We've been hearing rumours about HTC building the new Nexus tablet for several months. While neither HTC nor Google has confirmed the rumours, a new report from Wall Street Journal claims the two companies will be officially launching the next generation Nexus tablet.
According to Wall Street Journal, Google association with HTC is aimed at building a wider base of partners. The report points out that Google changes partners for different devices, a move aimed to preventing monopoly of any manufacturer. This is one of the main reasons why Google had been considering HTC for the next Nexus, the WSJ quotes a person familiar to the development as saying.
TheVerge also reports HTC is making the next Nexus tablet. The site claims the next gen Nexus is powered by a Tegra K1 processor. According to previous leaks, the next Nexus tablet features an 8.9-inch display with 2048 x 1440 pixels resolution along with 281 ppi. The tablet will be powered by a 64-bit NVIDIA Logan processor (Tegra K1) and 2GB of RAM.
The device is expected to come with 16 or 32GB internal storage options. It will have an 8MP camera with optical image stabilisation and 3MP front facing camera.
The tablet will feature zero-gap aluminum build and may have stereo front-facing speakers, though leaked image doesn't conform. The Nexus 9 will measure 226.3 x 151.9 x 7.9 mm, and weigh about 418g (in Wi-Fi-only) or 427g (with 4G LTE).