Oops! Nvidia might have just announced the HTC Nexus 9

Oops! Nvidia might have just announced the HTC Nexus 9
What's next for Nexus?

Nvidia's patent lawsuit against Qualcomm and Samsung has already had many twists and turns, but the latest surprise to emerge from the lawsuit doesn't actually involve any of the participants.

As part of the lawsuit Nvidia disclosed that it expects a HTC Nexus 9 tablet, powered by its Tegra K1 mobile processor, to be revealed in the third quarter of 2014.

The third quarter of 2014 is ending pretty soon (on September 30) and we haven't seen much evidence of HTC's much rumoured return to tablets with the HTC Nexus 9.

A now open invitation

Whilst we might not see the tablet as early as this month, HTC has sent out invitations for a media event on October 8.

This doesn't mean that an announcement of the HTC Nexus 9 is a foregone conclusion, however. The timing could be entirely coincidental, and Nvidia's expectations could be well off the mark.

If the Nexus 9 is going to be running Android L, as some rumours have suggested, then its release date will be more closely tied to Google's plans for its mobile operating system, rather than anything Nvidia says in a lawsuit.

Still, if the claims turn out to be true HTC might be a pretty upset that Nvidia has spoiled its big surprise, and it can be added to the list of companies that Nvidia has annoyed with its lawsuit.

Matt Hanson
Managing Editor, Core Tech

Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Core Tech, looking after computing and mobile technology. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made.