There have been a lot of speculation about two things, Google IO and Google’s Nexus line. Recent rumors has pointed to a November 5th release of 5 different OEM built Nexus devices. The reason for the 5 theme is that the 5th of November will also be the fifth anniversary of the Android platform.
The rumors of a Google branded Nexus tablet first came around when Asus demonstrated their 7 inch tablet at CES earlier this year. The tablet was set to release with a ~$200 price point and equipped with NVIDIA’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor. The rumors want us to believe that Google liked the idea of the lower cost of the tablet (would bring a lot more Android tablets to the market and take market share away from the iPad) and asked Asus to be the manufacturer their Nexus tablet so that it would be available to the public for the lower costs. Maybe believe that this rumor is true because Asus has scrapped their plans for their own mid range tablet.
Last week, NVIDIA announced their plans with their ““project kai.” This project talks about their plans to make a tablet at or below the $200 price point. TechnoBuffalo has a reliable source that has “confirmed” that this means Google’s $200 Nexus tablet will be powered with the Tegra 3. Their source also confirms that this tablet will be shown off at this years Google IO.
So what exactly is planned for this years Google IO? Well we know the schedule for the individual sessions that will be taking place during the 27th-29th. Nothing completely stands out for major announcements but that just leads to more speculation on subjects like the Nexus line and the possible announcement of Android 5.0 (Jelly Bean). I will be at Google IO to make sure to bring you all the exciting news straight from Google themselves!
And at the time of this posting, there is only 30 days, 21 hours, and 56 minutes left until the start of the Day 1 keynote!