The 29th of this month is the date when Google will host their Android related event. It is the date when we will find out how many of the rumors that have flooded the Internet lately are true. There are some things we know almost for certain, like the fact that Google will announce their next Nexus branded smartphone made by LG. Let’s take a more detailed look at the things to expect.
Given the fact that the invitations sent for the event feature the Android OS, it is most likely that we will see a new version of the software. It is rumored that the new version 4.2 will be based on Jelly Bean, announced a few months ago, and with some new features included that will prove to be very useful. One of the new things that we expect to be introduced in a new version of Gmail – version 4.2. The app will feature swipe gestures, like in the notifications tray, to delete or archive. Google has also introduced the much longed pinch-to-zoom functionality to Gmail. Another feature of the OS will be a quick-shortcuts menu, that will allow you to quickly and conveniently access toggles to the most important functions. The menu will be accessed with a swipe gesture from the notifications tray, where it doesn’t take any space, as we see with custom ROM’s or apps.
Google Nexus 7 will be revamped with the launch of new models with support 3G Networks. There will also be increased capacities for the model, that will reach 32GB, with the 8GB version no longer available. It is also expected that the new variants will be sold from the Play Store and come with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean pre-installed. The 32GB model will apparently cost $250, while the 16GB version will cost only $200.
The next in line smartphone to carry the Nexus brand will be called the Nexus 4. It is manufactured by LG and based off the hardware configuration of the korean manufacturer’s current flagship device – the LG Optimus G. Packing a quad-core configuration, Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset, the Nexus 4 will be one of the fastest smartphones available on the market. Coupled with the stock Jelly Bean 4.2 interface and with the 2GB of RAM, few devices will be able to stand in its way. The device features a 4.7-inch IPS+ True HD display at a resolution of 1280×768 and an 8MP camera on the back. The Nexus 4 will boast the same design characteristics of the Galaxy Nexus and be available in 8GB and 16GB internal storage options. The price will go around $600 for the 8GB version.
If you found the screen of the Nexus 7 tablet to be a little to small, then you might want to wait until Monday. Google is expected to launch another long rumored device – the Nexus 10. The tablet features a 10-inch display and is made by Samsung, with the same design characteristics of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The manufacturer has included a micro USB port, micro HDMI port, charging port, headphone jack, front- and rear-facing cameras and a notification LED on the Nexus 10. There are not a great deal of things we know about the hardware configuration of the device, only that it will also run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and be priced very competitive.
And there you have it. These are the top things we can expect at the Google event on Monday. Be sure to check us out for complete info about all the announcements that will be made on Monday.