Google has already sent invites for its launch event on October 29, but the search giant did not unveil any details on the products to be announced next week.
It appears that Google decided to hold this event at the same time with Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 launch, set to take place on October 29 in San Francisco.
However, Google's event will take place in New York and sources claim the company has a lot goodies to unveil.
Firstly, Google is 100% sure to announce the next Nexus smartphone built by LG. Dubbed LG Nexus 4
, the handset will be shipped with Android 4.2 operating system out of the box.
Although Android 4.2 was also known as Key Lime, it appears that Google decided to retain the Jelly Bean name for this version as well.
We already know most of the specs of the LG Nexus 4, so expect this one to come a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 4.7-inch display that supports 1280 x 768 pixels resolution, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2GB of RAM and 2100 mAh Li-Ion battery.
Secondly, Google will officially unveil the 32GB Nexus 7 tablet, which has already been leaked. The good news is that the company will also launch a 3G version of the slate, which will offer HSPA+ connectivity. No word on availability and price yet.
The third device that will go official next week in New York will be a 10-inch Google tablet, which is said to be built by Samsung.
This one will come with a 10-inch display that supports 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution and Android 4.2 platform. According to The Next Web
, the tablet is codenamed Manta, but it will go on sale as Nexus 10. Android 4.2
will also be among the new products announced by Google on October 29. More details on the next version of the platform have been leaked by a source close to the matter, who prefers to remain anonymous. The Verge
forum user ryan_socio
claims the following new features will be available in the next version of Android:
"- Huge improvements to Google Now, cards will be different, a card comparing how much you’ve walked across months and a card that pops up whenever you go to a new city, showing all the POI’s and distance to them;
- Changes to the Camera interface;
- Notifications get further improvements, now you can read entire messages in the notification center;
- UI improvements for bigger tablets;
- The keyboard will come with something similar to SWYPE;
- Profiles feature is coming for the tablets, not sure about the Phone."