So there have been a lot of rumors around the Google I/O 2013, people predicting about Nexus 5, KeyLimePie and blah blah blahh.. Are these rumors true?
This is the perfect time to point out somethings about what is really going to happen at Google I/O.
The strongest rumor is that there is going to be a Nexus 5 released at this Google I/O, well there is some sad news because this is a complete hoax. There will be no Nexus 5 ever, first thing to be noticed is that Google has never launched any smart phone at the I/O, second thing, Nexus 4 was just released a few months ago and many countries are still awaiting for it, moreover there will never be a Nexus 5. As you know that the current Nexus line-up has got three offerings Nexus 4, Nexus 7 and the Nexus 10, there is a three-inch difference in the form factors of these devices which is shown in their model number. What that means is that if Google does a Nexus 5, then there has to be a Nexus 8 and a Nexus 11 as well which is not possible. The 4.7′ screen on Nexus 4 is pretty big already, so there is a possibility that we will see a revamped Nexus 4 2013, with 32 GB of memory and LTE support (possibly SnapDragon 600) and an upgraded camera module running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean (Yep, ‘4.3’ and not the ‘5.0’).
The next version of Android is going to be Android 4.3 and not the 5.0, why?
Well recently Google launched a new update for GMail, which makes it Gmail 4.3, and Gmail app version number generally goes with android.
What can we expect at this Google I/O?
There is going to be new APIs, a new version of android (which in my opinion is going to be Android 4.3 Jelly Bean), a better Google TV experience with better integration of it to android devices. The Google Glass will be released to the public, and a newer version of Nexus 4 and the Nexus 7. We already know that Google has acquired Motorola Mobility and there are chances that we will see a Motorola smart phone with purest of android experience, and it will a sub-4.5′ 1080p display with SnapDragon 600 and 13 MP Camera.
The Google Babble, With leaks abound this unified messaging system it looks nailed on to make its first appearance at Google I/O 2013. Babble is expected to unite Chat, Talk, Voice and Google Plus communication into a single service with the same conversations and features available everywhere. Furthermore talk of a Google bid for WhatsApp earlier in the month suggests the company has plans to go toe-to-toe with Apple’s iMessage and BlackBerry Messenger long-term.
Interestingly Babble is also said to incorporate notification syncing, a long overdue feature that dismisses notifications on all your devices once they are checked on one. Given the growing number of smart devices we carry, hopefully this will encourage other services (we’re looking at you Facebook) to follow suit. Incidentally it is unknown at this stage whether ‘Babble’ will be the final name for the new service (we hope not), but we don’t have to wait long to find out.
Google Game Center
Game Centre may be one of the worst-looking services on iOS, but its ability to unite iPhone, iPad and iPod touch gamers and simplify multiplayer gaming across these devices is beyond doubt. Hints that Google is about to follow in Apple’s footsteps broke only this week with code found in Google’s new MyGlass Project Glass app. The leaks suggest developers will mimic iOS’s multiplayer matching and social system, maintain leaderboards, allow apps to offer community prizes and tie all this info into Google.
This one seems like a no brainer to us as it is somewhere Apple is strong and Google is non-existent. Android has also struggled to provide the same number of premium gaming experiences as iOS, and Google needs to address this given the serious horsepower now available on the platform’s latest flagship phones and tablets.
Google Now for iOS
Numerous Google Now clones have debuted for iOS since Google unveiled what has proved to be a real game-changer for Android handsets. Google execs have hinted Now could be coming to iOS in official form at long last and while Apple has denied it has received an app store submission we think Google will use I/O 2013 to prove it is still happy to provide its best products across multiple platforms.
There will be no Android 5.0, we will not see Nexus 5 or the Motorola X-Phone or SnapDragon 800 processor, no Nvidia Tegra 4 (All these are tricks to get traffic to their websites :P) and if you come across any rumor except the one’s stated above please comment below _/\_