Many rumours have surfaced online that Google and HTC are working together to bring a new Nexus tablet to market. A report last week suggested the Nexus 9 will see an official announcement on October 16th.
According to “people familiar with the matter” at the Wall Street Journal, Google has indeed selected HTC “over more experienced tablet makers” to produce a 9-inch Nexus tablet. This has been the rumoured display size for months and similar to ASUS with the Nexus 7, HTC engineers have reportedly been flying in and out of Mountain View to work on the tablet. Google and HTC both declined to comment on the partnership, but did note that “Android is a vibrant ecosystem, and many of the industry players are doing very well. There’s room for many partners to do well and to innovate with Android.”
The Nexus 9 tablet, which would be HTC’s first tablet release since the Flyer in 2012, will reportedly feature a 9-inch display with a 2048×1440 resolution, Nvidia’s Tegra K1 chip, 2 GB of RAM, and an 8MP camera with OIS.