THE MOOTED Google Nexus 9, which was widely expected to debut at the firm's I/O conference last week, has fallen victim to yet another online leak.
Typically, this comes via Evleaks, which has spilled yet more details about the HTC-built Nexus 9 tablet. Perhaps the most interesting leaked detail claims that the Nexus 9 will ship with 5GB of DDR3 RAM, up from the 2GB of RAM found inside last year's Nexus 5 and Nexus 7. However, Evleaks notes that this tidbit of information is "non-final", so don't get your hopes up yet.
Beyond that, the leak confirms the tablet's 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 processor, along with its 8.9in 2560x1600 screen and 64GB of internal storage. The Google Nexus 9 reportedly will also feature an 8MP camera capable of shooting HD 1080p video, and will have HTC's Boomsound audio technology.
Some details emerged about the tablet last month too, claiming that it will also tout a 3MP front-facing camera, optional 4GB connectivity and a 7.9mm-thick aluminium casing.
Evleaks doesn't seem to have obtained any availability or pricing details, but Android Police last month claimed that pricing for the Nexus 9 will start at $399, going up to $600+ for the highest capacity, LTE model.
With most expecting the tablet to arrive at Google I/O last week, it's presently unclear when the Nexus 9 is likely to make its debut. However, the tablet likely will run Google's Android L mobile operating system, hinting that it might make an appearance along with the Android L release this autumn.
Neither Google nor HTC have commented on the speculation. µ
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