Google is "opening the playground" in just seven short days, and by now everyone thinks we know exactly what we're going to be seeing come October 29. I'll leave the editorializing on how we try to spoil every big surprise for another day, but if we're right it means we'll be seeing three major things come next Monday.
The one with the most hype surrounding it is easily the Nexus 4. The Internet has spent the last two months speculating on every possible nuance of the next Nexus phone, and by now we've got a pretty good handle on exactly what we're going to see -- a 4.7-inch, quad-core S4 pro device from LG with 2GB of RAM. Based on what we've seen from the Optimus G, it should be a powerhouse.
Maybe the Nexus phone doesn't tickle your fancy, Maybe you feel it's lacking features you want, or (heaven forbid) you're happy with the phone you have and don't want a new one. Good news! Google should also be announcing a 10-inch Nexus tablet, complete with Samsung's powerful new internals and a high-res (2560x1600; 300ppi) screen with millions and millions of pixels. That's bound to make more than a few of us all happy inside.
Of course, a new version of the OS is coming to make these new devices shine, and we fully expect Android 4.2 to come along and bring polish and closure to many of the features Google has been working on for the past year. For some of us, new software is the best shiny, and will overshadow any new hardware announcements.
We get the feeling there will be more to show as well. We know a 32GB Nexus 7 is coming, probably with a 3G version tagging along. And you can bet we'll see at least a couple announcements about the Play Store itself. It's an exciting time to be an Android fan. We'll be on the floor on October 29 to let you know exactly what's going on, but in the meantime we wanted to know what potential announcement has you the most excited. Answer the poll in the sidebar to the right, or jump past the break and let us know.
Before we go, a look at last week's results:
What's the most important feature in your next Android phone?
- Battery life -- 37.96-percent
- Android version -- 23.12-percent
- CPU cores or clock speed -- 13.49-percent
- Screen size -- 8.96-percent
- Amount of RAM -- 6.10-percent
- External storage -- 6.02-percent
- LTE -- 4.34-percent
By the looks of things, a quad-core phone with the latest version also needs to have great battery life to become the crowd favorite. Let's hope we see one next Monday!