Google’s 2013 I/O conference is scheduled to kick off in just a few hours, which of course leaves plenty of time for the rumor mill to do its work and give us a preview of what to expect. And if those claiming to know what’s coming are even half as right as they think they are, we’re in for the mother of all hardware and software showcases.
Leading the bill will in all likelihood be Android Key Lime Pie – the fifth-generation of the world’s most popular mobile OS. Precisely what Android 5.0 will bring to the table remains a mystery, but what we do know is that it will need the necessary hardware to show-off what it can do.
And of course, that’s where things start to get really exciting…
Despite the fact that the Google Nexus 5 Smartphone has been pretty much ruled out of the affair, there’s still every chance that we’ll see the grand unveiling of the Google Nexus 7 2 tablet. Set to follow in the footsteps of last year’s Nexus 7 with an unstoppable package of value for money, the Nexus 7 2 will reportedly boast a stunning 1,900 by 1,200 HD touchscreen and more power than God.
Back on the Smartphone front, what we might see from Google is a new version of the LG Nexus 4 – in this instance a white 4G LTE variant of the hugely popular device, with a full 32GB of storage space.
Last year was of course the year of Google Glass at I/O, but chances are this year we’ll be finding out more details as to when the augmented reality headwear is likely to land in a commercial sense – not to mention how much we’ll have to pay for it.
Stay tuned for further details – I/O 2013 is shaping up to be a winner!