Google's Nexus 9 may be launching in October this year, according to information that was leaked by a Chinese tech observer.
"HTC T1 will be released before Oct. 9," @upleaks tweeted on Thursday, Aug. 21. Naturally, there is no official word from Google that can confirm this claim. Also, the source did not offer any other details.
Tech gossipers often refer to the fabled Nexus 9 as the HTC T1, which is allegedly the official designation for the upcoming Google device. Other observers believe Google is calling the Nexus 9 the Volantis.
Back in June, Android Police released a list of specs that they believe belong to the Nexus 9. If what they report is true, the Nexus 9 is going to have an 8.9" display at 2048 x 1440 pixels. The device will have 2 GB RAM, about either 16 or 32 GB of internal storage. Also, the tablet may weigh in at 418 grams.
Reportedly manufactured by HTC, the Nexus 9 is said to be amongst the first Android devices to run on 64-bit processors. Rumors suggest that the tablet may be running on Nvidia's upcoming Tegra K1 processor that is codenamed Denver. As such, Nvidia is promising that its newest chip is capable of "PC-class performance for standard apps, extended battery life and the best web browsing experience."
The Nexus 9 is expected to compete with the iPhone 6, which may be unveiled at an upcoming Apple event in September. Apple's iPhone 6 may be a platform to feature the latest operating system, which happens to be the iOS 8.
Meanwhile, Google is preparing for the launch of its newest Android L operating system. It is assumed that the Nexus 9 will be running the Android L upon release. In other words, consumers may start seeing the Nexus 9 at roughly the same time as the Android L launch.