In continuation to our article on confirmation of the new features in Android 4.2, The Next Web also reports that their knowledgeable source has also confirmed which devices Google would be unveiling at their October 29th event. Now that should give everyone some respite from all the wild rumours that have been doing the rounds over the past few weeks. So here it is, the list of devices that Google would be unveiling- while some of these were expected, Google has been known to surprise us at times- and pleasantly so. Read on:
Nexus 7 32 GB : There has never been more buzz around a variant of an existing tablet, than with the Nexus 7 32 GB, which will be finally and formally announced by Google. The surprise bit here, is that Google will also announce a second variant of the 32 GB Nexus 7, with HSPA+ ! Now this would be a boon to people who are always on the move, and are dependent either on a tethered connection or open wifi networks. Way to go, Google!
LG Nexus 4 : This shouldn’t come as a surprise, considering the amount of leaks this rumoured device has had. But now that the secret is out, yes, the LG Nexus 4 will make its debut on stage on Oct 29th. Featuring a quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 display, 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera (and 1.3-megapixel front-facing snapper) and a 2100mAh battery. The LG Nexus 4 would also be a showcase platform to launch Google’s newest iteration of the Android OS – 4.2.
Samsung Nexus 10 : While we are not exactly sure this is what the device would be called, what we are sure about now, is that Google would be launching a new 10 inch tablet manufactured by Samsung, which goes by the internal moniker of Codename Manta, confirming previous leaks about this device. Although at the time of the leak, there was ambiguity on whether this would be a Samsung or a Motorola product, on account of the code name. But here it is, and Samsung it is. This would be Samsung’s third Nexus, in as many years, and should establish them as one of Google’s preferred OEMs for Nexus devices. The new 10″ tablet will come with an eyeball-popping 2560 x 1600 resolution at a 300 PPI density, trouncing the iPad 3’s 264 PPI, and will showcase Android 4.2 on the tablet platform.
Google’s event tagline of “The playground is open” indicates that there may be a lot more action on D-Day, and we are waiting anxiously for October 29th. For those who may not be lucky enough to be there live, you can catch the action live on Youtube.