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:

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



1. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 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?

3. Chris.P

Posts: 567; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

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

5. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

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

9. indianapple89

Posts: 47; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

*holds up sarcasm sign*

11. AliNSiddiqui

Posts: 382; Member since: Sep 19, 2012

Hahahahaahahhaha WOW!

14. buzzedword

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 25, 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.

19. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

I was trying to somehow incorporate what you just stated, but you certainly did a better job. Also, BattleToads confirmed for the PS4.

2. woodshop20

Posts: 459; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

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

4. scriptwriter

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 13, 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!!

6. werfish

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 25, 2013

Maybe it is just a cruel joke from google?

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012


8. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 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,

10. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

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

17. gioreeko

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 25, 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.

12. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 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.

13. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Early Trick or Treat? October 31st?

15. gatordotcom

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 18, 2010


16. 777light777

Posts: 63; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

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

18. justatwentysomething

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 25, 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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