Google Rolls Out Invites For An Event On October 24th

Google Rolls Out Invites For An Event On October 24th

The world is anxiously waiting on Google to finally launch its next smartphone, the Nexus 5, alongside Android 4.4 KitKat. Given the nature of these announcements, it’s likely that Google will conduct a formal event to unveil them. The company has started sending out invites for an event on October 24th in New York City, but unfortunately, it seems that the event doesn’t have anything to do with these products.

So what does Google plan on announcing at this event? Judging by the invite, it looks like the event will be focused on Google Play. The text on the invitation is certainly vague, it doesn’t offer any hint about what to expect. “Join us for a night out with Google Play. Music, movies, games, and a special performance by Capital Cities,” reads the invite. We’ll just have to wait until October 24th and see what Google has planned. Perhaps it might have something to do with the rumored Play Store refresh, its unlikely that the company will conduct an event just for that, but there’s a possibility that the refresh might be a small part of the festivities. As far as the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat event is concerned, we’ll just have to keep our fingers crossed and hope that the invites for that particular event are rolled out in the near future.

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    White Nexus 5 Teased By Allegedly Leaked Retail Packaging

    White Nexus 5 Teased By Allegedly Leaked Retail Packaging

    There have already been a lot of leaks about the Nexus 5, Google’s upcoming smartphone. The company hasn’t said when its going to officially announce this device, and until it does that, the leaks won’t stop coming in. The latest leak concerns purported retail packaging of Nexus 5, the box itself doesn’t seem to be that different from those of other Nexus devices.

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    Official Nexus 5 Press Render Pulled From Google’s Server

    Official Nexus 5 Press Render Pulled From Googles ServerThanks to a leak earlier today, the Nexus 5’s press rendering made an appearance sporting Telus’ carrier branding. Shortly after the Nexus 5 listing was spotted on Google Play’s store and now thanks to the folks at Android Police, they have managed to pull the official press rendering from Google’s image server directly, which you can view it at this link assuming Google does not remove it. Given that this image was pulled directly from Google, this is pretty much as official as it gets and based on what we can see, the Nexus 5 will sport a new camera icon, a phone icon, and a new Gmail icon as well.

    Still no word on when Google will announce the Nexus 5, but presumably it will be sometime later this month as the previous Nexus 4 was announced around this time of the year as well. The rumors are claiming the device will feature a 5” Full HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core chipset, an 8MP camera, and will run on Android 4.4 KitKat. It is also expected to be priced starting at $350 for the 16GB version which is according to the Google Play store listing that was sighted earlier.

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    Nexus 5 Makes An Appearance On Google Play

    Nexus 5 Makes An Appearance On Google PlaySo it was only just now that a rendering of the upcoming Nexus 5 was leaked and to help make things a little more official, it seems that the US Google Play store has listed the Nexus 5 along with a short description of the handset. Unfortunately the actual listing for the device is not accessible at the moment, meaning that the full specs of the handset is still unknown. The device appears to come with a price tag of $349 which is different from the $399 price that we heard of a few days ago. That is the price of the 16GB model, so presumably the 32GB model could retail for around the $400 mark.

    For those who haven’t been following the news, the Nexus 5 is the upcoming Nexus device from Google and it is expected to be announced sometime later this month. Some of its alleged specs include a 5” Full HD display a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset, an 8MP camera, and will obviously be running on Android 4.4 KitKat which is currently the latest version of Google’s Android operating system. No word on when exactly the device will launch, but hopefully with this listing, we will be hearing an announcement from Google in the near future.

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    Alleged LG Nexus 5 Press Images Leaked, Carrier Branding Spotted

    Alleged LG Nexus 5 Press Images Leaked, Carrier Branding SpottedThe Nexus 5 smartphone, which will be manufactured by the folks over at LG, has been getting its fair amount of attention in recent days, and with good reason, too. It will be the next flagship device from Google, and we have just seen a new batch of press images leaked out, complete with carrier branding to boot. This will certainly add to more buzz about the upcoming Nexus 5, which will actually take just a few more days before it ends up as official.

    The leaked images do depict the Nexus 5’s front portion, but that is about it. However, the good news is, these press images look pretty realistic, so chances are it might not be a Photoshop job or a fantastic piece of artwork that was drawn up by an eager beaver of a Nexus 5 fan.

    Apart from the now trademark understated look of the Nexus range, the Nexus 5 that was depicted will also come with the Telus carrier branding, which means it will most probably be sold in a whole lot more of other places. Needless to say, there should also be an option to pick up this particular handset as an unlocked device from the Play Store, which frees you from monthly commitments.

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    Screenshots Of Redesigned Google Play Store Leaked

    Screenshots Of Redesigned Google Play Store Leaked

    Google is expected to make a major Android related announcement later this month. It is on track to unveil Android 4.4 KitKat, which is expected to bring a number of major changes. It appears that Google is also working on a redesign for Google Play Store. Leaked images show a redesigned Google Play Store for Android version 4.4, to be absolutely clear, its not Android version 4.4 but the app version of the Play Store. It can not be said for sure if this redesigned app will be released alongside the next major Android update.

    One major change shown off by the leaked images is the replacement of Google Play Store’s existing overlay menu system with a slide-out navigation menu. This isn’t something entirely new, Google has favored this navigation menu in a number of its mobile apps, so it doesn’t really come as a surprise to see that it might do the same with Play Store for Android. With a number of major options being moved to the slide-out menu, the overlay menu seems to only include the Help and Settings menus. Apparently this redesigned version is already being tested on Android 4.4 devices, which could mean that its being tested out on the yet to be released Nexus 5 smartphone. Still, it not known right now if Google plans on rolling out Play Store version 4.4 prior to the release of Android 4.4 KitKat. [Images via AndroidPolice]

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