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Nexus 9 tablet confirmed by HTC?

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An HTC exec has seemingly confirmed both that the Nexus 9 exists and that HTC is making the new tablet.

Google is yet to confirm the Nexus 9, but president of HTC Asia Jack Tong has already spoken out about the device, which it claims to be producing.

According to Focus Taiwan, Tong talked of how the Nexus 9 “represents "HTC's commitment" to its return to the tablet market after three years of absence.”

As you can’t be committed to something that doesn’t exist, it seems Tong has let the cat out of the bag early.

Nexus devices are universally unveiled by Google – while each is produced by a manufacturing partner, it’s left to Google to pull the final ‘voila’ move.

Tong also suggested the Nexus 9 will go on sale by the end of the year – another little slip of the tongue Google may not be too pleased about.

It’s not too long until the official launch, if we’re to believe the rumours, though.

It has been suggested that the Nexus 9 and Android L will be officially unleashed on 16 October, the same date we expect to see a new iPad Air. It’ll be a busy night for tech.

Nexus 9 specs

While nothing has been revealed about the Nexus 9 by Google, we’ve already seen a picture of what claims to be the tablet.

It’s likely to offer a 4:3 aspect 8.9-inch screen of 2,048 x 1,440 pixel resolution. This will make it the first Nexus tablet to use a non-widescreen aspect.

NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 processor is expected to be at the core of the Nexus 9, which should make it among the most powerful mobile devices in the world – it has a very impressive 192-core GPU.

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