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RUMOR: HTC To Announce Nexus 9 on October 8th

September 15, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Here’s a rumor that we’d normally dismiss. The rumor is coming out of Brazil which is where HTC has a production plant, and that rumor is that the much anticipated Nexus 9 would be announced at the company’s October 8th “Double Exposure” event in NYC. Now since HTC sent out invites for this event last week, there’s been a steady stream of leaks for this event, so we aren’t sure what to expect just yet. There’s rumor of a GoPro style camera, a couple of new smartphones and now the Nexus 9. Now the reason why we’d normally dismiss this rumor is that the Nexus is almost never announced by the OEM, but announced by Google. The only exception was the Galaxy Nexus. Which Samsung announced at Google’s event where they announced Ice Cream Sandwich. Now this could be the same thing, but I’d need more proof first.

The Nexus 9 specs are also in this leak from Brazil, and we’re expecting a 8.9-inch display, NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and Android L on board. None of which are really outlandish specs. As NVIDIA all-but confirmed they were putting the Tegra K1 into the Nexus 9 with HTC, and the 3GB of RAM doesn’t seem like a huge stretch as they are going 64-bit and that’s the next step. Although the 16GB of storage is a bit depressing for a tablet. Hopefully we do see 32GB and 64GB versions of the device announced. But at this point, it’s anyone’s guess.

I’m still not sold on the fact that HTC will be announcing the Nexus 9 that day. But then again I could be wrong, I really do hope I’m wrong. But looking at the past, it just doesn’t seem likely. How many of you are interested in the HTC Nexus 9? Let us know in the comments below.