The Nexus range could end its innings on a successful note if rumours regarding Google’s upcoming tablet turn out to be true.

Details of the Nexus 9 are out —- the device will be built by HTC and will come laden with the latest kit.

Labeled the HTC ‘Volantis’, it has an 8.9-inch screen with a 2,048 x 1,440 pixel display, 2GB RAM and front facing speakers. It’s speculated, it will be powered by Nvidia’s desktop processor the Tegra K1.

Regardless of all that, it’ll weigh less than 420 grams and be 7.9mm thick.

The specifics were broadcast by Android Police this weekend.

Information collected from varied sources indicate, Google is thinking of replacing its Nexus program with a brand called Android Silver.

The Nexus programme was started by Google to keep its hardware partners under control; ensuring they stuck as close to its vision of Android as possible.

Android Silver will likely push that up one step, rewarding manufacturers with the right to use the brand on their own phones that make the grade.

Information regarding its launch date and cost is not out yet. As per Android Police, it will come with a price tag of $399 for the 16GB model and $499 for the 32GB model. Also an LTE version will be up for sale but will be rather expensive.

It’ll most likely be launched at Google I/O later this week.