Google has begun sending out invites for an Android set to take place in San Francisco on July 24th and while the company is mum on exactly what will be announced, it’s very likely that we’ll see both Android 4.3 and a new Nexus 7 2 take the stage and finally reveal themselves to the world.
Since Google I/O 2013 came and went, rumors of a Nexus 7 2 and an Android 4.3 update have swirled. The Nexus 7 2 is widely believed to be an Asus-built tablet that will be coming with better specs and a higher price tag than the original Nexus 7. As for Android 4.3, it’s thought to be a Jelly Bean update with only a few differences from Android 4.2.
And while rumors have raged, Google has refused to announce anything, instead, letting the rumors do the talking. Things appear to be coming to a head though as the company has sent out media invites to an event in San Francisco, inviting media to join Android head Sundar Pichai for breakfast that morning. The invite doesn’t specify exactly what will be on tap but given the rumors, it’s likely that we’ll see Android 4.3 and a new Nexus 7 tablet introduced that morning.
The event is invite-only though there will be a live stream where consumers can follow along. Consumers will be able to tune in through Google-owned YouTube to follow the action.
What Google is going to be announcing is open for debate but Android 4.3 and the Nexus 7 2 are elephants in the room. We’ve seen Android 4.3 Jelly Bean leak out for Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Google Edition owners to try and we’ve seen information in regards to the Nexus 7 2 emerge on a near daily basis with the device seemingly passing through a number of certifications on its way to shelves. So while Google doesn’t want to say what it will be announcing, and yes at this point it could be anything, consumers can bet on new software and a new tablet.
Android 4.3 is expected to feature some small upgrades from Android 4.2 including Bluetooth LE (Light Energy), font changes and some tweaks to the camera application.
The Nexus 7 2 is said to be a full-fledged update to the Nexus 7 line and feature a 1980 x 1200 display, quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor, 5MP camera, Android 4.3 and a price tag that starts at $230.