Google may unveil three new Nexus devices at Playground event

Several sources are now reporting that Google will introduce three new Nexus devices at their October 29th event in New York City. To go with the new devices, it also appears an updated Android 4.2 Jelly Bean will be unveiled. The sources have received information claiming Google provides info on the devices to be introduced via a “TGIF” video they sent out internally to their employees this past Friday.

Considering all of the leaked photos and other “reveals,” it appears to be all but certain that a new LG Nexus 4 smartphone will be announced on October 29th. No one has uncovered any information at the FCC so far, but the Taiwanese equivalent has processed an ASUS 7-inch tablet that is likely a 3G capable Nexus 7 tablet. This is supposedly the second of the three devices. The third is rumored to be a 10-inch Nexus tablet produced by Samsung. We know Samsung is working on this device, but according to reports development of the screen will supposedly delay this until sometime in early 2013. Could this device be closer to release than anyone realizes?

Along with the three devices, Google is also expected to announce the availability of Android 4.2, an incremental update to Jelly Bean. Some of the features that are believed to be included in the update are:

  • improvements to Google Now that includes some location awareness;
  • notification improvements that will enable reading an entire message in the notification area;
  • UI improvements for larger tablets;
  • keyboard improvements;
  • profiles for tablets and possibly phones;
  • access to Play Store content via a widget; and
  • support for vertical panoramic photos.

Do you have any other ideas on what Google may have planned for their event? Do you think the above may be all or are there other surprises in store for us? Let us know what you think in the comments.

source: Android and Me

About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.

  • diamond_drois

    Maybe some updates to there Google Apps.

  • hamed saleh

    i herad some rumors too that google planning to add multi-user feautre on their new android OS that it will reveal on the 29th oct event but i dont know if itis true or not but we will all see what will happen in the next awesome (i think) event

  • Vertical panorama? Was that one a joke?