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The +Android team on Google+ has made a little announcement that we should expect a "surprise" tomorrow (Dec. 19).  What it may or may not be is currently the hot topic of discussion, and I'm not even going to make a guess.

But that doesn't mean you guys shouldn't -- speculate away in the comments, someone is bound to be right.

Source: +Android

 
There are 117 comments

Suprtrukr425 says:

Mabye a nice Christmas gift for us? Some more app deals!

Sensible guess is Google Hangouts for Google Plus Messenger.

voiceonly says:

I think they'll announce Cold Fusion is possible and the instructions on how to create your own personal Cold Fusion engine to power your home/apt/etc... forever!

That, or some funky recipe for Fluffernutter.

lstewartvt says:

Sprint Nexus

Dnomyar220 says:

I would be so happy...

ecaggiani says:

I wish! But I think Sprint would announce that.

frettfreak says:

unfortunately they just wouldn't announce it like this... although i have my fingers crossed. Would be an AWESOME surprise... but doubt it.

http://www.androidcentral.com/tags/nexus-s

Nexus S was released on Sprint earlier this year...

oh, you want another one? :)

Jonneh says:

Suddenly, Primes, Primes everywhere!!

That would make my day!

kadinldg says:

Primes with ICS pre-installed.

Small_law says:

4.0.3 for the Xoom. Or 4.0.3 for the Galaxy Nexus. Or both.

ecaggiani says:

Yes, please! My Xoom would be so happy.

PortareAF says:

4.0.3 Rolling out OTA ... Although not really a surprise... it has to happen sometime.

TerryMasters says:

Google Porn!

angryGTS says:

GSM Galaxy Nexus official release date in the U.S.!!!

shhon75 says:

That would top off my year..!

cwfranklin2 says:

"Majel" for Christmas!!!

d_pang says:

probably

blu8503 says:

prob true

ulnek says:

this would be amazing! but this is probably a year or so away.

markabele says:

ICS for all...every Android device ever made! Right?

MobiJew says:

ahah ur comments are cute... obviously its unicorn blood for us all

Dillon007 says:

Majel would be cool

joshua.worth says:

The ability to move market apps to other accounts....

Premium1 says:

Maybe more app deals. Or another update to the galaxy nexus.

galfert says:

Google+ will announce that they purchased Facebook and will be converting everyone's Facebook account to Google+

baykes says:

that would actually suck, one of Google+'s biggest selling points for me right now is the lack of ridiculous spam that incredibly gullible people keep passing on

gozirra says:

Google announces that they are in fact a controlling interest in CarrierIQ and that anyone using a gmail account to activate their phone has the apk installed.

SPRTUSR says:

ICS for EVO 3D!!! That's gotta be it...

Techjourney says:

The Nexus tablet!

dreedy1 says:

Now that could be a very real possiblity

Primed4nexus says:

Ive been waiting for one for a LOOOOOONG time!

El Jefe says:

It's called the Xoom.

Wicell says:

That was the first tablet, not a Nexus tablet. That's like saying the HTC G1 Dream was the first Nexus phone. It took over a year for the first nexus phone to come out, maybe now that tablets and ICS are established they are relating a Nexus tablet.

turbofan says:

The Xoom is the equivalent of a Nexus tablet. It was always base, standard Honeycomb, it has been the first to be updated, and now, when they released the ICS source, the devices to receive it were: Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, and Xoom.

The difference between saying the Xoom is a nexus tablet and the G1 was the first Nexus phone is that the Xoom was not the only Android device when it was released, whereas the G1 was the first consumer Android device. Your analogy is not accurate.

The only difference between the Xoom and a Nexus tablet would be a name... right now, the Xoom IS the nexus tablet.

tsunami1609 says:

The way I see it, the Xoom was Google first steps to get something, anything to the tablet market, somewhat similar to the G1. There was no need for a Nexus series because there were no manufacturer skins. Then phones like the Hero came out, and low and behold, the Nexus program began. Googles way of keeping at least one phone in the market working the way they had intended.

Now that we've reached a point where manufacturers are putting their own skins on tablets, we may need another nexus series to take over in the tablet field. We need some reference as to how google intends their OS to look on tablets, skin free.

