The “Volantis” tablet from HTC has been tossed through the Rumor Mill more than a few times, with the first sightings dating back to mid-June. Now, a new set of legal documents from NVIDIA is lending even more credence to the upcoming tablet.
NVIDIA has published a long list of legal documentation [PDF] on its website, a result of its ongoing legal battles between Qualcomm and Samsung. While there is quite a bit of text to sift through, the documents reveal on the 41st page that HTC is indeed working on a Nexus-branded tablet. Actually, the documents reveal that NVIDIA’s upcoming Tegra K1 processor will be powering quite a few devices, including Lenovo’s Terminator S9 Smart TV, and Google’s Project Tango development kit. The “HTC Nexus 9″ is listed there for everyone to see.
Moreover, NVIDIA says the Nexus 9 from HTC is expected to launch sometime in the third quarter of 2014, but unfortunately no specific dates are provided. The document lacks any additional information, like specifications, but if the tablet’s launch is indeed set for sometime in the third quarter of this year, further details should be revealed soon enough.