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HTC Nexus 9 appears at the FCC seeking approval

The rumors of HTC planning to unveil a new tablet have been heavy for many months now but with HTC's Double Exposure event being held on October 8th in New York, we might be closer to finally seeing it released. Earlier, NVIDIA was forced to unveil details of the tablet as part of its lawsuit filed against Samsung and Qualcomm and now, the FCC has dropped some small but still relevant details as well.

A tablet appearing as 0P82100 has now landed at the FCC after having been filed by HTC and while it being listed as 0P82100 might seen as a bit odd, that's what the device has been referred throughout several various leaks previously. The filing doesn't offer much else when it comes to information about the device, but the fact the filing has now appeared indicates it could soon be ready for primetime.

As for rumored specs, well there's that NVIDIA K1 processor, 2GB of RAM, Wi-Fi and cellular options and it's expected to all be wrapped in a beautiful aluminium frame. Anyone excited for a new tablet from HTC?

Source: FCC Via: BlogofMobile

126 Comments
  • Depending on the price I will definitely have a hard time keeping my hands off of one of these. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yeah remember that last Tablet they launched and gave an exclusive to AT&T for and they wanted double the cost of a 16GB iPad at the time. Hopefully they got smarter this time around.
  • This is a Nexus, It doesn't work that way.
  • I'll have a hard time keeping my wife's hands off of mine, so I might as well just buy it for her for Xmas.
  • Take my money Google! Posted via Android Central App
  • Exactly what I would have said. Posted via Android Central App
  • What is the point of an Android tablet when the platform has no apps? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Umm...... Posted via Android Central App
  • He's an apple troll.
  • Dude.. Just get out of here Nexus 4 - CM10.1.3
  • Dude... you're still running CM10.1.3? You are worlds away from CM11! Get it already!
  • Lol....get cm11! Posted via Android Central App
  • Not everyone is you. I've never found the Play store to lack a tablet version of an app I use. My Nexus 7 does everything an iPad Mini would have at half the cost. Posted via Android Central App
  • No American Express app for Android tablets. Why? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Are you really that dumb that you can't find the official AMEX app for tablets? Try a quick search in Google Play.
  • Apparently, he is that dumb, Then again, the average IQ of the typical iOS user is lower than the average IQ of the typical Android user.
  • He's also a frequent CrackBerry forum jackass. Nice to see he's come to spread his poison here on AC. Posted from my TARDIS!
  • Beautifully put, lol! HTC One Remix
  • The point of any android apps worth their weight in salt is that they are scalable, so they don't need separate phone and tablet apps like iOS does. If you had taken 5 minutes to research this instead of trolling, you'd have known. A much better strategy than having to have two separate apps in my opinion Posted via the Android Central App
  • True but even though I'm a huge android fan...we don't have a tablet optimised twitter, Facebook...loads of apps. They are sadly in most cases stretched phone apps. Posted via the Android Central App
  • +1 Posted via the Android Central App on VZW Moto X
  • That's what disappointed me about honeycomb I thought when It came out developers would get on the ball Posted via Nexus 7 2013 or verizon Galaxy S5 or maybe one day moto 360
  • Who cares about Facebook. Posted via Android Central App
  • +1 Posted from my LG LS970 via "The Force"
  • In terms of active monthly users, just shy of a fifth of the world's population.
  • Android is supposed to have solved this with "L", Material Design, and Fragments. We'll see how long it takes apps to be updated (many already are) but until then you statements are correct.
  • Maybe the big players were primed early on the shift to Material Design and are waiting for that before pumping time and resources into updating the UI for their apps. Can't be easy, Google are forever moving the goalposts. I'm hopeful that the dominance of Android will help motivate developers to keep in step with Google's incoming new look, though.
  • That's because Facebook doesn't give a shit about Android. Have u not noticed? It's hardly Google's fault that these corporations refuse to adopt their guidelines for Android apps. Posted via Android Central App on The Nexus 5
  • This is correct. With Android, you don't develop a separate app for tablets. It is scalable and you can make the UI change based on resolution or device size. Really iOS is limiting here to be honest and that is what should be highlighted here. Posted via Android Central App
  • Except that a ton of developers, including a lot of high profile ones, still haven't properly optimized their apps for tablets. That's really frustrating, and it's less of an issue for iOS than it is with) for Android. Posted from my Nexus 5, behind seven proxies
  • How Are Mirrors Real, If Our Eyes Aren't Real?
  • Go bend your phone, man.
