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.

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.

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17 Comments

1. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

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

5. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

??? Why would you say that?

9. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

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

6. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

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

15. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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

2. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

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

3. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

My b'day :)

4. E34V8

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 16, 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.

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

8. newbey123

Posts: 699; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

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

10. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 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 ^^)

11. Nobodey

Posts: 76; Member since: Jan 03, 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. =)

13. timepilot84

Posts: 113; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

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

12. TRUVILLE

Posts: 146; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

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

14. Arron12

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Nexus 6 Da one & Done 2014

16. ruwie

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

hope the price is not bad. its HTC

17. JohnMilisis

Posts: 23; Member since: May 04, 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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