Reports and leaks about Google’s HTC made Nexus 9 tablet were looming the online world for a long time now. Today, a Wall Street Journal report is stating that Google has indeed selected HTC to make its upcoming 9 inch Nexus tablet.
The report states that HTC engineers have been flying to the Googleplex in Mountain View in recent months to work on the project. Nexus 9 tablet will mark a revival of the Google-HTC partnership that produced the original Nexus One device. Google’s decision to pick HTC reflects its long-term strategy of building a broad base of partners from device to device to prevent any one manufacturer from gaining a monopoly, the report said.
Previous rumors and reports had suggested that the Nexus 9 will likely sport a 8.9″ (2048 × 1440 pixels) screen, NVIDIA Tegra K1 64-bit processor, 2GB RAM, 16/32GB internal storage, 8MP rear camera with Sony sensor, 3MP front facing camera, Stereo front-facing speakers and aluminium build. Some rumors that said it will come with 5GB RAM turned out to be fake. It will be 7.9mm thick and weigh 418 grams. It is expected to come in WiFi and LTE variants.
Earlier this month, Nvidia accidentally confirmed the Nexus 9 tablet in a legal document. The tablet which is being touted as Volantis is also expected to have a keyboard accessory.