Rumors of an HTC-made Nexus device have swirled for some time, but only recently have details of a possible next-generation tablet started to become apparent. Not long after NVIDIA inadvertently leaked the fact that Taiwanese company was linking up with Google to launch the Nexus 9, the Wall Street Journal has added even more credibility to reports by stating that HTC engineers have been regularly flying to Google's Mountain View HQ in order to finalize the 9-inch device. As part of a patent lawsuit against Qualcomm and Samsung earlier this month, NVIDIA revealed that it would be providing the muscle for the Android L-powered HTC slate, which is expected to feature its Tegra K1 processor and launch within the third quarter. However, we're now just over a week away from the end of the September, so it looks increasingly likely that we could see something official next month. Remember, Google has a history of scheduling events in October.