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Latest Nexus 9 rumors suggest Nvidia Shield-like tablet hardware

By Scorpus
Aug 9, 2014
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  1. A couple of months ago the first bits of information leaked out regarding a HTC-made 9-inch Nexus tablet, codenamed 'Volantis', with Nvidia Tegra K1 internals. New details surrounding the upcoming tablet have surfaced, claiming its hardware might be similar to...

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  2. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,509   +2,056

    It could be exciting if tablets are your thing.
     
  3. EEatGDL

    EEatGDL TS Maniac Posts: 481   +159

    I think NVIDIA has finally got enough attention for their Tegra chips with the K1; I read also about an Acer Chromebook with the K1. Props for NVIDIA.
     
  4. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I wonder why they are ditching the budget tablet idea. Putting that type of power into a tablet is sure to raise the price. I won't be surprised if this is a high-end variant.
     
  5. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,154   +1,429

    Who cares about 64-bit hardware with installed 32-bit OS on it?
     
  6. Are you certain they're ditching the cheap tablet thing? Google has a habit of pricing their phones and tablets as cheap as possible. The last Nexus tablet had pretty good specs when it came out and it was $230 bucks. I wouldn't be surprised to see this tablet cost $250.
     
  7. Englishtechhead

    Englishtechhead TS Rookie

    As a guy living near Cambridge it makes me feel proud that ARM's business model allows a company to put there own stamp on there CPU'S allowing the customers to gain the benefits of choice and innovation at a low cost. I only wish desktop CPU company's had the same attitude, although I realize ARM aren't in the silicone game for peanuts I like there business model which allows nexus and other companies so much freedom to improve or utilize there product at a price point that the customer gains.
     
  8. This will ship with Android L which brings 64 bit support. Nexus devices often launch with a new version of the OS.
     
  9. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,324   +711

    Another step on the inevitable road to a convertible device future. Touchscreens with attached keyboards (wireless, slider or flip-over) will be the standard. Ironically, the Surface could have been the real pioneer in this regard if it wasn't so overpriced and handicapped with a garbage OS.
     
  10. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 494   +126

    android L is 64bit
     
  11. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,154   +1,429

    Is it not in Beta still?
     
  12. HTC m8 . Is that you ?
     
  13. GeforcerFX

    GeforcerFX TS Evangelist Posts: 494   +126

    yeah but it will be out of beta for release on this
     

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