Nexus 9 tablet details: HTC's return to Google glory

Google chose HTC to create their very first Nexus device, and haven't worked with them on a Nexus device since. HTC created the HTC Flyer in 2011, and haven't worked with tablets since. It's time.

Leaks and lead-ups from HTC, NVIDIA, and Google suggest that we've got a pretty good picture of what the HTC-made Nexus 9 will contain. We're also pretty sure we know when it'll be revealed, too: October 16th. Today's "confirmation" of the device existing suggests HTC's executives have been "flying to Google HQ to iron out the details."

The specifications for this tablet – as we can guess based on leaks and rumors, of course – are as follows:

Display: 9-inch IPS LCD with 1920 x 1200 pixel resolutionProcessor: NVIDIA Tegra K1 Denver (64-bit)Back Camera: 8-megapixel (Sony)Front Camera: 1.6-megapixelStorage: 32GB onboard, microSD card slot for 128GB more

This sound familiar? It should. It's very, VERY similar to what we've been working with on the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. We don't necessarily expect there'll be a stylus onboard, but you never know.

Since it's HTC, we'll expect that there will be front-facing speakers just like the HTC One M7 and M8 – also just like the SHIELD Tablet. You can also count on a keyboard folio that you'll be able to purchase separately.

You'll also see a sort-of confirmation earlier this month from NVIDIA. There it suggests that Tegra K1 will be used – but doesn't necessarily account for (or discount) the idea that it'll be the Denver model.

Don't forget the Nexus 6. That device will more than likely come from Motorola. Don't dream of electric sheep – it's real!