Editor in Chief
- Jan 5, 2011
It looks like the Nexus 9 Android tablet from HTC is one step closer to being an official product. It just passed through its WiFi certification process. Here's a quote with some of the details,
A Wi-Fi Alliance document reveals that HTC0P8210000 tablet (and variations of it including 0P8220000 and 0P8230000) will come with Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac support, HTC Source reports. The same certification says the HTC tablet runs Android L, identifying the Android L as “LMP,” which is believed to stand for Lemon Meringue Pie.
The document doesn’t mention anything about Google and doesn’t list the Nexus 9’s commercial name, but does reveal the device’s code name – Flounder – which has previously been associated with Google and the Nexus 9.
Additionally, the internal codenames listed in the document for the device have also been previously seen in connection with Nexus 9 rumors, with @upleaks, a leaker who has provided Nexus 9 details in the past, further detailing them in a recent tweet. Apparently the 0P8210000 is the Wi-Fi-only version of the tablet, and the other two models are LTE versions for the U.S. (0P8220000) and the rest of the world (0P8230000).
While this evidence doesn't confirm the device's name to a certainty, it definitely points things in that direction. It looks like the next couple of months starting at the beginning of September are going to have a massive horde of new device launches from multiple different OEMs and in multiple different mobile markets.