Well, there’s always some lapse in secrecy surrounding the development of devices, this time it’s the Nexus 9 and it’s some legal documents which have spilled the beans.
Earlier this month, chip-maker Nvidia, brought legal action agains competitors Samsung and Qualcomm, claiming they are using technology in their GPUs without paying royalties to NVidia. It’s in the documents for this case, that BrightSideOfNews found a reference to the Nexus 9, with NVidia outing the name, manufacturer and release window as well as confirming it will be powered by the Tegra K1. Nvidia references the Nexus 9 in the documents, stating that :
the HTC Nexus 9, expected in the third quarter of 2014, is also expected to use the Tegra K1.
So, a HTC made, Nexus 9, powered by the NVidia Tegra K1 is coming in the third quarter of 2014…that’s by the end of this month – quite a bit of exciting news if true. It is of course possible that time frames have slipped, but it would be nice to see a new Nexus tablet from Google sooner rather than later given it’s been over a year since Google announced the Nexus 7 (2013).
Will we see a Nexus 9 released this month, or will it be held over for an October/November announcement with a new Nexus phone?