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Google’s upcoming Nexus 9 is one step closer to launching

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:50PM EST
Nexus 9 Rumors: Wi-Fi Certification

The high-end Nexus 9 tablet HTC is said to be making for Google this year is one step closer to launch, as documents found on Wi-Fi Alliance, the wireless certification site, have confirmed that such a device actually exists.

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A Wi-Fi Alliance document reveals that HTC0P8210000 tablet (and variations of it including0P8220000 and0P8230000) will come with Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac support, HTC Source reports. The same certification says the HTC tablet runs Android L, identifying the Android L as “LMP,” which is believed to stand for Lemon Meringue Pie.

The document doesn’t mention anything about Google and doesn’t list the Nexus 9’s commercial name, but does reveal the device’s code name – Flounder – which has previously been associated with Google and the Nexus 9.

Additionally, the internal codenames listed in the document for the device have also been previously seen in connection with Nexus 9 rumors, with @upleaks, a leaker who has provided Nexus 9 details in the past, further detailing them in a recent tweet. Apparently the 0P8210000 is the Wi-Fi-only version of the tablet, and the other two models are LTE versions for the U.S. (0P8220000) and the rest of the world (0P8230000).

An image from the Wi-Fi Alliance certification document (available at the source link) follows below.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

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