After soooo many HTC Nexus 9 rumors, we finally have a confirmation. WSJ has now confirmed from its official sources that Google and HTC are indeed working on a 9-inch tablet that will be revealed very soon. No confirmation on the market name "Nexus 9" yet.
According to the sources, Google switches between brands to build the Nexus devices to prevent any one manufacturer from gaining monopoly, which should explain why it went with HTC despite HTC not having a particularly strong track record when it comes to tablets.
HTC refused to comment on the matter but Google said:
"Android is a vibrant ecosystem, and many of the industry players are doing very well. There's room for many partners to do well and to innovate with Android."