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Google Schedules Press Event With Sundar Pichai for July 24 – Android has to be the Topic, Right?

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Get yourself ready for some action – Google is sending out press invites to a July 24 event in San Francisco with Sundar Pichai (Chrome and Android boss) as the host. No topics were mentioned in the invite, but with so many Android rumors floating about, we’d be surprised if our favorite mobile OS wasn’t the topic. 

We still have yet to see Android 4.3, even after a half-dozen rumored launch dates have passed by. The Moto X is looming, especially with Verizon set to announce the new Motorola DROID lineup the day before in NYC. And don’t forget about the new Nexus 7 whose pricing just popped up this morning.

There is a livestream planned, so everyone should be able to join in on the festivities.

Guesses?

Via:  CNET

  • Tom Z

    Maybe someone should ask him who they hired from the apple maps team, then came over and destroyed a great navigation program.

  • dilharo

    Surprise desert along with crunchy chrome for Breakfast!!
    Who can say no?

  • STeveo

    I am just concerned about what the best phone will be out for Verizon by Late August (maybe early Oct.)

  • ddevito

    CHROME + ANDROID merge

  • XvierX

    I know it’s a stretch but if the new Nexus 7 is released, I hope the dock is released simultaneously. If not, at least let it be compatible with the first gen dock.

  • Bigwavedave25

    Maybe he’ll throw out a little apology about the Play All Access debacle when you had to make a payment change and it would auto-cancel your subscription!! According to CS they have a bunch of programmers in a closed room working on a fix and account restoration… manually. Yikes and Arrg – sux for them they missed that in the program code, but I just want my music back!

  • Trevor

    Hoping he announces Nexus 7 part 2 running 4.3.

  • TeeJay1100

    Time to sell my Nexus 7 now!!!

    • Robert Macri

      $3.50 is the best I can do…

      • TeeJay1100

        Wow, u r funny

        • Fozzybare

          $7!

          • TeeJay1100

            Wow, u r not funny

          • Fozzybare

            fine. $16.

      • Frettfreak

        i can go $8 ;)

  • justjmatt

    The next Nexus 7, maybe an update to Chrome for Android. I wouldn’t bet on a new version of Android, no matter how incremental.

  • Robert Macri

    Breakfast? 4.3 Krispy Kreme?

    • joejoe5709

      Doughnut and Eclair took care of that for us.

      I’m ready for some pie! ;-)

    • michael arazan

      Cronut, croissant/ donut hybrid

  • PhilyP

    Please google! Just take my money!

  • MichaelFranz

    Android 4.3 will probably just be a bug fixer/prep release for whatever is in store for 5.0. Its probably very minor at that and very minor tweaks in performance and security but i am pretty sure its stuff needed to implement the upcoming 5.0

    • EC8CH

      not much up front, but plenty in the back

      • Pedro

        The mullet of software releases?

        • joejoe5709

          I was thinking maybe the JLo of software releases. Ha!

          • Pedro

            That’s the special Viva Movil edition :)

  • Daniel Walsh

    What’s the point of Android 4.3? It’s a minor update and we all know the Nexus 5 will get the newest and greatest version of Android and it’s going to be a big update. I don’t think Google should even release Android 4.3 because it’s really small. You can put that into the big update which is being released a few months later. We could really care less for an incremental update and we’ve been waiting for a big update.

    • Daeshaun Griffiths

      And hold the Nexus 7 2 back? New hardware without new software isn’t that attractive.

    • TeeJay1100

      Speak for yourself, not everyone else….

    • Mike

      The memory leaks from 4.2.2 warrant an update.

  • Corey Foltman

    Nexus 7-2, Nexus 5 and Android 4.3…

  • Michael

    Maybe (Hopefully) they will abandon awful chrome on phones. works sooooooo slow!

    • zwieblekopf

      What do you use instead?

      • Michael

        stock browser

        • joejoe5709

          Quick controls, flash support and a true full screen mode with or without the status bar. Nuff said.

      • MacNificent

        Next Browser!!! FTW

      • bboyairwreck

        Dolphin. Still can’t get away from the gestures

    • Matthew DiGiacomo

      Chrome has been the best browser for me

    • Joshua Bailey

      Agreed. Chrome is dreadfully slow on every device I own. The Chrome Beta tends to be a little more responsive, but still not up to Google’s own standards. Stock browser is the fastest.

  • droyd4life

    My wallet is ready.

    • NIGHTSCOUT

      Nice subliminal message :D

  • Bionic

    4.3 will be released along with the new nexus 7. 4.3 is pretty minor.

    5.0 is targeted for October along with the Nexus 5.

    • I-Troll-U

      Per Sarge? lol

      • Bionic

        yes

        • I-Troll-U

          How did I guess…

        • Dean

          Bionic… couple of questions about your leaks…

          What happened to the supped up Moto X that was supposed to land this fall? I always thought (via rumors of course) that Moto would launch the X, a high end X, and then the NOVA in 1Q2014.

          • Bionic

            It is still coming

          • Dean

            Nice. I’m willing to wait several more months for that, but not until 1Q14. My Bionic is losing life.

            I’m just hoping it will at least have an S6 and 1080 screen.

