The Nexus 9 (codenamed Volantis) which has been the subject of intense rumours of late has once again hit the headlines in the form of new speculations hinting that HTC will bring out two other tablets along with the Nexus 9.
According to tipster Evleaks, HTC will bring out the next Nexus tablet tentatively codenamed Volantis/Flounder/Nexus 9, and this device will be released along with two other HTC tablets tentatively termed HTC T7 and HTC T12.
However, the hardware aspects of either the HTC T7 or the HTC T12, are unknown as of now, but gauging their tentative codenames, it appears that these devices will incorporate 7in and 12in displays respectively.
But technical specifications of the HTC Nexus tablet (which could either be called Nexus 8 or Nexus 9) had surfaced recently. There were also reports about the Nexus 8 (codenamed Volantis) having been shipped to India from the United States on 4 July 2014. Reportedly, these units came with a price tag of $275.
According to the leaked technical specifications, HTC Volantis has an 8.9in display, Nvidia Tegra K1 processor and a 2GB RAM. An 8MP rear camera and a 3MP front camera are also expected to adorn the device.
HTC Volantis is expected to be commercially available in two storage variants viz. 16GB and 32GB.
The Nexus tablet is also speculated to run Android L, out of the box. This aspect, if official, is most likely to grab users' attention at a global level.
Considering Evleaks' past records of having accurately predicted features in certain devices before their official release, we can expect to see Google's next Nexus tablets to have an HTC branding after all.
Also, with Google reportedly working with HTC on its next Nexus tablet, it should be an irony if markets across the world do not stack up HTC Nexus 8/9.
As of now, there is no official confirmation from either Google or HTC regarding the official launch of the Nexus and the T7, T12 tablets.