This is it, Android fans: Google will host an Android-centric event in New York on October 29th, and we can only assume it has something to do with the next Nexus phone.
If rumors hold true, Google will show off its new LG-built Nexus phone at the event, alongside an updated Nexus 7 tablet that has a higher storage capacity. The invitation to the event also seems to suggest that we'll hear more about Google Now, a feature that was added to Android back in June with the release of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The invitation contained a Google Now-themed screen with the tagline "The playground is now open," which makes me wonder if Google Now will finally be useful for something other than checking the weather.
It was about this time last year that Google first introduced the Samsung Galaxy Nexus running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, so it's quite possible that the company will show off both new hardware and software at this month's event.
The rumor mill will most assuredly be working in overdrive as we get closer to the event, but obviously nothing will be confirmed until the big G takes the stage in New York in two weeks. We'll be there to cover the announcement, but you can watch a video stream of the entire thing on the Android YouTube channel starting at 10am EST on October 29.
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