You’ll have to jog your memory backwards a bit for the last time you saw one of the Google-approved Nexus devices being launched. But it looks like October is going to be the month for Nexus fans as HTC looks set to launch the Nexus 9 tablet device in the next few weeks.
An invite has gone out for an HTC media event interestingly titled “Double Exposure”. There has been no official hints about the subject matter of the event, but it is strongly pointing to a launch of the Nexus 9 device. All the rumors point to a strongly-specced tablet – a 9-inch 1080p Full HD display powered by NVIDIA’s premium Tegra K1 chipset, 16GB of internal storage, a 16MP camera, and 100GB of Google Drive cloud storage among others.
HTC is also making available an app that can control the tablet via other Android and iOS devices. Speaking of peripherals, one such accessory has been leaked out of China’s parallel for the FCC – this is an external keyboard that doubles as a folio cover. Given the strong specs of the Nexus 9, we’d like to see more accessories that lean towards gaming and such, but hey, we’ll take what we can.
The timing of the launch is also quite interesting in that it could be very close to Google’s official launch of its new OS – Android L. In fact, there are rumors that the Nexus 9 tablet could be the first official device to carry the newfangled operating system. We will have to wait and see – the event is slated for October 8th, so it will not be that long a wait.