Google has planned an event on 29 October in New York as rumored last week. It has completed sending out the invitations to the press. If the recent rumors turn out to be true, Google might reveal the new Nexus phone and tablet during next 10 days.
The event is expected to bring reports on the Android 4.1 updates, and may be mentioning about the upcoming Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie OS.
The invitation features Google search bar gadget from Android with ‘the playground is open’ cryptic message. New York City skyline image is the company’s logo behind the invitation.
The press conference will commence at 10 am ET (3 pm in UK) and will also have a live streaming in Android and Youtube.com. There are diverse reports on Nexus phone; the rumor is that it will feature a 4.7 inch screen. But it refers to “Nexus 4” from leaked pictures that might have 4-inch display if it adopts the naming convention like Nexus 7 tablet. The news is that the new Nexus is designed by LG, and shares some features of LG’s Optimus G. Reports suggest that HTC has also been working on the new Nexus 5 tablet.
The rumour hints that there may be a drop in price for both Nexus 7 and the high-end model Nexus 10. The price of the 32 GB version of Nexus 7 is $199. It might be dropping to $99. If the rumour holds true then Google would definitely lose money on each mobile sold.
The new device will feature a screen that comes with a high-resolution display when compared to the third generation iPad. The pixel resolution of iPad is 2048×1536 pixels and for Nexus it is 2560×1600 pixels. The sharp screen makes a strong selling point for Nexus against the new iPad.
It is expected that the new Android 4.2 with security improvement feature, along with some other new features will be coming soon.
Apple is in preparation for an event, which will be commencing on 23 October. It is expected that a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro and the new iPad Mini will be launched in the event.
And, in the same week Microsoft will be launching Windows 8 and the new Surface RT tablet to give Samsung’s new tablet a run for its money. There will be an announcement of other laptops and tablets. It’s going to be one of the big launches for tablets and PCs in the week. It is better to wait till the end of October before planning for any new tablet purchases.