Google Seeking Headlines with Major Android News After iPad Mini Event
Next Tuesday belongs to Apple with its long awaited announcement regarding the iPad mini. And although tech headlines will certainly be owned by Apple next week, the remainder of October could belong to Google and Microsoft.
Google has scheduled a media event of its own for October 29th. Media invites were sent out this morning and they are raising speculation about Google rolling out the next major version of Android. In response to the design and content of invites from Google, some think Google will also use the event to make a major Google Play announcement.
"It's unclear exactly what Google will be announcing at its event," says Michael Nunez of the International Digital Times, "but most experts are pointing to the widely rumored LG Nexus phone, a variant of the LG Optimus G, that will reportedly be launched to introduce the newest version of the Android operating system, Android 4.2 Key Lime Pie. Google is also rumored to be launching a new 32GB version of the Nexus 7 tablet. Another rumor suggests that Google could be releasing several Nexus-brand phones including one called the Sony Nexus X."
Ironically enough, the date selected by Google to unveil whatever is behind the curtain just happens to be the same date of Microsoft's big unveiling of the new Windows phone. So is Google trying to steal Microsoft's thunder? The bigger question, of course, is how quickly and comprehensively both Google and
Microsoft might steal Apple's media thunder after the iPad mini is released.
Source: International Digital Times