If you’re a bit jealous about Apple folk receiving their new toys today, the wait for a new Nexus 9 tablet might soon be over, according to a rumour reported on MoDaCo.
Admittedly, this isn’t a rumour with a lot of salt content, so a fair bit should be taken. However, Paul O’Brien is a bit of an authority on things Android, so I’m inclined to give the rumour a bit of coverage. Here’s how it happened:
Anonymous tipster: The HTC Nexus 9 will be launched on 16th October…
— Paul O'Brien (@PaulOBrien) September 18, 2014
Why does this timing make sense? It follows on from previous Autumn-timed launches for Android products, and with the Nexus 5 about to celebrate its first birthday on 31 October, a mid-October release for a new tablet has some logic to it. We’ve already seen some rumours suggesting the Nexus 9 from HTC is more a reality and less a rumour, including a leaked keyboard case, and some mention of the device in an Nvidia legal filing.
What are we expecting inside the Nexus 9? An 8-megapixel rear camera, 2GB RAM, and beyond that? Who knows!