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Nvidia Confirms HTC Nexus 9

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While combing through Nvidia’s (NASDAQ: NVDA) legal documents posted on the company’s website, Bright Side of News*’ sources pointed to a very interesting sentence that many may have overlooked or simply never seen.

The legal document in question is  Nvidia’s own claim with the ITC claiming that Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) and Samsung (KRX:005935) are infringing upon its GPU technology patents. The document in question, which obviously had to go through Nvidia legal before becoming public is essentially a corporate confirmation of the previous Nexus 9 and HTC (TPE: 2498) rumors.

Nvidia’s document specifically states, “the HTC Nexus 9, expected in the third quarter of 2014, is also expected to use the Tegra K1.” So, based on what’s known that there will without a doubt be a Nexus 9 made by HTC with Nvidia’s Tegra K1, but we also know that it should be expected in the third quarter of this year. All of this essentially confirms all of the rumors we’ve and gives an expected time frame which hasn’t been confirmed by anyone else.

All that’s left now regarding the Nexus 9 will be the exact price and whether or not Google’s leaked documents of an unidentified tablet are indeed the Nexus 9. A Tegra K1 powered tablet will without a doubt be pretty awesome as the Tegra K1 is a very powerful chip, but could run into stiff competition from Samsung and LG. But even so, a new Nexus tablet is a welcome addition to Google’s Nexus line of devices as the search giant has never refreshed the Nexus 10 since its launch and the Nexus 7 has already been refreshed once last year.