          • Bionic

            Yeah i hope so to

          • Charlie

            Bionic, i asked over in the LG G2 thread, but you probably missed it. you had a hearty laugh at my expense (deservedly so) when i asked if the N5 would be available thru VZW. BUT, i was wondering if there are any plans/rumors that N5 might be released w/ a cdma/lte variant so it could be bought at full retail and still used on VZW??

            after owning the OG and GNex, i just can’t stomach the thought of not getting another Nexus. i’m locked into VZW for the next 1.5 yrs because of my wife and son’s iP’s, and am just looking for some hope that i won’t be left out of the Nexus fun…

            btw, i’m in Phx – so don’t talk to me about “it’s hot outside”… lol!!

          • Bionic

            im honestly not sure, google has no love for CDMA so i wouldnt bet on it, but you never know

          • Charlie

            thanks. not what i was hoping to hear, but thanks for the reply.

            i guess the secondary question is how tight have the LG bootloaders been locked down? i’m not familiar w/ LG devices, so i don’t know if the G2, if it came to VZW, could still be hacked.

          • Bionic

            Dont know, but we’re talking about a Nexus here

          • Charlie

            sorry, didn’t mean to veer off topic. i was just hoping for some insight into the G2, and its hackability, since that would appear to be my best hope for getting close to an N5 on VZW (based on my understanding that the N5 will be pretty close to the G2). as relieved as my wife would be for me to not be able to spend a bunch of my time hacking my phone, i can’t seem to stop… lol

            thanks for all the N5 and Moto Nova info, tho – your insight and info is always appreciated!!!

      • Tender Vittles

        I don’t know why you guys are all getting your panties in a bunch of Bionic’s leaks. There’s 2 possible outcomes here:

        1 Bionic is correct, or largely correct, and you’ve been put in the loop and can plan your purchases accordingly

        2 Bionic is the loneliest person on the planet to have not only concocted, but then spent weeks (months?) perpetuating this narrative for…zero personal gain other than to troll. This amounts to an investment in time and forethought for absolutely zero payoff.

        I’m serious, who the hell would devote as much time Bionic has to a fraud like this? Bionic, i for one will give you the benefit of the doubt and say there’s no way that you’re that lonely and have that much time on your hands. If you do, then I tip my hat to you for being so dedicated to an utterly pointless pursuit.

        • I-Troll-U

          Maybe because this supposed Sarge changes his mind on what is and what isn’t more than a woman changes clothes?

          • Tender Vittles

            So, then what Bionic says is of little import to you. Learn to filter.

          • I-Troll-U

            Back at ya ;)

        • Bionic

          Considering I am happily married with kids, im gonna say number 1. LOL

          • Tender Vittles

            I hope you didn’t take my missive as calling you out, was not my intent.

          • Bionic

            i didnt, its cool man. I can honestly understand why people might think im full or crap…..but like you said, to what end? I have a life, im off work today and its hot as hell outside so im on here talking it up.

          • joejoe5709

            +1 Internet points to Bionic for a good attitude. :-)

          • NIGHTSCOUT

            I don’t think i’ve ever seen Bionic lose his cool. Unlike me.

    • http://tumblr.dominick.co/ Dominick Scarfogliero

      Why would they release a minor update and then a major one four months later? Makes no sense. Might as well just wait to release 5.0.

      • AnotherAndroidKid

        Because 4.3 updates many things people need/want. BLE for example.

        • http://tumblr.dominick.co/ Dominick Scarfogliero

          It doesn’t matter because the majority of phones wouldn’t get the update for months anyway. It would just add to the “fragmentation” problem. X.X is not a minor update. Look how big 4.1 was. If they want to release 4.2.3 to add BLE, then that’s fine.

          • Frettfreak

            does it REALLY matter what they call it? 4.2.3 or 4.3… who cares.

      • Hoffman

        Because not everyone will be updated to 5.0, but those who currently, or soon will have, 4.0 will receive the incremental update of 4.3.

        • joejoe5709

          Exactly. Many phones and tablets will never progress into 5.0 unless rooted. So 4.3 is the final (or close to it) cap on 4.0. I’m actually really glad Google sees there software through to the end instead of abandoning it for newer projects.

      • Bionic

        sure it makes sense. its to clean stuff up in google now because 5.0 is very google now centric

        • Frettfreak

          not to mention 4.3 will likely be the ending release for a LOT of devices i would guess, they are trying to make it as good as possible. 5.0 i am sure will have more hardware requirements that a lot of older phones wont be able to handle.

        • PhoenixPath

          Please tell me they aren’t pulling a Microsoft and completely “re-imagining” the interface of the OS….

          If Android starts looking like the web-store, I’m done. I quit. I’ll throw my phones away and go live on an island somewhere…

    • joejoe5709

      This makes sense, actually. 4.3 with the new Nexus7 and 5.0 with a new Nexus phone (and perhaps a new Nexus10?) before the holiday season. The hypebeasting will soon get into full swing, people! Who knows what this year will bring… Maybe even a Google smartwatch! :-)

      • CasperTFG

        Yes! The Nexus 10 line. FTW!

        • Frettfreak

          Only FTW if they get rid of some bezel and actually TRY to sell these… You know… some advertisements and such. IMO the NExus 10 was ugly and a flop

          • PhoenixPath

            Ugly? Pfft…

            I love my n10./ Wish the WiFi worked a bit better than it does (constantly crapping out in the middle of shows, etc…) but I just haven’t gotten around to pestering Google for a replacement.

    • Silver Veloz

      Which phone line do you think will have 5.0 and when?

      • Bionic

        Nexus 5, october

  • John Simonelli

    Upgrading my GNex soon, and a new Nexus 7. 2013 might be a good year after all.

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    YES!

  • Daniel Walsh

    Android 4.3 and the the new Nexus 7.