A report from Android Authority combines rumors from venerable Android blogger Paul O'Brien and the ever-present "sources familiar with Google's plans" to peg two important dates: new Nexus hardware on October 15/16th, and the release of Android L by November 1st.

Android Authority is claiming that the new HTC-made Nexus 9 tablet will be unveiled on October 15 or 16th, alongside a preview of Android L, but that we'll have to wait until November 1st to get our sweaty paws on Google's latest shiny operating system. As ever, these kind of rumors should be taken with the requisite fistful of salt, but the timings are more or less in line with other rumors, so it's at least plausible. [Android Authority]