Google I/O brought tons of exciting new features and news in the world of Android. Sadly, there wasn't new hardware or that Nexus 7 redux we've been talking about as of late. Many rumors and leaks suggest a new Nexus 7 is coming, but Google didn't unveil anything. However, their new Google+ Hangouts video released yesterday might have just given us our first glance.
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Google I/O 2013 is less than a week away at this point. The conference runs from May 15th through the 17th and will hopefully bring plenty of goodies for Android users. While there is still some question as to what will be shown and announced, we do know that Google will be running things a little bit different this year. The Google I/O schedule was released earlier in the month and it shows just one keynote. The keynote will run for a few hours on the morning of May 15th and this will be where our immediate attention is focused. The Android Community team will be on-site to bring you the latest, however as we recently saw with the release of the Google I/O 2013 app, these events will also be streamed for those not able to attend.
pegged July as the release timeframe for the next-generation Nexus 7 tablet. While that still remains to be seen, it looks like a fairly complete set of specs have since been leaked. Some of them touch on earlier rumors, such as in the case of the display. This latest Nexus 7 leak has the display resolution jumping from 1280 x 800 up to 1920 x 1200.
Google launched an all-new and improved Play Store yesterday. They completely redesigned the Play Store and today in celebration it looks like they want to reward all of you Android faithful over on Twitter. Starting a new campaign asking users to tell them what their #favoritethings are.
Nexus 7 tablet available beginning in July, however the other side to this story may the one that is slightly more interesting. That side is touching on the pricing, and assuming these latest reports prove to be accurate -- it looks like Google will have the Nexus 7 available for as little as $149.
ASUS is planning on showing off a couple of new devices in the coming months. After launching the ASUS FonePad in April, ASUS is said to be previewing the next generation of Nexus 7s in May (most likely at Google's I/O conference), and launching a brand new phone in June. The rumors come from sources who tipped off Digitimes. The rumors don't seem far from the truth, however, because we already know that Google plans on launching a successor to its current Nexus 7.
Nexus 7 everyone has been waiting for, that elusive tablet dock? Well, after plenty of waiting it appears to finally be available right from Google in the Play Store. Today it arrived for the low price of $29.99, and you can get one right this minute for our favorite 7-inch slate.
ASUS and Google have sold of their popular Nexus 7, you won't have much luck. The folks from Google are pretty quiet when it comes to sales figures, and we still don't have any concrete details. Today however some analysts have reported that the slate has sold roughly 4.6 million units since hitting the market.