Google’s Android plans revealed: A new Nexus 7, iPad killer and more
Google has an Android event scheduled for next week, on the very same day Microsoft is hoping to show Windows Phone 8 off to the world. It may have quite a task ahead of it luring attention away from the search giant though: according to a new report, Google’s got quite the pack of goodies to show off, including new tablets and a phone, plus a whole new version of its popular smartphone operating system.
The Next Web reports that Google has a trio of new gadgets due for unveiling at its Android “Playground” event next week. Up first is the higher capacity, 32GB version of its Asus Google Nexus 7 Android tablet, which doubles the available storage on the current £159 bargain of a model.
That’s not all though. Alongside it, Google will reveal what’s likely called the Nexus 10, a Samsung made 10-inch tablet with an astonishingly sharp 2560×1600 resolution screen which may even put the iPad’s Retina Display to shame. LG’s Nexus 4 turbo phone will also make its debut, packing in all the specs we’ve heard about previously, such as a 4.7-inch HD screen and a quad-core processor.
Alongside all this new hardware, Google will reveal version 4.2 of Android, though it may not merit the name of “Key Lime Pie. This minor update to the current Android 4.1 “Jelly Bean” will include a new homescreen widget showing off new content on the Google Play store, and an accounts option so multiple users can log into the same account, much like a Windows PC or a Mac.
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