Google invites press to October 29 Android event

By , Oct 17, 2012

Google has sent out press invitations this afternoon for an Android event to take place on October 29th. The shindig will kick off at 10 a.m. EST at Basketball City in New York.

The invitation itself doesn’t give many clues as to what could be announced. But given the fact that the holidays are just around the corner, we’re guessing it’s new hardware…

On the hardware front, there have been rumors that we’ll see both LG and Sony-flavored Nexus handsets this year. And since last year’s Nexus debuted around this time, it’s not a stretch to think that we’ll see a new one in the not-so-distant future.

There has also been talk of several new Nexus 7 tablets, including one that is said to be very similar to the current Nexus 7, but much cheaper, and another one that is said to be of the high-end variety, with a higher DPI than the iPad 3’s Retina display.

The timing of the event is also interesting, as it comes less than a week after Apple’s October 23 event, where it is expected to unveil the iPad mini, and just a few days after Microsoft’s Surface/Windows 8 launch. Talk about a busy week in tech.

Google will be live-streaming the presser on its Android YouTube channel. And as usual we’ll be tuning in and reporting back to you with any and all interesting announcements.

What do you think Google is going to unveil?

[TechCrunch]

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  • http://twitter.com/theuniverse934 THE UNIVERSE

    THE SAMSUNG GALAXY S III….MINI! Oh wait, already did that

    • GambitGamer

      Or the GS3 XL? Oh wait they already did that to…

  • http://twitter.com/FootStepsOfTobi Justine Tobi Dayao

    WHAT’S HAPPENING?

  • abujafer

    The invitation is in the form of a Google Now card, so I’m guessing it has something to do with improved Google Now capabilities? At least, that’s what it looks like.

    The new Nexus phone is pretty much a given… I just hope it’s BETTER than the SIII, not worse (like the Nexus was last year vs the SII). They need to be the cream of the crop, without any shortcomings (compared to the Android competition at least).

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=604885391 Richard Borkovec

      ^This. It’ll probably be 4.2/Now related, with the new LG Nexus phone thrown in.

    • http://twitter.com/oo7plasma Brandon Weidema

      Im willing to guess device functions will be added. If you try to turn off wifi etc with Google Now, it tells you device functionality isnt supported yet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Childs/1067107105 Matthew Childs

    *yawn* more Android garbage. buggy laggy crashy. i often want to smash my galaxy tab 7. after next tues it’s going to become a drink coaster and i’ll live happily with my iPad 3 and an iPad mini to replace the tab 2. only good thing about it is the size…it’s just easier to tote around. SO excited for an iPad mini!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/x_rus_x Vitaliy Anonymous

      Typical iSheep.

      • http://twitter.com/jmarsh5 Justin Marshall

        Because he has experienced garbage performance on his Galaxy Tab? That’s not an iSheep, that’s first hand experience. An iSheep would be him never owning an Android device and bashing it without any knowledge on the matter.

      • Primo Sidone

        Listen. The Android device he owns is old and ugly. Why does he have to throw this device in the same bag with the beautiful HTC One X, the powerful Samsung Galaxy S3 and the superb new LG Optimus G? Laggy, crashy? Seriously? He may mot be an iSheep, but I sense you could be one.

      • http://www.facebook.com/xxLIUZHENYUxx Liu Zhenyu

        You are a definite android fan without even a profile read-up. Yes, I may be an Apple fan, but many immature names like ‘iSheep’ belongs back in preschool. We could just as much call android fans ‘Fagdroids’.

