Google IO 2013 starts in roughly seven hours from now, so what do we think we are going to see announced. We must remember that we have been warned by Google that this year will not have a large focus on hardware, it will be mainly software orientated. However, that being said, here are the rumours (including hardware ones, however unlikely):
New Nexus 7
We believe that an upgraded version of the first Nexus tablet is on the way. After the introduction of the first model which changed the pricing structure within the tablet sector it is believed that Google and Asus are ready to build on it’s success. the new model is rumoured to sport a high resolution 1920×1200 screen.
White Nexus 4
Rumours suggest there will be a white nexus 4, some people are expecting a new hardware revision which may include LTE, but we think it is more likely that it will just be a white version of the already released black Nexus 4.
Samsung S4 Google Edition
As we posted, this one has taken everybody by surprise and if true could change the way all OEM’s offer high end devices.
This is a feature that has been wanted by many for a long time. All the google messaging services brought together under one app.
Google Play Music Streaming Service
Google are reportedly widening the appeal of Play Music after teaming up with both Sony and Universal music groups to extend beyond music playback and purchase. Good news for those without SD card slots.
Google Play Game Center
Details on this are still a little sketchy but we know that Google have recently hired a games designer, and a landing page was also leaked. Add this to the new market leaked last night with app data syncing and we may have good things ahead.
Google App Data Sync
We already know this is coming as the leaked Play Store and Leaked Play Services adds this option to settings, what we don’t know is what it will do, and how useful it will become.
New Android Version
Will it be Key Lime Pie or another Jelly Bean update? That’s really the only question on this one, because that’s what it’s all about after all.
Google Nexus Watch
It’s hard to say if there is any substance on this rumour but if it’s true then I’ll be buying one.
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