Google and HTC have been working on a high-end Nexus 9 for quite some time now. According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, Google and HTC are getting set to welcome their latest Nexus edition to the family.
Being the first Android manufacture as well as already having made multiple Nexus devices, Google has selected HTC as the manufacture of choice for 9 inch Nexus tablet. Over the last few months, there have been numerous sightings of HTC engineers over at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View.
The Nexus 9 is expected to run Android L and sport vast improvements over previous Nexus tablets including the Nexus 7. If rumors hold true, the Nexus 9 will be one powerful device seeing how the Nexus 7 can still hold its own against newer tablets out today. But with higher spec points, expect for the Nexus 9 to have a cost bump, too. Though, we expect that the Nexus 9 will be sold as cheaply as possible with Google expecting to make up the cost difference through increased Google Play store sales.
Although HTC makes great devices, HTC has reported some record lows. Hopefully HTC’s latest partnership with Google can restore some of the spark that the original Android manufacture has lost over the years.
As it stands, there’s not much word on the HTC Nexus 9 other than the fact that it will be coming very soon. There’s been no word on specifications, prices or a release date with the exception of fall timeline.
Personal Thoughts on the Nexus 9
Originally, the Nexus program was Google’s way of demonstrating to other manufacturers how Google envisions Android phones to be. At the same time, Google used the Nexus program as a portal for Android developers to obtain Android phones off contract without heavy inflation or bloatware.
Because of the low based price that the developer editions carry, it’s created a following of regular users who like the idea of a powerful Android phone without the high price. With that in mind, I expect the Nexus 9 will be the most powerful tablet out once it launches. The Nexus 9 should be the no exception Android tablet we’ve all been waiting for.
Source: WSJ, via BGR