Something’s brewing at Google: Android event on Oct. 29

On Wednesday, Google(s goog) 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.