October is turning into Christmas for Android lovers. Among the various releases rumoured to be happening this month, the HTC Nexus 9 is the most concrete of these after HTC themselves confirmed that the Nexus 9 tablet is their commitment to return to the tablet market. The announcement date for the device has been suggested as either October 15th or 16th, however the former has gotten another vote of confidence thanks to today’s information. According to a source speaking with Bright Side of News, the Nexus 9 is going to be announced by Google on October 15th, where preorders for the device will start, and the full release of the device will happen on November 3rd. That’s a bit under three weeks you’ll be waiting from the announcement. This information vaguely fits in with a previous rumour we heard that the Nexus devices would be announced in mid October, followed by the full release of Android L at the start of November.
Another bit of information that this latest report has divulged is an alleged price for the Nexus 9, putting it at $399 USD. This of course is a bit expensive considering the pricing of the Nexus 7, but given that the Nexus 9 contains some of the best technology available at the moment, that price isn’t surprising, although we’re not sure which model this might be. What’s also interesting is that this report suggests that the Nexus 9 won’t only be available from the Google Play Store come November 3rd – major retailers are said to also be stocking the device as well for sale. This means you should be able to get your hands on the Nexus 9 pretty easily even if the preorders run out.
What do you think about this latest news about the HTC Nexus 9? Is $399 USD too expensive for you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.