Google's next tablet which is highly expected to be the Nexus 9 was recently confirmed to be in the works by an Nvidia legal filing. This tablet could get an official launch even before Apple releases its new iPad.
According to a report published in an online portal called Bright Side of News, Google's Nexus 9 manufactured by HTC will be launched on 15 October, just a day before Apple is slated to launch newer iPads.
The report also states that one can buy the Google/HTC Nexus 9 from 3 November, the day when Nexus 9 is expected to be up for purchase through physical retail stores.
Another aspect that has surfaced via the latest report, is the fact that Nexus 9 will cost $399 (£248) when the most expected technical product of the year opens up for retail purchasing.
The above aspect seems to confirm the premium nature of Nexus 9 which should make the tablet different from its predecessor, the Nexus 7, (manufactured by Asus) that has a price tag of $229 (£142).
As for the HTC Nexus 9's technical specifications - nothing official has surfaced, but going by earlier reports, the tablet is expected to incorporate the following tech-specs:
HTC Nexus 9 (reportedly codenamed HTC Volantis), is rumoured to incorporate a 9in display, and be driven by the Nvidia Tegra K1 processor with 2GB RAM.
An 8MP rear camera and a 3MP front camera are expected to adorn the device.
Also, the possibility of HTC Nexus 9 running Google's recently unveiled Android L cannot be ruled out. If this aspect goes official, a Nexus 9 tablet with the latest Android iteration will likely grab the attention of people across the world.
Nexus 9 is also expected to be sold commercially in two storage variants – 16GB and 32GB.
However, there has been no official confirmation from either Google or HTC with regards to Nexus 9.