Google I/O developer conference, which will kick off on June 25 and end on June 26 in San Francisco is surrounded with rumors from all over. The latest rumor to come forward is the announcement of the new 8.9” Android-powered tablet manufactured by HTC.
Several specifications and photos of a HTC-forged Nexus tablet have appeared online courtesy of Android Police. The features leaked are lined below:
The device Nexus 9 features an aluminum body.
Dimension and Weight:
The screen is 2,048×1,440 with a 281 ppi and a 4:3 aspect ratio. Codenamed the ‘Volantis’ also known as Flounder the new device is said to be a 0.31-inch thick, 418-gram device (or 427g for the LTE version) .
According to multiple reports, Google is replacing the Nexus line and its focus on “pure Android” with a program called Android Silver.
The Nexus 9 is rumored to be powered with a 64-bit Nvidia’s desktop class Tegra K1 processor (with 2GB RAM).
16GB/32GB storage options will be offered to consumers.
8MP rear camera with optical image stabilization (OIS), a 3MP front-facing camera,
The device will come along with Wi-Fi/Wi-Fi + LTE versions.
The device will feature stereo front-facing speakers.
Rumors suggests that the tablet will cost $399 for 16GB and $499 for 32GB, alongside a more expensive LTE version expected to be in the US$600 range.
Though the image leaked looks remarkably like a stretched out Nexus 5 manufactured by LG and certainly the white back doesn’t look like an aluminum zero-gap construction.
Volantis is set for a Q4 2014 release, and will only be revealed alongside Google’s next mobile OS version not at the Google’s upcoming I/O.