  • Come on and take my money! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Little disappointed there may not be a new 7 inch tablet. Also, why Nividia? Didn't we try that before with the first nexus 7 and it didn't work well?
  • A new 64 bit OS needs a new 64 bit processor.
  • You don't know a damn thing about what Nvidia has been up to lately, do you?
  • +1 Posted via the Android Central App
  • good point. I mean its completely inconceivable that Nvidia's current processor is better than the previous one...
  • Honestly a rat in a wheel would be better than their previous, so that ain't saying much! Posted via Android Central App with my white Nexus 4 on Cricket
  • The tegra 4? Wasn't bad, it was the most powerful chip for a long time. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Exactly. That's why I'll stay far away from this HTC tablet. The Nvidia CPU in my N7 is garbage. It lags so bad the tablet is unusable mostly. How about taking 10 seconds when you press the home button to actually get to the home screen? Or taking 5 minutes to open, close, or switch apps? That's Nvidia I know. And I remember all the press at the time hailing that CPU and the tablet as being gold, but it has been a turd quite frankly. Therefore I don't care how loud they cry that this new Nvidia CPU is golden, my cash will never touch it. Nvidia needs to stick with graphics and manufacturers need to stick with real CPU makers. Posted via Android Central App with my white Nexus 4 on Cricket
  • What did you expect for that price?...... You get what you pay for.
  • Gee, I don't know. It was billed as Google's best on a 7" tablet at the time, so what should anyone expect. All reviews were glowing. But, it runs like something from 1999, not 2012, shameful. And the current N7 is priced the same as I paid and it runs much better. So, for my $200, yeah I expected better from Google. The fact that they chose Nvidia for it is what ruined it. But falling for the hype for it at the time burned me, but that won't happen with this HTC. Posted via Android Central App with my white Nexus 4 on Cricket
  • i completely agree with every word.
  • If you did your homework regarding the the original N7 you would know that it was down to the poor low quality nand Asus used.... Not the T3. I thought that was common knowledge. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Gee I was unaware that just purchasing a tablet meant one was required to do in depth research on why it sucks so bad, you know, just to have that common knowledge. My bad. Maybe they should include this stuff in the instruction booklet, so stupid non-IT folks like myself don't confuse one crappy part for another. BTW, I've wasted more than enough of my time researching why the N7 lagged so bad, and I found a variety of answers and suggestions over the years, but don't ever once recall seeing anything about nand. Therefore I don't consider it common knowledge. And this is just one of the many problems I've had to waste time diagnosing on this POS device, so you'll have to excuse me if I didn't quite dig hard enough for just one problem to write a dissertation. Posted via mostly ghost taps on OG N7, in the Android Central App, therefore posts may not be my own.
  • You seem really upset. Posted via Android Central App
  • Well, I agree with him, except the pre-buy research crap. I bought an n7 and exchanged it twice because 2 didn't start at all and one had a blown speaker. Obviously I exchanged the 3rd for something better.
  • I understand why he's upset, but he's blaming the wrong company for his displeasures and now is boycotting them. Seems silly to me. Posted via Android Central App
  • I don't think you need to be excused, but now that you know you were wrong about the processor do you think you'd consider the new nexus device? Posted via Android Central App
  • You wouldn't even if you used it and it blew every tablet ever out of the water? Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's the crappy flash controller that causes the lag in the original nexus 7, not the Tegra 3 SoC, so blame Asus, not Nvidia. Switch the filesystem to F2FS (a filesystem designed for flash) and it'll run like new again. Changing the filesystem isn't trivial (it requires wiping all the data on the tablet), but it is so worth doing if you're finding the lag to be an issue. Posted via Android Central App
  • i am going to try that. thanks.
  • I have the same n7 with nvidea n I hate just as much the slow turd the tablet is, but apparently you're not aware of the real villain in that story, it's not nvidea, it's the crappy cheap flash storage that Google (or maybe Asus) put on it to be able to sell for that price. That whole lag is thanks to disk I/O being super slow. You can test it for yourself. Launch a graphics heavy game, after the game is actually loaded (all in RAM) the gameplay is pretty smooth. Said all that.... I'm looking forward for a K1 nexus 9 Posted via Android Central App
  • Interesting. Makes sense. I'm not fond of ASUS either. Other than the lag problem, there are numerous others that ASUS screwed up on with my N7. Maybe HTC can build a good one. Posted via mostly ghost taps on OG N7, in the Android Central App, therefore posts may not be my own.
  • The processor wasn't the problem, it was the flash storage. The Tegra 3 did fine on non-ASUS devices. ASUS screwed up and produced poorly performing tablets by cheaping out on the NAND.
