HTC’s oft–rumoured Nexus 9 tablet has been unofficially revealed by processor firm Nvidia. The latter, locked in a lawsuit with Qualcomm and Samsung, outed the Taiwanese mobile-maker’s plans in a court document.
Nvidia makes clear reference to the HTC Nexus 9 when discussing what products use the company’s K1 processor.
Interestingly, it says that the tablet is ‘expected in the third quarter of 2014’.
That gives HTC until the end of September to officially show off the device. However, that date is likely to slide seeing as it has already sent out invites to an October 8th event.
Rumour is that the Nexus 9 will be among the first products to use Google’s new Android L operating system.
To us, this suggests that even if the slate does appear on October 8th, it won’t be on shelves for some time after that.
Google hasn’t made clear when it expects the still-in-beta OS to be released.
The 8.9-inch Nexus 9 is set to replace last year’s Nexus 7, which was made by Asus.
The size being mooted for the device has been interpreted as a sign that Google is eschewing smaller models in favour of more powerful, more capacious alternatives.