We are still waiting for Google and HTC to reveal the Nexus 9 tablet. This will be the first Android L tablet, also rumored to have a a keyboard and a smart cover too. Here's the photos of the HTC Nexus 9 Keyboard that has just hit the FCC. We don't have any information yet whether it will be wold separately or included out-of-the-box.
We can confirm that the model number for the keyboard in these photos (UG0B) matches the model number in the materials provided to us for our initial coverage, so while the device pictured may still be in testing we can say with confidence that this is the same keyboard case.
Interestingly, the key layout on this device seems slightly different from the one pictured in our initial coverage, meaning the drawing was either an earlier version or a separate variant aimed at another market. The photos also don't clearly show the charging mechanism for the keyboard, which is expected to live in the hinge between the folding stand/flap and the keyboard itself.
The Nexus rumors is increasing day after day. Today, what appears to be the Moto Nexus 6 has just gone through FCC regulations and got certified.
The FCC filing is for a 6-inch Motorola device with the model number XT1254 with support for LTE Bands 2, 4, 5, and 17, and GSM and WCDMA frequencies at 850MHz, 1700MHz, and 1900MHz. Those bands match up with AT&T and T-Mobile, which are the carriers that tend to be targeted by unlocked devices like the Nexus line.
It is also possible that this is a variant of the Moto S, which is said to be almost identical to the Nexus physically, but will carry the usual Motorola software enhancements. We're less convinced that this is the Moto S though, because the rumors have said that Verizon would get the Moto S first.
We had already seen an issue with the Nexus Player having its preorders pulled from the Google Play Store because the Android TV device hadn't passed through the FCC. But, we won't be having the same problems with the Nexus 6, because it has just gotten FCC approval, with plenty of time to spare before preorders start this Wednesday, October 29th.
There are two different models that have passed the FCC labeled with ID IHDT56QD2 and IHDT56QD1, but we can assume that they are the XT1100, which is the international variant, and the XT1103, which is the North American model, respectively.
The filings aren't labeled as Nexus devices, but come from Motorola and have the same dimensions (159.4mm x 83mm) as the Nexus 6, so it's pretty easy to make the leap. The device also shows the other wireless tech that you would expect, like Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 3.0 and 4.0, NFC, and Qi wireless charging.
Reports online suggests that Sony's upcoming flagship smartphone, Sony Xperia Z4 might have been certified by the FCC in the US. It turns out that a unknown Sony smartphone has just visited the agency wearing very little identification. FCC papers show that the device supports LTE bands 2, 5 and 7, which gives away nothing special about the handset.
The latest rumored specs for the Sony Xperia Z4 include two different variations of the phone. A model carrying a 5.2-inch screen with resolution of 1440 x 2560 features a pixel density of 565ppi. Another model with a 5.2-inch 1080 x 1920 resolution screen offers a pixel density of 424ppi. Both models are equipped with a 64-bit octa-core 2GHz Snapdragon 810 processor.
In the states, the device will come with 4GB of RAM; in Europe and Asia, the phone will feature 3GB of the stuff. A 20.7MP snapper adorns the back of the handset, while a 5MP "selfie" camera will be found in the front. The 3400mAh battery will keep the lights on, and Android 5.0 will be pre-installed. IP68 certification means that the phone can survive contact with dust and water. The device will be offered in white, black, blue and silver.