Updated 03/07 :
EvLeaks has just tweeted that this leak appears to have been perpetuated by someone posing as a Google Engineer, tweeting:
EvLeaks is at it again, coming through with further details on the supposed upcoming HTC built Nexus 9 tablet we were first introduced to last month as the Volantis.
The title shot above was also supplied, which shows a macro look at the aluminium unibody of the tablet. Evan also says that the earlier renders shown off by Android Police were ”fake”. The new spec list lists a 2560×1600 resolution which is more common to Android-like 16:10 aspect ratio screens, like that on the Nexus 10. Other specs are at odds with the earlier leak as well, with 5GB of RAM apparently being tested on the tablet.
Full spec list that was listed includes :
HTC Volantis macro shot: silver aluminum unibody (earlier renders/concepts were “fake”), 64-bit Tegra K1 (testing w SD810), 5GB DDR3 (non-final), 8.9″ 1680×1050 (should ship with 2560×1600), 64GB, 5MP/1080p (8MP at retail?), Boomsound
After the rumoured high-end ‘Android Silver’ failed to emerge at Google I/O and head of the Nexus Program, Dave Burke confirmed that the Nexus program was here to stay, the Nexus rumours have certainly solidified. At this stage we have both a Nexus 9 tablet, and a new Nexus phone rumoured to launch in the ‘Fall’ (Spring).
With the ‘L’ Preview of Android now in the hands of developers, the consensus is that Google has done quite well with this latest version of Android and some nice top of the line hardware such as this would go nicely with it.