HTC Volantis Nexus 9

There has been much talk of what might have been the next product Nexus though and would really existed. Today Android Police has some juicy information about us, our categorising inter alia as almost certain and not as rumor, vista goodness (according to them, but given the precedents we have many reasons to doubt) of their sources.

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You call HTC Volantis and would be the same Flounder has already been talked about in the past. For my friends HTC Nexus 9. What’s this about? We see all the specifications:

  • 9 inch screen, resolution 2048 × 1440 (282 ppi)
  • NVIDIA 64 bit (Logan aTegra K1)
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16 and 32 GB internal memory
  • 8 megapixel camera with optical image stabilizer
  • 3 megapixel front camera
  • Made of aluminium with zero-gap technology
  • Front speaker
  • Size: 226.3, x 7.9 x 151.9 mm
  • 418 grams (427 grams in LTE)

The opening image is made based on what is shown in the other picture leaked that you find in the Gallery at the end of article. It clashes with some of the features listed (such as front speakers and aluminum), but it looks like the model depicted is a pre-production that echoes the design of Nexus 5, pending its final version. The technical characteristics seem to have been confirmed by various sources of Android Police that it says so quite certain about it.

The tablet should arrive at the end of 2014 and should therefore be missing entirely the presentation next Wednesday of Google i/o. HTC Volantis will then also the tablet launch ofAndroid in its “L” version, which is the next one to the present 4.4 KitKat. There is also information on prices:

  • $399 16 GB version
  • $499 32 GB version
  • Over 600 $ LTE version

It seems that the price increase should be justified by a build quality is far higher than in the past. In any case, the tablet is confirmed as extant and confirmed its launch later this year, instead of the Nexus 6, canceled in favor of Android Silver, which should not however arrive earlier than 2015. This Nexus 9 so it might be the last Nexus brand product.

Lots of irons in the fire. Enough to make us look forward to the upcoming Google i/o, which could give us a preview of what we can expect in Android “L” at the end of the year on HTC Volantis.