Rumors by Luke Jones on Monday October 06, 2014.
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Google is thought to be holding a launch event in a few weeks' time. The company will roll out Android L officially and will also debut some new Nexus devices. We have plenty recently about the Motorola built Nexus 6, but the Nexus 9 tablet has gone a little quiet, especially compared to the summer when it seemed the product was imminent.However, the HTC built slate has finally been leaked properly just a few weeks before its launch thanks to emerging tipster Upleaks. It is quite hard to make out what that rear plate is made out off, but at first glance it looks like a rubberized design we have seen on Nexus devices before. However, considering it has long been rumoured that the slate would be made from metal, this could be a production dummy. The Nexus 9 was first rumoured to be landing at Google's I/O event at the start of the summer and some reports suggest the device has been ready to roll out since then. However, this oft rumoured tablet has also been the subject of plenty of hoaxes, with notorious (now retiree) leak artist Evleaks fooled by a 14-year old (admittedly he took us all along for the ride) into believing the Nexus 9 would have 5GB of RAM. However, the true specs are thought to be the highest end Nexus tablet yet, far more advanced and premium than the current budget Nexus 7. It is rumoured that HTC will make the slate from metal, much like the company's HTC One smartphone flagship, while it will also feature a slew of high end specs. That will include HTC's BoomSound front facing stereo speakers, a Snapdragon 801 processor, and 3GB of RAM. Google is reportedly gearing a launch event for the 18th October, although Apple is also ready to roll out a new iPad on October 16th, so I don't think both events will be so close together. source: 9to5Google