Rumor mills continue to run regarding Google I/O this year to be held in June. If the rumors are anywhere near the actual truth, you should expect some really exciting stuff. There have been reports around the web suggesting that Google will not announce a Nexus 7 tablet next year. Allegedly, Google has no plans of announcing a major update to Android at the conference as well. Instead, according to reports, Google may announce Nexus 8 and Android 4.5 in July this year. The Google I/O event will instead be used to announce several new Google services to be launched this year and anything Android 4.5 and Nexus 8 will be left for July. More on that after the jump.
Earlier in this week, Google confirmed the dates for the Google I/O event. The conference will be held towards the end of June which is the same month that Apple holds the WWDC developer event in San Fran. While Apple may announce a new iOS and an all new iPhone, Google will keep its major updates under wraps until July. When in July is not for certain as of now. The tips comes from Google’s offices in Dublin which also suggest that Google may be increase an inch of screen size with the release of Nexus 8. We might get to see an 8 inch tablet from Google this year because apparently, the competition in the 7-inch category has already gone haywire.
If these rumors are to be true, the earlier rumors stating that by the end of April the first batch of two million Nexus 8 tablet units will be ready will completely be debunked. Prior knowledge pertaining to the new tablet by Google suggested that Google will work hand-in-hand with ASUS for the manufacturing of the Nexus 8 tablet. This news however suggests different. This particular rumor may in fact be true since it aligns with schedule last year. Google skipped Nexus and Android update announcements in their I/O conference in 2013 and it would seem that they are headed down the same road.
At any rate, what you can expect this year is a brand new Nexus 8 tablet (it is yet unknown which company Google will collaborate with), and an Android 4.5 update. At least these are the headlines that are making news everywhere. As far as Android 4.5 goes, Google has followed quite a strict path to release two Android updates every year. While one is released in the summer, the next one is released along the new Android OS announcement. Keep your fingers crossed and hope for the best.