Google Nexus 9 is definitely one of the best Android tablets released in 2014. However, from the sales point of view, this slate did not make a huge impact. Tablet market, in general, is seeing a slump for some time now. Not to forget, it didn’t spare the numero uno Apple iPads either.

As it turns out, the Nexus 9 tablet has been removed from the Google Store. The point to be noted however is that, when a device is about to be replaced by a successor, the shipping time of the ordered device increases gradually. Following which, the dedicated page of the device would show "product unavailable" or “out of stock” upon clicking the link.

Interestingly, this time around, Google has removed the Nexus 9 altogether from the page. Only the Huawei-built Nexus 6P, LG-made Nexus 5X and other accessories have been listed instead. To top it off, the tablet-specific link of Google Store shows only the Pixel C.

The assumption here is that Google may be working with partners to release the Nexus 9 successor. Meanwhile, Phone Arena, citing a rumor, said that Huawei is working on a 7.0-inch Nexus tablet, which is expected to be announced at the Google I/O event scheduled in May.

However, the recent news is that HTC has a three-year partnership deal with Google to manufacture two Nexus 2016 devices. While some tech portals are opining that HTC will be making the successors of Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X smartphones, others say the Taiwanese tech giant could release a smartphone and a tablet instead. Whatever may be the device type, Google will have something to offer in late 2016 timeframe.

In any case, HTC’s official website and e-retailers like Amazon and eBay are selling the Google Nexus 9 tablet at a marginally reduced price. For instance, Amazon has listed the 32 GB variant of this tablet in black hue for $358.87, with free shipping service in tow.