Nexus 9 benchmark is comparable to a 2012 Mac Pro

 

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Google unveiled its highly anticipated Nexus 9 tablet yesterday and almost immediately following the device’s official debut, someone managed to run it through Geekbench for a benchmark. The HTC-made slate managed to pull down an impressive 1,903 single core score, which is on a par with an entry-level 2012 Mac Pro, according to Primate Labs founder, John Poole.

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Report: Google to announce Nexus 9 and Nexus 6 tomorrow, retail availability in November

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According to a new report out of Forbes, Google will announce both the Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus 6 smartphone tomorrow. The report claims that Google had originally planned to hold an event for the devices, but decided it against it due to it wanting to continue to fine tweak Android “L” until the last-minute. Instead, both of the devices will be announced via a blog post.

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Google will reportedly unveil its HTC-made Nexus 9 on October 15th

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Google’s rumored Nexus 9 tablet could be announced as soon as next week. According to Bright Side of News, the reigning internet search champ will unveil its new HTC-made slate on Wednesday, October 15th, along with its $400 asking price. While the tablet is expected to be announced this month, it reportedly won’t go on sale until November 3rd.

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AT&T will exclusively carry the HTC Desire EYE this holiday season

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AT&T’s known for snagging exclusive devices and while the carrier’s latest efforts probably didn’t pay off too well, it’s still trying to land the next big thing. Today, Ma Bell announced that it will exclusively offer the recently announced HTC Desire EYE and that it will also sell the Taiwanese manufacturer’s new RE camera. AT&T’s press release was mum regarding pricing and launch dates, only saying that it will carry the Desire EYE later this holiday season and that the RE is expected to follow later this year.

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HTC exec confirms Nexus 9, says it is the company’s new “commitment” to tablets

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Thanks to various leaks over the past few weeks, HTC’s Nexus 9 tablet has been all but confirmed. This morning, though, HTC’s president of North Asia Jack Tong reportedly told members of the press that the Nexus 9 is the company’s “commitment” to returning to the tablet market. This is significant because, despite all of the leaks, HTC has yet to formally acknowledge the existence of the tablet.

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Here’s a closer look at HTC’s rumored Desire Eye selfie-themed smartphone

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Last week, we got a glimpse at an unannounced HTC handset referred to as the Desire Eye. Today, we’re taking a closer look at alleged renders for HTC’s selfie-themed smartphone, courtesy of Russian language blog HTCFamily. With rumors of a new Nexus tablet, smartwatch and mobile camera accessory, HTC appears to have a lot on its plate.

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HTC teases new One (M8) variant for unveil on October 8

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We’re getting very close to HTC’s upcoming October 8th event, but that doesn’t mean the company will stop posting teasers for the products it plans to announce. We’re already well aware of the GoPro-like REcamera the company plans to unveil, and we’ve also heard whispers of a new One (M8) variant with improved camera capabilities. This afternoon, HTC posted a teaser GIF on Twitter, saying “Don’t adjust your screen. Just focus on the date.”

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Nexus 9 image (up)leaks, now all we need is a launch event and a price tag

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Just this weekend the Nexus 9 walted its way through the FCC and now the HTC-built Nexus tablet is making the leaked image rounds.  Interestingly, the back material looks similar to that of the rubber on the Samsung-built Nexus 10 which is now 2 years old.

Together with the Nexus 6/X, which is also making the rumor rounds including our own exclusives and some new Benchmarks, we’re expecting a launch event in the next week or so. Stay tuned. Read more

HTC’s selfie-themed ‘Desire Eye’ reportedly features dual 13-megapixel cameras with a front-facing flash

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Selfie-themed smartphones are starting to gain momentum and despite being a novelty, this new fad may come with some benefits. Pictured above is an alleged photo of an unannounced HTC handset referred to as the “Desire Eye.” Revealed via Twitter by up-and-coming phone leaker @upleaks, this handset reportedly packs an intriguing dual 13-megapixel camera setup, with the device’s front-facing shooter being accompanied by an flash for those nighttime selfies.

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