HTC, in partnership with Google, is ready to get back into the tablet market with Nexus 9. The comeback followed a long wait as the company has been aside in tablet business since 2011, after the disappointing sales of its Flyer tablet.
After multiple rumors a report in Wall Street Journal revealed that the both giants has partnered for the latest Android tablet that is to be launched before the end of the year. Motorola manufactured Nexus X smartphone is also expected on the same time.
Both the models of Nexus series are set to act as reference models for Android L, a major visual upgrade in Google’s Mobile operating system.
The New tablet is expected with a 9-inch screen and the powerful Tegra K1 mobile processor from Nvidia along with 2GB of RAM, 8 megapixel rear and 3 megapixel front camera.
HTC with its jump into the Android tablet struggled and face disappointment. though Since it step back, Samsung has taken over the Android tablet segment, meanwhile Asus, Acer, LG and Sony also produced their own line of tablets with varied levels of success.
The Nexus program shows the history of partnership between HTC and Google, producing the first ever Nexus smartphone in 2010. Google has previously produced two versions of the Nexus 7 in partnership with Asus and one version of the Nexus 10, tablet with Samsung.
both of the companies had good time together with unprecedented growth on the G1, the Magic and the Nexus One, But after the foiled attempts in the tablets market, Google turned to Samsung as a partner for its second Nexus device.
Although Nexus devices by Google have never been among the huge sellers, but still the companies who have partnered with Google to build them have always experienced a boost within the market. Being chosen to build a Nexus tablet may be exactly what HTC needs to get back on top.