Google Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 launching 15 October
Forbes have said that we can expect the HTC-made Nexus 9 to unveil shortly and then release a couple weeks later, probably in November. This apparently comes from an inside source of theirs although they refrained from revealing where.
The report says Google’s yet-to-be-announced Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus 6 smartphone are being announced within the next 24 hours and will be loaded with Android L. This would be, if true, the first confirmed tablet to run Android L.
Forbes also states that Google have decided not to hold an event for the release, as Android L is still undergoing a bit of work and isn’t ready to be shown off just yet. Let’s hope they can wrap that up in time for the release, which will be available for pre-order on 17 October and available to buy on 3 November.
The Nexus 9 should cost around £250 for the 16GB version and £320 for the 32GB LTE version take that with a pinch of salt though as only the USD prices are out. Both will capable of taking more memory via SD cards. Other features include an 8.9-inch 2048×1440 display, 64-bit dual-core processor, NVidia Kepler GPU, 8MP rear-facing camera, 3MP front-facing camera, HTC’s boom sound and dual front-facing speakers, and a brushed aluminium frame.
Rumour has it the Nexus 6 is a massive device larger than the iPhone 6 Plus in size. It doesn’t look to be focused towards the general consumer but rather developers keen to have a play with the new Android OS on a phablet that is bigger than the Galaxy Note 4, the HTC Max, and the LG G3.