  • I have the 2012 N7, and even now don't experience what you describe. It's not blazing fast but still reasonably snappy and quite usable. I have not yet had a reason to replace it with a new one. Posted via the Android Central App
  • With the rumors of a 6" phone it only makes sense to drop the nexus 7.
  • I agree, the Nexus 7 and the HTC One X+ in my personal experience with the two suffered greatly by the Nvidia chips. Performance wasn't that great, and updates suffered when Nvidia refused to provide the needed support. I've long parted with both and now have my Nexus 10 and HTC One M8 which havnt suffered in the slightest from the past issues. Posted from my HTC One M8 via Android Central App
  • A Nexus device announced at an HTC event? I sort of doubt so, but I hope I'm wrong!
  • Nah ...rumuor is announcement coming thru press release on Oct 15th or sometime around there. Jerry mentioned this on the latest android podcast.
  • It's gonna be a dual boot htc tablet. Like the windows M8 and the and M8 only bigger and together in one slate. Posted via the Android Central App
  • What happened to the 3 GB of Ram? When did that rumor get updated? Posted via Android Central App
  • So excited! Posted via my amazingly awesome LG G2
  • Now let that Nexus 6 thru as well.... Can't wait for the Nexus devices.
  • I've never bought a tablet before because none of them really interested me enough. This is the first one to get me extremely pumped. Its going to be my first tablet no doubt. I just hope its no more than $300. Posted via Android Central App from a Nexus 5
  • Zero chance it's $300. Its a premium product. Why do you expect a cheap price? You can get an Asus. Posted via Android Central App
  • Thought the rumours said 3+GB ram. Which would've worked better with 64bit. Posted via Galaxy ace plus running Speedmod 2.5 with Xposed
  • To do what on your android tablet, exactly? Lol Posted via Moto G
    R.I.P My Cyanogenmod S4 :'(
  • Mobile folding. Posted via Android Central App
  • 64 bit uses more ram. And its surprisingly easy to Max put 2gb with a load of chrome tabs & some other apps Posted via Galaxy ace plus running Speedmod 2.5 with Xposed
  • I have a feeling this is not going to be an inexpensive device. I suspect the pricing will be similar, but slightly less than the fruity company's tablets. Probably looking at $379 for the most basic (wifi only 16GB) on up to $600 plus for 4G models.
  • No way. Not for a Nexus. Expect 300-350 Posted via Android Central App
  • Prepare for heartbreak then. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm with you on this. Posted via Android Central App
  • I would be surprised if the price approached Apple levels, but you're right in that there's no way it's going to be as affordable as the N10.
  • I just picked up a Tab S 10.5 a few weeks ago. I really like it, but TouchWiz just isnt for me. I prefer Vanilla (or should I say Google's vision of?) Android. If the K1 works out well, I'm definitely getting the HTC Nexus. I loved my N7, but I wanted a bigger screen. Looking forward to seeing the finished product. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I use Google Now launcher on mine.... Much much better Give it a try
  • The Nvidia Shield is a pretty good option if you want a very close to stock experience and a little more screen real estate than the N7 gives you. The K1 screams through games, and performance otherwise is pretty damn good, too.
  • My body is ready
  • +1 internet Posted via Android Central App
  • I think we're going to be surprised at what Nvidia brings to the table. Sure there was mixed feelings about the Tegra 3 in the original Nexus 7 but I like others have had no issues. Then comes the Tegra Note and Nvidia Shield Portable both running the Tegra 4 chip which was a huge improvement. Now many have been bragging about the Nvidia Shield Tablet with the K1 32 bit processor. It looks to be improving as time goes by with each new release and the graphics that Nvidia is known for its hard to knock ;) This could be the tablet that helps get HTC in better numbers and takes Nvidia to the next level. Will have to see :) Posted via Android Central App
  • If this is more than $300=fail Posted via Android Central App on 1+1
  • I find it amazing how the vast majority of Android people seem to want MOAR everything...except price.
  • Android vendors cannot command a price premium. Posted via the Android Central App
  • With phones they sure as hell do.
  • $300? ... Bigger screen N9 is likely starting at 32 GB going up to 128 GB with LTE option. I paid more for my 2013 N7, and will not hesitate to pay more for the N9 LTE unlocked GSM because I can use it all over the world. Seen Apple's pricing for similar specs? Get real dude.
