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Google's next big thing: Android L, Nexus 9, Wear 2.0 and more might arrive on October 15th

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Google's next big thing: Android L, Nexus 9, Wear 2.0 and more might arrive on October 15th

The biggest day for Google this year is still to come. Yes, we’re talking about Android L, one of the biggest Android releases ever, and rumors claim that Google might finally launch the new version of the world’s most popular mobile operating system at a massive event featuring the Nexus 9, Android Wear 2.0, and Android TV. The rumor comes from Android Police founder Artem Russakovskii who warns that he’s not 100% confident in the launch date, but there’s a good chance for all this happening next Wednesday.

Let’s look at all these new launches in a bit more detail. First, Google unveiled Android L at I/O this summer to give developers an early look and time to prepare their apps for both the new ART runtime (64-bit, finally), and the new Material Design language. There’s nothing we don’t know about the operating system except for its roll-out time.

October 15th might be a big day for Google: expect Nexus 9, Android Wear 2.0, and Android TV

Next, the Nexus 9 is expected to be a 9-inch tablet made by HTC and featuring the Nvidia Tegra K1 chip, a piece of silicon that claims it’s among the best (if not the best) mobile solutions for gamers. The Nexus 9 is likely to feature a high-res display and the latest leaks portray it with a matte metal finish similar to that of the Nexus 5.

Further on the list are Android Wear 2.0. The wearable platform might get a boost in functionality and an additional level of polish, and we’re curious to see how Google will react with this to Apple’s own Watch OS. Then, finally, Android TV, a project that is nothing but a hobby for Google at the moment, might finally see a shake-up on October 15th.

And what about the Nexus 6, aka Nexus X, or Motorola ‘Shamu’? Well, that one is likely to come in early November, according to this leak.

Leaked image, allegedly showing the Nexus 9

Leaked image, allegedly showing the Nexus 9

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posted on 08 Oct 2014, 09:37

1. greenelektron (Posts: 531; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Excited for the nexus 9. I just hope there's no bug.

posted on 08 Oct 2014, 09:42 2

5. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4833; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


??? Why would you say that?

posted on 08 Oct 2014, 09:54 1

9. DeDex (Posts: 108; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


Remember that, for instance, the 2013 Nexus 7 had quite a few touchscreen issues at launch.

posted on 08 Oct 2014, 09:46

6. greenelektron (Posts: 531; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Bugs or gate something. I want it to be perfect. This will be my first android tablet.

posted on 08 Oct 2014, 17:44 3

15. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


It won't be perfect. There's always some issues on every new product.

posted on 08 Oct 2014, 09:40

2. power_x (Posts: 264; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


October 15 ? A day before the iPad event ?
That's a stunt by Google

posted on 08 Oct 2014, 09:40 -1

3. VJo003 (Posts: 357; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


My b'day :)

posted on 08 Oct 2014, 09:41

4. E34V8 (Posts: 84; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)


Can't wait for the official L update! I've tried the preview on my Nexus 5, but there were a few bugs to resolve.

Also, Volantis sounds awesome. Not going to change my phone for Moto's Nexus, but I will get that HTC tablet.

posted on 08 Oct 2014, 09:46 1

7. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Focking finally! Gimme the focking Nexus 9 and Android L!

posted on 08 Oct 2014, 09:47

8. newbey123 (Posts: 573; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Give me the Nexus 9! Been waiting forever it seems!

posted on 08 Oct 2014, 09:55

10. DeDex (Posts: 108; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


Nexus 6/X would be announced in early November? Damn, I was hoping it would happen sooner than that, to see whether or not the Nexus 5 will get a price drop :'(

(That's right, I don't care about the new Nexus phone in itself, I'm much more interested in a N5 price drop, despite it already being a rather nice bang for one's buck ^^)

posted on 08 Oct 2014, 10:41

11. Nobodey (Posts: 75; Member since: 03 Jan 2010)


Respect.
I mean, I am looking forward to the 6 myself, but I am a huge fan of the 5 as well. Seeing it drop price while it is still one of the top phones will be nice. =)

posted on 08 Oct 2014, 12:21

13. timepilot84 (Posts: 113; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Or a hardware refresh of some sort for the Nexus 5, a la Nexus 7.

posted on 08 Oct 2014, 10:44

12. TRUVILLE (Posts: 146; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


I have my nexus5 but will be looking at getting the nexus tanlet

posted on 08 Oct 2014, 12:41

14. Arron12 (Posts: 18; Member since: 30 Dec 2013)


Nexus 6 Da one & Done 2014

posted on 09 Oct 2014, 03:11

16. ruwie (Posts: 98; Member since: 25 Sep 2014)


hope the price is not bad. its HTC

posted on 15 Oct 2014, 01:32

17. JohnMilisis (Posts: 23; Member since: 04 May 2014)


Can we see a live stream of these announments? Is there any presentation? If so where can o watch it today?

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