NVIDIA confirms HTC Nexus 9 with Tegra K1 processor

HTC Nexus 9HTC’s rumoured Nexus tablet has been in news for a long time now but there was a lot of confusion about the device. Thanks to a legal document published by NVIDIA on its website, a number of these confusions have been cleared up and we have a confirmation that HTC’s Nexus tablet is indeed real.

Set to be dubbed as Nexus 9 (no Nexus 8, 8. 9 or whatever), the tablet will be powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 quad-core processor. There is no clarity on whether 32-bit version or the 64-bit version of the processor will be used in this tablet but 64-bit version seems more likely as the upcoming Android L version adds support for the same and Google would like to show the implementation by using it in a Nexus device.

The NVIDIA website also reveals that the HTC Nexus 9 tablet will be released in Q3 of this year but Q3 ends with September, so we wouldn’t bet on it. It is more plausible to expect an official launch in October as Google has traditionally used the month to showcase new Nexus smartphones and even Android L is expected next month.

The NVIDIA document has since been removed from the company website, however it can still be accessed via Google Cache.

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