Google, in collaboration with HTC and NVIDIA, is about to release the Nexus 9 tablet (“very soon“). This will be the first tablet released by Google in over a year, with the Nexus 7 (2013) being the last. It should sport close to a 9-inch high-res display, NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, maybe even an all-metal HTC One (M8)-like design, and Android L. If Google’s previous tablet efforts are anything to go by, it will likely be a solid tablet at a reasonable price.
But are you interested? There are countless Android tablets available these days, many at sub $200 price tags. Do you want a high-end all-metal HTC-made Nexus tablet? Do you want a tablet at all? I would venture to guess that many of you already own a tablet, so is a new Nexus tablet something worth considering as a replacement? Do you own an oversized smartphone and not see a need for a tablet?
I can tell you that the DL staff is more interested to see what Google can bring in the form of a new Nexus phone than a tablet. But what about you?
Thanks to legal documents posted by NVIDIA that detail reasons for their upcoming patent lawsuit with Samsung and Qualcomm, we know that Google and HTC have teamed up to produce the HTC Nexus 9 tablet running a Tegra K1 processor. Those documents have since been edited to leave out any mention of the tablet, but of course, we still have proof here. (more…)
Murmurings of a keyboard case for the upcoming HTC-made Nexus 9 may have finally come to bear, as photos of what seem to be the accessory, emerged online following certification by the NCC (the Taiwanese equivalent of the FCC). (more…)
Rumors of an HTC-made Nexus device have been floating around for a little while, but thanks to the keen eyes over at Bright Side of News, the existence of the Nexus 9 and its release timeframe is basically now confirmed.
Stated within NVIDIA’s own legal filings, documents which pertain to the company’s upcoming legal battle with Qualcomm and Samsung over GPU technology patents, the company specifically names the new Nexus device, claiming it will be powered by a Tegra K1 processor, expected to see release in Q3 of this year. (more…)
The HTC “Flounder” or “Volantis,” whichever you prefer, is more than likely the new Nexus tablet from Google. Both codenames, which reference the same device (yes, Google gives all Nexus devices two names), have appeared a handful of times in official Android changelogs and also in detailed rumors. Thanks to a Wi-Fi Alliance certificate that went unnoticed on August 15, we have another sighting to add to the list. (more…)
Taking a quick tour through any of the Nexus device pages on Google Play these days doesn’t return much. Sure, the Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013), and Nexus 10 are all still listed, but few models are actually available for purchase. Over the last couple of months, we have watched as inventory levels of each has come and gone. However, those “out of inventory” notes seem to be sticking as of late. To be fair, the Nexus 10 went out of stock well over a year ago, but only recently have the Nexus 5 (in many colors and storage sizes) and Nexus 7 (2013) remained unavailable. (more…)
Update: Ignore. This was fake; @evleaks got “hoaxed.”
Talk of Google’s next Nexus tablet, codenamed Volantis, has been heating up over the past month. Back in June, the world received what it thought was an early render and specifications for the device, aka the Nexus 9, but according to sources of @evleaks, that initial report was inaccurate.
From what @evleaks states, Google is currently testing an HTC-made super tablet, which could be released with ridiculous specifications. (more…)
Back in May, Google code revealed a possible HTC Nexus device in works, one that most figured would be a tablet since it ran NVIDIA’s Tegra K1. We weren’t sure if the device would be called Nexus 9 or Nexus 8, but did know at the time that it would carry two code names of “flounder” and “volantis” that everyone should be on the lookout for. Thanks to a new report that surfaced over the weekend, we may have a better grasp on the name, a full set of specs, and price points depending on the amount of storage. (more…)