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8.9-inch HTC Tablet Hits the FCC, Probably the Nexus 9

October 4, 2014 - Written By Alexander Maxham

We’re getting closer and closer to the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 launch. So it’s expected to see the devices hit the FCC around this time of year. What’s the most surprising though, is that we haven’t seen any real leaks, especially when compared to last year and the year before. Usually by now we’ve got a full review of the new Nexus, even before it’s official. A new HTC tablet has just hit the FCC, it’s a 8.9-inch tablet and it appears to match the rumors of the Nexus 9 perfectly. Which leads us to believe that this is indeed the Nexus 9.

Latest rumors are pointing to an announcement being made around October 15th, with the devices being available by the end of October. So it appears Google is doing it the same way they have the past two years. That is just announcing the new Nexus and new version of Android via press release. We’d love to have a nice event to go to either in New York City, or at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, but a press release, is just as good I guess. Especially since we are expecting it now.

The Nexus 9 is supposedly going to have a 8.9-inch display, no word on resolution yet. It’ll be powered by a NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, with 32GB of storage. We’ve heard rumors of RAM being either 3GB or 4GB. I’d be leaning closer to 3GB. Additionally, the Tegra K1 model it’ll be using is the 64-bit model. Since Android L is 64-bit, that makes plenty of sense, right?

We’re definitely excited for the new Nexus 9 and also the Nexus 6. We’ll keep everyone posted as soon as we get more information about either device. How many of you are excited for Android L more than anything? I know a few of our staff members are more excited for the Android L release than new hardware.