HTC's long-rumored Nexus 9 has allegedly been pictured in a Twitter leak.
Upleaks, a relatively new entrant into the mobile-image-leaking niche, has posted photos of what is apparently the upcoming Nexus 9. The rear of the device is featured in the image and includes both an HTC logo and the familiar Nexus branding. Its size appears to accommodate the expected 9-inch screen.
Rumors have been swirling for weeks that HTC and Google are collaborating on the new Nexus line of tablets. Last month,alongside the formal release of Google's next operating system release,
-- @upleaks (@upleaks) October 6, 2014
Google has a long tradition of working with different vendors to build Nexus devices. The Nexus line is considered the base standard for Android-based devices, though they don't necessarily compete with flagship alternatives from Samsung, LG and HTC, among others. The firstwas built by Asus. The was developed by Samsung. Nexus smartphones have been manufactured by Samsung, LG and HTC.
Neither Google nor HTC immediately responded to a request for comment on the leak. The companies have also stopped short of even acknowledging the photo, so it should be taken with the proverbial grain of salt until an official announcement.