And why not, it'd allow two companies to be in G's good graces each year, and they could offset the cycle so that we had something to look forward to every 6 months (aside from the usual conference) Oh, and NFC......yeah, android beam from your phone to your tablet would be awesome. .

But who are we kidding, none of this is gonna happen tomorrow. It'll probably be something cheap like a holiday sale.

Prof-KOS says:

You know the last 2 updates to Honeycomb hit the Asus Transformer befor ethey hit on the Xoom, right?

crxssi says:

The Motorola Xoom is, essentially, already, the "Nexus tablet". It was the official reference tablet for Honeycomb (this first Android tablet OS), the first device to release with Honeycomb, has zero carrier corruption, and is likely to be the first tablet with ICS.

Let's put it this way- the Xoom is far more of a Nexus device than the Verizon Galaxy "Nexus" is....

whitecomet says:

The ability to import all your facebook friends to google +. The ability to view all facebook post once you import your friends over and to message them. SO now you can say to hell with facebook.

rukcuss says:

+1

markkelley says:

ICS for the Thunderbolt? I can't even say it with a straight face.

Root your phone and install Vicious MIUI ICS and you'll be rolling.

whitecomet says:

ics for i phone 4s 4 and 3gs.

frankiegth says:

+1

Daniel0418 says:

Maybe it will be the prime getting ICS! That would he awesome.

crxssi says:

ICS for WiFi Xooms??

Balthazar B says:

It's obviously the new Google+ Android client that enables firing up a Hangout from your phone.

jdm417 says:

+1 This is what my money is on...

mansouan says:

I'd have to agree. Would love to see a non-kludge way to make calls over Google Voice to regular land lines. I'll bet on Verizon's LTE network it would be just as good as a regular call. GrooveIP is not adequate for business conference calls even over FiOS wifi.

icebike says:

An, news is out: You are all wrong.
Just tweaks to G+. Nothing major.

theGseries says:

I bet this is going to add Google Huddles. Can't wait to beat box with my boys, lol.

theGseries says:

I bet this is going to add Google Huddles. Can't wait to beat box with my boys, lol.

Timbitman says:

you guys are crazy, it's probably peace on earth. BUT HOPEFULLY ICS FOR ALL

inuchan says:

Surprise! Google is selling themselves to Apple.

nixternal says:

They are selling Motorola back, but keeping the patents.

Germian says:

How about an effing 32GB GSM Galaxy Nexus?

msmilanov says:

ICS for my microwave?

JasonPurp says:

ICS is for the freezer, silly!

drdeath91 says:

That would go nicely with my WebOS toaster...

ScottG says:

Wouldn't be surprised if it was the rumored Siri-like Voice Search update (codenamed Majel). I will be so happy if that is released.

icebike says:

Since they announced on Google +, and not the Google Blog, you can pretty much rest assured it has something to do with Google + and almost nothing to do with Android.

Don't get your hopes up for any ICS stuff or additional Nexus carriers.

DaEXfactoR says:

since it is the Android Google+ page, I'm pretty sure its Android related...

icebike says:

Exactly as I predicted, it's all about Google Plus tweaks and nothing to do with Android or ICS.

The news is now on the Google Blog,
Just a collection of silly little fixes and features.

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/google-few-big-improvements-befor...

Nothing to see here folks, move along please.

ramonm2 says:

Google Announcing they will be becoming a Carrier and we no longer have to wait for them to release phones.

Rickhuizinga says:

Whenever they tease some type of surprise, its always something lame. I predict an Android robot Christmas-themed live wallpaper.

atlas9171 says:

A Nexus tablet would be sweet but it will probably be a huge sale in the store or something like that.

crxssi says:

It already exists. It is called the "Xoom"

Csdaytona says:

Pork chop sandwiches!

Jelly Donut, the successor to ICS? Hopefully free Nexii for all the Google+ subscribers.

demiles says:

Maybe they figured out how to stop all lags in Android?

Google+ contains Carrier IQ?

hurricane87 says:

That the Transformer Prime is officially released in stores!

ulnek says:

they're going to announce the next nexus! it's been that long since the previous announcement!

EVIL_JIMMY says:

Galaxy nexus....s ;)

asd216 says:

That the original evo is getting ics?! Lol

pearljam5000 says:

Android 5.0

Well, I don't know about you, but I hope it's the Nexus Banana. I want my banana phone, darnit.

