Apparently the Google Nexus 9 has been officially confirmed by a reliable source. Nvidia has published their law documents that are being used in the court fight between the mentioned chip manufacturer, Samsung and Qualcomm. The documents don’t only confirm existence of the forthcoming slate but also unveils that it will be equipped with Nvidia Tegra K1 processor.
Google’s Nexus 9 by HTC coming in Q3 2014
Few days ago Nvidia filed a lawsuit against giant Samsung and popular chipset producer Qualcomm claiming that the mentioned manufacturers copied their Nvidia own patented GPU technology. The document, apart of summoning competitors, essentially confirms that the Google’s Nexus 9 will be released soon. In terms of creditability, we can’t get noting more convincing.
The previous leaks on HTC allegedly working on a slate with 64-bit Tegra processor that is reportedly to be launch the moment Android L is ready for mass consumption, now turn out to be true. The documents (sadly, no longer available online) does not only provide list of various devices featuring its latest powerful Tegra K1 processor that surprisingly includes the still unreleased HTC-manufactured Nexus 9 aka Volantis and Flounder but also gives us the hint so as to the device’s debut date.
According to Nvidia, the new HTC Nexus 9 will be released in the third quarter of this year, which means that the company has to release the slate until the end of September. Which is hard to believe, but pretty probable. But there is also a big portion of uncertainty, since the phrasing “expected” appears in the documents very often, it means that nothing that seems confirmed is 100 percent truth. Nothing can be taken for granted, since launch plans can change within seconds. And just right now it looks as if Nexus 9 soon premiere depends on Nvidia winning its court battle.
The Nexus 9’s launch will allow HTC to return to the tablet area. It may be a successful come back since equipped with the powerful Tegra K1 processor Nexus 9 has a great chance to attract attention of a wide audience. What’s even more interesting along with the release of the Nexus 9, we will get the highly anticipated Android L. Time will show whether the 3Q premiere will become a fact, luckily we won’t have to wait long. So far, the device’s pricing is still something of a mystery.