coincides with earlier leaks sent to the publication.

Interestingly, the images reveal two slightly different versions of the keyboard, with the difference being mostly in the top row where the numbers are located. 

We're yet to see some finer details like the exact place of the charging port, but those will certainly appear as more information comes in the near future.

source: VR-Zone (translated) via Android Police



1. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Looks really cheap. What happened to HTC!?!?

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

May be test samples without finishing.

3. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

I really hope so....I hope nothing but the best for HTC because IMO, they're hardworking underdog.

11. imnotascammer

Posts: 160; Member since: Aug 22, 2012

Couldn't agree more.

5. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Relax guys. It's a leaked photo of a case. It looks fine.

7. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

who said it's from HTC? The maker is Darfon Electronics. It could be a contractor, but it could well be just a third party accessory.

8. Python212

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 13, 2014

Glad to hear that

4. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

If this is an official product, I have a hunch that tablet android UI is about to make a move towards productivity. If this is correct I just hope we get minimazable apps, dual screen node, an option similar to right clicking on a desktop (tap twice and hold maybe?), and tablet optimised office apps.

13. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

I dunno. I feel like that would've been more evident in the Android L beta. Maybe the next version of Android will be more focused on productivity, but Android L seems to be more of a redesign and a major performance enhancement. But hopefully Google will surprise us with a MUCH needed splitscreen mode and productivity enhancements in stock Android. I'd love to be using my tablet for more than just media consumption.

6. abhi12345

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

By the year 2020 tablets will have more power than your laptops. Like the ipod laptops will become history in next 20 years. In the next 15 years even your 300 usd mobile phones will be more powerful than 1000 usd 2014 laptop.

9. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Maybe...but doubt it. the 360 pushes out 240gflops of gpu power while the brand new 330 Adreno in its highest state is about 166gflops. the 360 is now nearly ten years old and the tech about 13yrs old. The x1 is pushing nearly 1.2tflops. History says other wise to your comment.

10. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

For goodness sake, it needs a back and home button

12. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I don't see why I would need a keyboard for my Nexus tablet but okay Google. I wouldn't listen to HTC ideas if I were Google though. If they do they might end up with useless duo cameras, ultra pixels, and useless keyboard cases. Simply don't give Suck TC any freedom on this. They are bleeding money every year for a reason and it's not marketing.

14. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

A keyboard definitly expands the usefullness of a tablet. This keyboard looks like a standard affair. Nothing cheap nor premium. This doesn't mean that third parties won't come up with better solutions. As far as im concerned; not for me but I want the HTC tablet though with a different case.

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