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Here's what happened at the Google Play event that you didn't even know about

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Here's what happened at the Google Play event that you didn't even know about

As you probably know, yesterday, October 24th, marked the day that hosted the anxiously awaited Google Play event in New York City. Just kidding, in all probability you know squat about such an event ever taking place, and we don't blame you, as apart from a few teasers posted on the Google Play Twitter handle, we had no information whatsoever on what exactly is going on. We still hardly do, though there are some things that appear to be seemingly confirmed. But let's start from the beginning.

It all started with a few invites to a Google-organized event scheduled for October 24th. Unsurprisingly, everyone jumped the gun, screaming Nexus 5, though it wasn't long after that we had a pretty reliable confirmation that no hardware whatsoever will be presented and the event is just a get-together for Google Play employees and friends. As it turns out, this is exactly what happened, though we were still a tad suspicious, seeing as the Play team looked to be teasing the event, not to mention that we've learned to keep eyes on target from a previous Motorola event that you may recall.

Unfortunately, it would appear that this time around there were no highly-anticipated devices making sneaky appearances, just some Google dudes having fun and chilling out whilst Capital Cities jammed some tunes for them. Of course, the inconspicuousness of the entire thing kept some people unnerved, prompting Geek's Russel Holly to take to Twitter to shed some light on the matter:

Nothing is happening tonight. There will be no live stream, no press conference, nothing. No one is coming out on stage with a mystery device in their pocket, and no one that I know has been given a N5 or N10 for review yet. For your information, while we do occasionally get those before they are available for sale we do not get them before they are announced.

I didn’t break an NDA. The Google Play team didn’t think I would react the way I did when I got the invitation, and neglected to include some kind of note asking me not to share it. I caused that team a lot of headaches this past week as a result. It was a communication error, and I jumped the gun. End of story, I promise.”

But hey, who knows – perhaps Holly was bribed with an early Nexus 5 unit to keep his mouth shut. But enough talk, time to scan some Twitter photos for any signs of beloved confectionery or an alien robot.


source: @GooglePlay

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posted on 25 Oct 2013, 03:17 19

1. ocilfa (Posts: 329; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Lies! I see 5 columns in that picture, so obviously a Nexus 5 announcement. "Google Play" is 2 words, and 2x5=10, so a Nexus 10 announcement too. Savvy?

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 03:40 13

3. Chris.P (Posts: 256; Member since: 27 Jun 2013)


And the columns kind of look like the bars on a KitKat, too!

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 04:06 3

5. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


This logic is plain stupid. Your looking for clues and patterns that arnt there. This just confuses people

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 05:22 12

9. indianapple89 (Posts: 47; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


*holds up sarcasm sign*

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 06:59 3

11. AliNSiddiqui (Posts: 356; Member since: 19 Sep 2012)


Hahahahaahahhaha WOW!

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 10:50 3

14. buzzedword (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)


This logic is plain stupid. You're looking for clues and patterns that aren't there. This just confuses people.

It should be: 5 columns in the picture. "Google Play" is two words, and 5-2=3. Google Play is one half of the Android platform, with the OS making up the other half. You get your apps on Google Play, and apps are life.

Half-Life 3 confirmed.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 20:45 1

19. Pancholo (Posts: 371; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


I was trying to somehow incorporate what you just stated, but you certainly did a better job.

Also, BattleToads confirmed for the PS4.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 03:28 6

2. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


That was rather uneventful. Where's the Nexus 5? Stop toying around with us Google and release it already.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 04:05 1

4. scriptwriter (Posts: 396; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


So why send out press invites if it was just (essentially) Google Play having a night out? Makes no sense at all specially with most of us are itching for a nexus 5!!

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 04:39 7

6. werfish (Posts: 9; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)


Maybe it is just a cruel joke from google?

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 05:11

7. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2337; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Disgusting...

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 05:15

8. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


U know why there's a delay on nexus because if this phone is not on all 4 major carriers it will mean nothing,

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 06:07

10. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I could care less about its impact or sales, I still need one or I'll die.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 13:14 1

17. gioreeko (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)


So you do care? "I could care less" means the opposite of what I think you want to say. Stop saying that please. It's "I COULDN'T care less"
You're welcome.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 07:57

12. skymitch89 (Posts: 1017; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


What I get from what Russel Holly said on Twitter, it seemed that the invite was supposed to be just for Google Play employees, their friends, & their families to come out and have a hang out time away from work and away from Google campus. And when he got the invite he thought that it was supposed to open to the press but wasn't.

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 08:58

13. ibap (Posts: 681; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Early Trick or Treat? October 31st?

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 11:12

15. gatordotcom (Posts: 25; Member since: 18 Jun 2010)


A TRICK WITH NO TREAT

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 12:44

16. 777light777 (Posts: 53; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


I see, judging from size: Nexus 5, Nexus 8?, Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10... :D

posted on 25 Oct 2013, 15:21

18. justatwentysomething (Posts: 1; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)


Perhaps Google started these rumors in order to see how much of a buzz they would get on top of the figures/ numbers of all the previous nexus devices to get an idea of how much to produce.

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