Nexus season is in full swing, and as rumors and leaks continue to pile up around Motorola's Nexus 6 (Shamu), we've been wondering when more news might emerge about Volantis (or Flounder, or T1, take your pick) - HTC's 9" Nexus tablet that we first learned of back in spring.
As Blog of Mobile reports, it looks like the Nexus 9 has passed through the FCC for certification, with the relevant documents becoming available just yesterday. The relevant model number for the tablet that passed through the FCC is 0P82100, widely reported to belong to HTC's 9" Nexus.
Indeed, the confidential letter attached to the FCC documents in question is from HTC Corporation (dated June 23, 2014), and the product is classified as a tablet. The first samples were apparently sent to the FCC in early spring, aligning with our information indicating that working prototypes were being tested by Googlers by the time we posted the original story.
Interestingly, the DTS report indicates two configuration samples sent to the FCC - a 16GB and a 32GB variant of the tablet, predictable storage options for a Nexus tablet that align with our information from earlier this year. The documents also indicate Bluetooth, NFC, and 802.11ac connectivity.
With rumored announcement dates still hovering between October 15 and the first week of November, we should hopefully have some official information soon. In the meantime those interested in taking a closer look at the FCC documents can hit the link below.
Thanks, Saiful Islam!