Google's Nexus 9, undoubtedly one of the most anticipated technology products of the year, has long been a subject of intense speculation.
Apparently, it is curtains on speculations as reports indicate the next Nexus iteration could be launched on 15 October, just a day before Apple's newer iPad variants are launched.
People following Nexus 9 related developments should know about all the rumoured features of Google's next Nexus iteration, manufactured by Taiwan-based HTC.
Now, besides all the rumoured Nexus 9 functionalities, a newer aspect is speculated to make its way to the Nexus 9 tablet.
According to a Forbes report, the Google/HTC Nexus 9 tablet will be available in two storage variants viz 16GB and 32GB costing $399 (£251) and $499 (£351) respectively.
The report also states that both the variants will come with expandable memory – an important functionality to watch out for.
HTC Nexus 9 is expected to be up for pre-ordering in the United States of America starting 17 October, with retail availability opening on 3 November.
As for the tech-specs of the Nexus 9, Forbes, quoting a trusted source, states that the HTC tablet codenamed 'Volantis' is indeed the Nexus 9, and that the hardware aspects of this device are in line with what earlier speculations/reports mentioned.
Another important revelation that has surfaced is that Nexus 9 will not incorporate a pure metal outer casing, and will instead feature a 'brushed Aluminium' outer frame finish.
Competition with new Apple iPad
With Google/HTC expected to release the flagship Nexus 9 'Volantis' on 15 October, a day before the Apple iPad event , those preferring to buy high-end tablets could face a probable 'spoilt for choice' scenario.
Also, both the Nexus 9 and new iPad would naturally be locked in a fierce duel with respect to user preference.