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Jul 27, 2014
Everything you need to know about the Google Nexus 9 tablet by HTC

HTC is rumoured to be making a new Nexus 9 tablet, codenamed 'Volantis' which could be the last Nexus tablet from Google. Here's what you need to know about the Nexus 9 release date, price and specs. See also: The best tablets of 2014: What's the best tablet in the UK right now?

We've got plenty of rumours surrounding the Nexus 6, Nexus 8 and a new Nexus 10 but a new tablet is on the cards. According to Android Police, HTC is working on a Nexus 9 device which could be the last Nexus tablet from Google.

Google Nexus 9: Release date

Google was expected to launch a new product at Google I/O, but this Nexus 9 was a no-show. Perhaps the Nexus 9 will be the vehicle on which Google launches Android L later this year. For now, though, it's rumoured that its absence is a sign of things to come: the Nexus 9 could be the last Nexus tablet because Google is supposedly going to launch Android Silver.

Android Police pegs the Nexus 9 for a Q4 2014 release adding that it will be the launch device for Android L. This is looking more and more likely with nVidia confirming in a document (a lawsuit against Samsung and Qualcomm which has been pulled from the net) that the "HTC Nexus 9, expected in the third quarter of 2014, is also expected to use the Tegra K1."

Google Nexus 9: Price

In terms of price, the Nexus 9 is expected to fetch $399 for the cheapest model. The 32GB edition will be $499 and LTE connectivity is a possibility, too. We expect it to be cheaper than £399 in the UK.

Google Nexus 9: Specs

The Nexus 9, known as Volantis, will feature an 8.9in display with a 2048 x 1440 resolution (that's 281ppi). It will be powered by an nVidia Logan Tegra K1 64-bit processor along with 2GB of RAM. Storage will be either 16- or 32GB and like other Nexus devices, there's no word on a microSD card slot.

TK Tech News has leaked the following CPU-Z information for the Nexus 9, plus Antutu benchmarks.


Cameras are reported to be 8Mp at the rear with optical image stabilisation (OIS) and 3Mp at the front. Remains specs are design-related and show that the Nexus 9 is thinner than the Nexus 7 at 7.87mm and will weigh 418g. It will use a 'zero-gap' aluminium construction and have front-facing stereo speakers. You can see the Android Police's own render based on the source information.

A new leak from TK Tech News suggests the Nexus 9 will come with a Type Cover.


Who will be getting one?