By Anu Passary | Oct 23, 2012 09:33 AM EDT
With plenty of events lined up for this month from Apple, Microsoft, and Google, tech enthusiasts can look forward to a slew of devices that will intensify the holiday season rivalry. A new report indicates that Google will unveil both new hardware and software at its Oct. 29 event, slated to be held in New York City.
According to Web site The Next Web, an anonymous source has let on that Google has been updating its employees with its Oct. 29 event plans.
"A source with knowledge of Google's plans has told The Next Web that the search giant has been distributing a video recorded at one of its weekly all-hands "TGIF" meetings on its internal network, which details the devices that will be unveiled at its hastily arranged October 29 event (which we will also be attending)," reported The Next Web.
The build-up to the Google event has seen a host of leaks surface on the Internet, including one that suggested that Google will release a new 32GB variant of its immensely popular Nexus 7 tablet.
The Web site goes on to state that its source has also confirmed that in addition to this version, Google will be releasing another variant of the Nexus 7, which will offer HSPA+ (3G0 support.
The site also reveals that Google's new Android 4.2 OS will retain the Jell Bean moniker and not be called Key Lime Pie as previously thought. Rumor has it that the new version will allow for multiple user accounts on the same device improved panoramic photos, and a new Play Store.
"It has been confirmed that as part of Android 4.2, Google will introduce 'Content in the center,' which will allow users to access Play Store content from a widget and 'Tablet Sharing' which will suit families and enterprise users, providing them with a simple and easy to switch between several users on a tablet, each with their own email and apps," stated the report.
The report also divulged details on the rumored 10-inch tablet Google was believed to have been working on with Samsung called the Nexus 10. The site's source has let on that the tablet has been codenamed "Manta" and runs on Google's new Android 4.2 operating system. The tablet will offer a 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution (16:10 aspect ratio) at 300 ppi, which is a lot higher than the 264 ppi density of the new ipad.
"The Manta codename also ties up with Android Police's sleuthing, where it was suggested the launch of a 10-inch tablet device. We believe the Samsung tablet will be called the 'Nexus 10′ but we were unable to confirm at the time of publishing," noted the Web site.
Leaks and rumors surrounding the LG manufactured nexus smartphone too have been running amok on the Internet of late. According to The Next Web, the leaks are "100 percent correct" and Google is gearing up to launch the LG Nexus 4 smartphone at its event.
Rumors stipulate that the device will have a quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon processor, which is clocked at 1.5GHz. The smartphone will sport a 4.7-inch display with 1280 x 768 pixels resolution. The LG Nexus 4 will have 2GB of RAM and offer 16GBof storage. It will also feature an 8-megapixel rear-facing and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The device will also pack in a 2100mAh battery and run on the new Android 4.2 software.
Whether the rumors are authentic will be revealed when Google takes the stage on Oct. 29. Till then one can only wonder.
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