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Google sent out a cryptic invite to media and press on Wednesday, with a New York City event taking place on Oct. 29. The focus will definitely be on Android, but will it be new hardware — the next Nexus, perhaps — new software, or both?

Google event in NYC, October 29

On Wednesday, Google sent press invites for a New York City event taking place on Oct. 29. The invitation notes that this an Android event of some kind, but has no details other than a cryptic phrase, “The Playground is open.”

Google event in NYC, October 29

There’s some speculation that the event will see the next Nexus phone launch, likely a smartphone based upon LG’s Optimus G handset. Another possibility revolves around updates to the Google Android Nexus 7 tablets as rumors have been making the rounds of a $99 Nexus 7 as well as a 32 GB model. If any new Android hardware is announced, it could be accompanied by a newer version of Android, possibly Android 4.2.

  1. The HTC Nexus +

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  2. It better ship this year.

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  3. Onno ter Wisscha Thursday, October 18, 2012

    My guess would be that is has to do with Google Play.
    More, better, more widely available media content?
    Subscription based content.
    Stuff like that.

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  4. A $99 Nexus 7? Not likely.

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  5. Gee, maybe they will update the Thunderbolt……aw, no way – just push push out new stuff and let the people who have supported you in the dumpster.

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