There are rumors citing that HTC is now working on a Google Nexus 9 tablet, and its codename is “flounder/volantis.” Rumors also state that the Nexus 9 tablet will be powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra chipset, which is in contrary to the first reports stating that it will pack Qualcomm’s Snapdragon SoC.
Rumored specifications about the Google Nexus 9 include an 8.9-inch display with a resolution between 2560 x 1440 and a higher 2560 x 1600. It is also rumored to have a 64-bit NVIDIA Tegra K1 Denver processor, 4GB of RAM, 8MP of camera, and 16GB/32GB internal storage. As for its OS, it will either have the Android 4.4.4 KitKat or the unreleased Android model called the Android L. The release date for this is said to be around the third quarter of this year.
The rumors regarding the Google Nexus 9 were confirmed further when documents released by NVIDIA were unintentionally released to the public. The documents were part of a lawsuit filed by NVIDIA against Samsung and Qualcomm for alleged patent infringement. There was a part in the document that supposedly confirms the existence of Google’s Nexus 9 by HTC. The document states that “the HTC Nexus 9, expected in the third quarter of 2014, is also expected to use the Tegra K1.”
Although, Neither HTC has not confirmed nor denied the existence of Nexus 9. Either way, it is expected that the company would comment later on regarding this development.