Nexus 9 / Nexus 8 / HTC Volantis Release Date: Google-HTC Tablet Launching In October?

By Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.
September 19, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

More rumors have surfaced that point to the Nexus 9’s unveiling next month. 

Paul O’Brien, co-founder of tech website MoDaCo, tweeted that an “anonymous tipster” put the Nexus 9’s launch date at October 16. 

Earlier, Portuguese website 4G News threw out October 8 as the date on which Google will unveil their latest tablet because HTC is holding a press event on that date for some products. 

HTC has been rumored to be building the Nexus 9 together with Google. 

In the absence of any official confirmation, an October launch does seem likely as Google did release the Nexus 5 smartphone on October 31 last year. 

Furthermore, the Google Play Store does not have any Nexus 7 tablets in stock for all models at the moment, which suggests that Google is preparing to serve up a replacement device. 

Indeed, the Nexus 9 may be Google’s worst kept secret as recent NVIDIA court documents from a NVIDIA-Qualcomm dispute confirm that the their NVIDIA Tegra K1 Denver chip will be found in the Nexus 9. 

Here is a round up of rumored details of the Nexus 9 so far:

8.9-inch display at 2560 x 1440 / 2048×1440 (281ppi) / 2560×1600
NVIDIA Tegra K1 Denver processor (64-bit)
4GB RAM / 4GB RAM
16/32GB internal storage
8MP OIS main camera, 3MP front facing camera
Aluminum zero-gap construction
Stereo front-facing speakers
8.91″x5.98″x0.31″ body (22.63×15.19×0.79cm)
418g (or 427g with LTE) (14.74/15.1 ounces)
Android 4.4.4 KitKat / Android Lemon Meringue Pie 5.0.

Larry Ong
Journalist
Larry Ong is a New York-based journalist with Epoch Times. He writes about China and Hong Kong. He is also a graduate of the National University of Singapore, where he read history.