Leaked Nexus 9 Image Surfaces Online
Rumor has it that Google is preparing to announce its new Nexus devices sometime this month, with some saying that we’ll get a big reveal event on October 16. There, we’ll get our first official looks at the new Nexus 6 smartphone reportedly being made by Motorola (codenamed “Shamu”) and the new Nexus 9 tablet coming from HTC – a fact that’s all but confirmed at this point. In fact, an image of the HTC-made Nexus 9 has leaked online – though, there’s certainly a bit of doubt about its legitimacy just based on how it looks alone.
A Tweet from @upleaks uprovides what it claims to be a photo of the Nexus 9 – though, there’s little in the photo to suggest that it is or isn’t real. Take a look:
— @upleaks (@upleaks) October 6, 2014
It’s plenty blurry, so there isn’t much here that couldn’t have been Photoshopped. On that same note, one wonders why you’d go to the trouble of faking such a lousy looking photograph that shows so little. Meanwhile, a post on 9to5Google points out that a device featuring the same model number that’s belonged to other Nexus 9 leaks was recently passed by the FCC. At this point, the fact that HTC is behind the Nexus 9 tablet is an open secret – we’re just waiting on official confirmation and a price point.
For Google’s Nexus line, it seems it’s following the same path as Apple and the iPhone – bigger is better. Maybe that’s true, but from what we’ve heard of the gigantic Nexus 6, I’m not too thrilled. The Nexus 9 may wind up being a beauty of a tablet, since around nine or ten inches is just about right for a device like that. But for a phone that I’m supposed to put in my pocket or hold in my hand? I think the bigger these phones get, the less interesting they become. That’s just me though – clearly Apple, Google, Samsung, and Motorola have figured out that people want their smartphones bigger than ever. Hopefully we’ll find out what Google has planned by October 16.
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