Ring ring ring.

Small_law says:

I'm thinking it'll be mobile hangouts, Google+ improvements.

MthII says:

Google has purchased Facebook, and renamed it "Google-"

frettfreak says:

LMAO!! +1

Lee_R3D says:

I'm liking the "Unicorn Blood" and "Nexus for Everyone" suggestions, in that order. Maybe we'll see billions of Nexus Unicorns spring up soon.

dwhall says:

Next Nexus will be on a Moto device.

ICS for everyone......

S_C_B says:

I'm calling in that Galaxy Nexus IOU from awhile ago!!

dcreed says:

They will announce that Google~ is now relevant.

richardsoper says:

a sprint galaxy nexus would be nice. Though I don't see that happening.

ro1224 says:

O.M.G. "Project Majel" as in Majel Barrett-Roddenberry? What rock have I been under to have not heard about this? The voice of #LCARS is gonna kick Siri's butt. ;)

jaydee311 says:

I'm sorry everybody is incorrect. The correct answer is that nobody will actually "care".

jaydee311 says:

And that's solely because Google + is a really funny joke.

Wicell says:

So, are you a south of the border iFan or north of the border facebook troll?

jaydee311 says:

iFan? I feel like I was hit below the belt with that one. I wouldn't buy an apple product if my life depended on it. The real answer was that I was bored and I tried Google + for a few weeks a while back and it did nothing for me. So I dunno what you'd call me. Just whatever it is, please not an iFan.

ChillFactorz says:

Holiday gift from the market maybe one or a few apps for free. They already gave away the ten cent apps so why not a free one?

DaX05 says:

Android has partnered with "X" amount of cable companies to bring ANDROID TV To your ICS near you! :D Along with the Google+ Hangouts feature, Google Wallet on the Nexus S.

sarriola says:

Google/Android World Expo/Conference.. in SF?... in May? For non-developer types, for us Android fan-boys. Android hardware and software vendors, talks, seminars, keynotes...
Keynotes where some free bling gets announced at the end of the talk.....
"and one more thing.... everyone here gets a".... Nexus phone or tablet or GoogleTV for free.....!

Trade in your Nexus S for a Galaxy Nexus?

brillemayn says:

Still wondering why Google+ isn't open to <18 yet.. I'm 17 and can't use Google+.. Cool man..

lightyear420 says:

good....I like it that way. I hope they never open to under 18

BuddyLee says:

The announcement is that Skynet is now online.

GG humans.

jfs101 says:

They're just probably going to give people a clue on how to use Google+.

Chrome for Android, please?

mkoch820 says:

Yesterday i inactivated my google+ for good :)

Lomax says:

I hope they are giving us a way to empty the trash folder within the Gmail app.

Lomax says:

Or maybe Google increased its support for SMS messaging so I can drop my texting plan.

El Jefe says:

100th!!

VDub2174 says:

Jelly Bean will be out for all devices before ICS :p

orlanka says:

I'm hoping they let us remove the search bar in ICS. C'mon man.

reddragon72 says:

Surprised just about everyone missed this. Today they will announce the update to the google+ app for android allowing you to start a video chat right from your phone. This will work for up to 9 friends all at the same time. This is what the Galaxy Nexus has and will be released today for everyone else.

hmmm says:

Anything social networking related would be a huge letdown for me...

keithz says:

They finally fixed that whole upgrade thing?

zhecht says:

schnoid says:

I was wondering if that really was the announcement. Seems pretty disappointing if it was. If the tablet was coming out like next week it'd be one thing, but 6 months is kinda ridiculous to even bother with the announcement.

lightyear420 says:

I hope that's not it....talk about a lot of excitement over nothing if this is the case :(

steppek says:

It was the Ninja Unboxing 3 on Youtube. Kinda lame "Surprise". +1 for making it a video game and 8bit at that.

**edit with link: http://www.youtube.com/profile?src_vid=v2_pQRVwE3s&user=ninjaunboxing3&a...

jj14x says:

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/12/google-few-big-improvements-befor...
improved notifications, change "volume" of a hangout etc...

crxssi says:

Totally lame. That is what we get for being excited.

EVO28312 says:

Hmm.... I wouldn't be surprised its googles version of siri called majel which has been in the works for some time by Google X there secretive lab.