  • This is going to be a a tablet with a premium build for a change. You're comment and expectations are unrealistic. Expecting a premium device that cheap is the real fail here
  • Nexus 6" Phone
    Nexus 9" Tablet
    Nexus 13" Tablet
  • All I see is three tablets.
  • The Nexus 6 is a phablet and the iBend 6+ should have been named the iPad Nano LTE. Posted from my LG LS970 via "The Force"
  • iBend? Really?..
  • SOLD! Posted via Android Central App
  • Until I see more tablet optimized apps for Android, I'm gonna sit this one out. It's been a long time since I've used my Nexus 10 because all the apps I used were bloated phone apps. Posted via Android Central App
  • I wonder if Android L will address this situation because you are right. Posted via Android Central App
  • It won't make much difference. Google has made optimizing apps for Android tablets easy enough for years now. Lots of developers just don't seem interested in the market for whatever reason.
  • I have a Nexus 10 as well and all the apps I use are made for tablet size display... what you're saying just isn't true anymore unless ur using some ancient versions...
  • Not with 2GB of RAM, if that turns out to be true. My 2 year old Nexus 4 has 2GB of RAM and seems to be struggling lately. When phones will soon be coming with 4GB, a tablet with 2GB is seriously underpowered.
  • RAM doesn't make the tablet powerful. The CPU and GPU do that. You would not notice the difference between 2 and 3GB. 2GB will be fine for a couple more years at least. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I guess I should not have said underpowered; I should have said I would be disappointed and it would probably affect my decision.
  • Gogo HTC! Let's hope for a good price! Sent From My Nexus 7
  • ELI5: Why exactly does a phone have to pass FCC muster? It's not new bandwidth (I don't think) and is the freq new? Thanks in advance for the education. Posted via Android Central App
  • Like your 5? The FFC has to make sure the HTC isn't going to be sending any naughty things out or stealing other peoples waves.
  • I'm hoping for wireless charging... Based on the success of the Nexus 7 (2013) and the Nexus 10 I can't imagine anything that would prevent Google from hitting it out of the park with any half decent manufacturing partner. This could be good for HTC also. I'm predicting 359/399$ as the price point (no facts just a guess)
  • I'm throwing money at my screen. Nothing is happening Posted via Android Central App
  • lol
  • Lmao!
  • After owning about 5 different tablets I've decided I don't like them. I either use my phone or want a real PC. I ended up getting a surface pro 3 to replace my laptop which also serves the same purpose a tablet would serve as well. It wasn't cheap though.
  • Me too Posted via the Android Central App
  • Except their app store sucks so they don't have the majority of apps I use on Android. Posted via Android Central App
  • I Feel So Sorry For So Many Of You...
    You're Living In The Past..
    This is NOT the Wild & Sexy 18 Yr Old Cheerleader A.K.A. Nexus 7 2013..
    This is the *Mature And All Grown Up Now* "SILVER LINE" of products..
    With the huge increase in price.. will come a much more feature rich tablet..
    You Forgot Google was going Mainstream-Retail now didn't you....
  • Why Do You Type Every Word With A Capital Letter? It Is Stupid My M8 posted this
  • +1 Posted via the Android Central App
  • It will dual boot windows and Android. I'll bet a dollar. Posted via the Android Central App
  • No obviously not talking about nexus 9 here. Talking about HTC double exposure event. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's going to be their Desire Eye and possible M8 eye with the 13mp selfie cam Posted via Android Central App
  • To be honest I'm looking forward to the new nexus tablet more than the nexus 6. The thought of a tablet that's HTC styled with boomsound style speakers is way more appealing to me than the massive new nexus phone Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm consolidating devices. Sold both n5 and n7 and will get either a note 4 or nexus 6. I barely used my n7 for anything other than ebooks and Netflix. A phablet should suite me well. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Good god this time of year always kills me and my wallet. I will not be denied this tablet. All that remains is for Google to convince me that my Nexus 5 is ready for the scrap heap in favour of their inflated Moto X. For my money, the N5 is probably the best phone that I've ever owned and it doesn't feel like a device in need of an upgrade.
  • I want a new 7" Nexus tablet.. Posted via Android Central App on The Nexus 5
  • That will be the best tablet i will buy one cant wait HTC Desire S»HTC Desire HD»HTC One S»HTC M8 (Naked)
  • Take my money! Lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • Can't wait for this! Posted from my 2013 nexus 7, yeah baby!
  • So excited for a new Nexus tablet. AC App via Nexus 5
  • FCC official: "what? no MicroSDXC card slot? REJECTED!"
  • My nexus 10 is ready for a nice metal bodied brother!