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Google's new tablet coming on Wednesday: report

gadgets Updated: Oct 13, 2014 14:50 IST
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Nexus 9

The Nexus 9 is expected to be unveiled at a special event exactly 24 hours before Apple launches its own next-generation tablets.

Built by HTC, the new tablet will become the third in the Nexus model line, slotting in between the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.

As well as looking good even when turned off -- HTC is a company that takes design and quality of construction materials very seriously -- it's going to have a higher than HD 9-inch display with a 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution so apps and movies will be rendered beautifully when it's turned on.

Thanks to legal documentation, we also know that it will be using a Nvidia K1 processor so expect its gaming capabilities to be top notch, too.

It will also be the first device to come with the very latest version of Android -- build ‘L' -- preinstalled.

According to Bright Side of News, as well as being unveiled on October 15 and hitting the shops on November 3, the tablet will come with a $399 asking price, which would make it $100 cheaper than an iPad Air. That's still potentially quite a premium for a Nexus device.

As well as a new tablet, Google is expected to launch a new Nexus handset, the Nexus X phablet, this month purported to boast a 5.9-inch display and built by Motorola.