HTC will be the brand behind the Nexus 9 tablet, as revealed by Nvidia in an document leak from the technology company itself as filed with the US International Trade Commission (a link which has since been pulled from Google).

"The HTC Nexus 9, expected in the third quarter of 2014, is also expected to use the Tegra K1" reads a line from the paper. Oops.

We've been scratching our brains as to where the next Nexus tablet had got to, given that it's overdue, but the leak appears to confirm what the rumour mill has been suggesting for some time. HTC will handle the hardware, while Nvidia will provide the core power from its Tegra K1 - a much needed boost for the company's otherwise widely ignored processor.

For now it's just words on paper, with no visuals of what the HTC Nexus 9 will look like. We're not anticipating anything unusual, it's the software that's part of the excitement as this Nexus will be the first device to showcase Google's Android L operating system.

With such information surfacing we get a strong feeling the product unveil will be imminent, alongside the rumoured Motorola-made Nexus 6 smartphone. More info as and when we have it.