This is that time of the year again when Google fans, Android maniacs in particular get excited about the new offerings from Google. Google organizes Google I/O every year around mid-May to unleash their new/improved products, apps and softwares. It also conducts Developer Conference by inviting several Android developers around the globe to introduce them to the new APIs, to discuss about various technical aspects of Google, Chrome, Android and the products built around it. This year’s event kicks off on 15th May, Wednesday at Moscone Center, San Francisco and ends on 17th May. Rumors are upbeat about new version of Android 4.3, Google X Phone, Nexus 7, and Babel. So let’s get into the details of what to and what not to expect from this year’s Google I/O 13.
Speculations about the launch of a new version of Android 5.0, named as Key Lime Pie are spreading like a wildfire for the past few months. But the latest buzz is that Google may still want to hide the best for some more time. Recent reports suggest that Google is planning to launch yet another flavor of Jelly Bean, a dotted upgrade to 4.2. This is a bit of disappointing news for Android fans, but knowing the fact that how Google continued to amaze its fans through every dotted version of upgrade so far, we might well have a more enriched and smoother Jelly Bean experience with 4.3. This is in fact a blessing in disguise for the mobile hardware manufacturers like Samsung, HTC, Sony Ericsson etc. Because they can still market their devices stating Jelly Bean as the latest of android OS flavors.
Another big news that we might hear is about the next generation of Nexus 7 tablets, Nexus 4 with LTE, and Google Babel. Babel is the centralized version of all the messaging applications that Google offers so far. This is a welcome move from Google to unify all the chatting applications that are spread across Google Mail, Google Talk and Google+. Now that Google Glass is already out we may not see much updates on this from Google I/O 13. And mostly talked about Google’s X Phone from Motorola may still wait for some more time. Chrome OS and its apps is another area where we might see a lot of updates about during this year’s conference. But the most exciting factor for Nexus users could be the release of new android version 4.3.
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