HTC made Google Nexus 9 tablet confirmed, claims WSJ report

It is that time of the year when Google will unveil the Nexus lineup of devices along with the upcoming Android L platform. For many months, there have been several rumors and leaks regarding the HTC made Google Nexus 9 tablet codenamed Volantis, however an official confirmation of the same is yet to surface. Recently, NVIDIA legal documents confirmed the HTC Nexus 9 moniker of the upcoming Nexus tablet.

HTC Nexus 9

A latest Wall Street Journal report claims that Google is indeed working with HTC to launch a 9-inch Nexus tablet. The report adds that the engineers from HTC have been flying to Googleplex in Mountain View over the recent months for the project. It is speculated that the Nexus 9 tablet will stimulate the Google-HTC tie up that resulted in the original Nexus One.

According to previous reports, HTC Nexus 9 will arrive featuring an 8.9-inch display boasting a resolution of 2048 x 1440 pixels, 64-bit NVIDIA Logan Tegra K1 chipset, 2GB of RAM, 16GB and 32GB of internal storage capacities, 8MP primary snapper at its back with OIS and a 3MP front-facing camera.

The other highlights of the HTC Volantis tablet include aluminum zero-gap construction that makes it thin and light and stereo speakers at the front. It is speculated that the 16GB variant of Nexus 9 will be priced at $399 and the 32GB variant at $499 respectively.

In related to the news, according to MoDaCo founder Paul O’Brien, Google will release the next-generation Nexus 9 tablet in the middle of October, on the 16th.