      • Primo Sidone

        i only own apple devices, but i’d like to try android soon, as ive tested their latest great releases. i LOVE apple. i just hate fanboyism!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Childs/1067107105 Matthew Childs

        it’s a galaxy tab 2 7″…i bought it in April…it’s far from old, but try again. it runs Android 4.0 stock, same as every other device, sans the Nexus 7. this isn’t the first Android device i’ve owned or had experience with. maybe you shouldn’t make an ass of yourself by assuming things and maybe with your love of Android devices you should be on a droid page instead of an Apple page.

        in MY experience Android is SH*T! it is buggy, it is laggy, it crashes constantly. i have to reboot the device, as i had to with my Android phone, DAILY…sometimes multiple times a day. it is very reminiscent of my years of Windows ownership and use. they both may have their uses but at the end of the day they are both so infuriating and riddled with faults, viruses, crashes and headache inducing behavior that all you want to do is throw them against a wall.

        sorry but i’ve never had that problem with ANY Apple product i’ve ever owned, and i’ll list them for fairness, and so you can be a droid fan and tell me how bad they are. iPhone, iPhone 3g, iPhone 3gs, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, MacBook Pro 15″, retina Macbook Pro 15″, aTV2, aTV3, Airport Express, an iPod classic back in 2006, iPod Nano 7th gen. i may be missing something in there but whatever. it took me until March 2011 to make the switch to an Apple computer, until then i was strictly Windows. since the switch….WOW what a difference!! never again will i own a Windows machine. the experience between the 2 is just night and day.

        and that is the experience between Android and iOS…both from EXPERIENCE on my part…it is night and day. iOS wins hands down every time. so if you want to keep looking like a clueless bastard and call me names that aren’t appropriate then go ahead and keep making yourself look ignorant.

      • http://www.facebook.com/xxLIUZHENYUxx Liu Zhenyu

        Total crapdroid’s bitch.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Childs/1067107105 Matthew Childs

        typical fandroid

    • http://www.facebook.com/alexander.gardner.73 Alexander Sir-Cheezitz Gardner

      Your judging android based on the gtab 7? That’s like judging iOS based on the iPhone 3g or original iPad.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Childs/1067107105 Matthew Childs

        i’m judging android based on the motorola droid i had, the galaxy tab i have, the android phones all of my friends have/had. i’m basing it on my days working for sprint, dealing with android daily. i’m basing it on dealing with android versions 1.5 up through 4. i think i have MORE than enough experience with android and more than enough input from others both from a job and from my personal life. i have more than enough experience to form an opinion. so try again.

    • ghettocowboy

      your last name will be stuck with you forever little child since you will never grow up

    • ghettocowboy

      Your last name tells me that you will never grow up

      • ExRoot

        What do you think your screen name says about you?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Childs/1067107105 Matthew Childs

        wow….what are you? 2?

    • Kok Hean

      You got the wrong device.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Childs/1067107105 Matthew Childs

        yeah it’s an Android device…it is the wrong device.

  • http://twitter.com/alexx1291 Cazz

    hopefully they discuss new anti-malware procedures xP GO VIRUSES! or… go iPhone

    • http://twitter.com/alexx1291 Cazz

      11 fandroids were offended. =]

  • http://twitter.com/drewstone2 drewstone

    maybe it will be for a Android update that 90% of the Android devices WILL NOT GET until 2014.
    “Our viruses will not be available to you until the next update, but most of you will not get it till a further update.”
    Signed Eric Schmidt, Apple Copier.

  • GambitGamer

    Like I’ve said in the past, why would you want a higher DPI than the ipads when you can’t even see the pixels on the the Retna display? If it help the screen at all it will be not noticible by just looking at it right? Or maybe DPI stands for something else….

  • Metroview

    iDroidDownloadBlog.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1185506387 Urim Morina

      No big deal even on Android blogs they post news about apple products or events

  • GoodSpeed

    Hi, I will be in NewYork during that period. Is there a chance to get an invite for the event? Where I should go to find a ticket?

  • SoCoMagNuM

    whats with the maturity level of this blog? cant you have a decent conversation/rebuttal without the childish remarks? smh

  • http://twitter.com/JoeyHendrixs Joseph Hendrixs

    i cant believe no 1 figured this out yet, it is an lg nexus, a 10inch nexus with a higher quality screen, android 4.2 which i believe is still named jellbean, and the hint google gave was the google now with “the playground is open” meaning more functionality for google now as in turn off wifi,, reminders, add events ec but also i believe it will be a little more open to add commands. Google ftw