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Nvidia outs HTC Nexus 9

OK, so we’ve been filling you in on all of the online buzz regarding the purported Nexus 9, a supposed next-generation ‘reference tablet’ from Google by way of its partner HTC. Up to this point, though, despite the fact that many of the rumors were rather convincing, we hadn’t had any formal confirmation from anyone regarding the unit. Well, today’s the day! Head down to learn more about Nvidia little ‘slip of the tongue’.

Way to go, Nvidia

You folks may have heard that Nvidia is squabbling with Qualcomm and Samsung over its GPU technology patents. In a nutshell, NVIDIA’s alleging that an array of Samsung devices – the Note 4 and 3, S5 and S4, Note Pro, Tab S and Note Edge among them – all of which use certain of Samsung’s Exynos processors or some of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processors, violate seven different patents of Nvidia’s.

In the course of the case, a document was generated by Nvidia and/or its legal team that confirms the existence of the Nexus 9. The leak is all of one sentence, but it really does seem to confirm the device’s existence. But not only that, it also confirms rumors that the Nexus 9 will come with the Tegra K1 mobile processor. Here’s the sentence of interest:

Nvidia's legal document reveals Google and HTC's Nexus 9
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“The HTC Nexus 9, expected in the third quarter of 2014, is also expected to use the Tegra K1.”

Even more interestingly, we also hear that the initial reference to the Nexus 9 has been edited out from the paperwork itself. But the damage has been done, and the cat’s out of the bag: a range of technology media outlets has saved the original file and posted screenshots for visitors to see and enjoy.

What else can we expect?

The Nexus 9 is expected to showcase the best Google and HTC can muster – the competition, after all, is formidable. As such, the Nexus 9’s screen will have to be a killer, and we hear that it’s going to come with a 2560 x 1600 display. In a nod to the whole metal-is-better thing, we also hear that it’ll be made of aluminum. Last (but most assuredly not the least) the Nexus 9 will most probably ship with “Android L”, the upcoming version of Google’s ultra-popular mobile OS.

Plenty of stuff to look forward to – and it’s great that we now know that the HTC Nexus 9 really is on the way! (And if you’re wondering when it might drop, remember last year, when KitKat and the Nexus 5 were revealed on Halloween? If Google runs true to form, we may only have a couple more weeks to wait before this year’s big reveal.)

source [Bright Side of News]

via [Droid Life]

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Supposed AnTuTu benchmark listing for the Google Nexus 9 surfaces

So here we are on the cusp of September – and you good folks know what the so-called “’Ber months” signify – the year-end retail season is nearly upon us. It should come as little surprise, therefore, that the tech manufacturers are revving up to introduce their new products for this most crucial of seasons. Google is just one of them – we’ve just heard that an alleged AnTuTu benchmark listing for the rumored Nexus 9 tablet, pointing to an LTE version, has just appeared. Read on to uncover this latest rumor!

Google Nexus 9 Android tablet PC at AnTuTu benchmark
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This thing could be super speedy

If you’re not in the know, AnTuTu is one of the most popular benchmark tools – an app that users can run to test their devices’ CPUs, GPUs and other key hardware components. (It’s considered one of the better tools because it allows users to customize the tests that can be run.)

According to our source, the purported Nexus 9 excelled at the AnTuTu benchmark, its tester having posted a score of 45,923 – according to AnTuTu’s rating system, this level of performance ranks as “Amazing”.

Further, this supposed Nexus 9 is supposedly packing heat. Our source also says that the tablet is running on an Nvidia Tegra K1 Denver processor, a 64-bit chip (and thus optimized for the next generation of Android, “Android L”, which will feature 64-bit support). The screen will most probably have a display resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels (“Quad HD”).

Other interesting stuff – the benchmark results also include an IMEI (International Mobile Station Equipment Identity) number, which accompanies devices that connect to cellular networks. Also, the device is speculated to have LTE – not a surprise there given that its existing Nexus tablets have LTE connectivity.

When does it drop?

Rumor has it that the Google Nexus 9 will be available for purchase on October 31. If so, this could make for a quite a cool Halloween for those of you interested in picking up a new tablet for the holiday season. We can’t offer you folks any details about pricing just yet, but we’re sure that we’ll get updates in that department soon enough – it’s nearly September, after all.

source [TK Tech News]

via [NDTV Gadgets]

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