What’s in store? Google to hold Android event in New York on October 29

Not content with allowing Apple and Microsoft to hog the limelight in the coming days – with the former expected to unveil the iPad Mini and the latter launching the Surface tablet – Google has just piped up to let everyone know it’ll be holding an event of its own at Basketball City in New York at 10am on Monday October 29. October 29? Microsoft happens to be holding a Windows Phone 8 event on that day. Is this significant?

Google’s invite reads “the playground is open”, although, as is often the case with tech companies and their special events, there’s no concrete information about what’ll be happening.

It might involve the covers coming off the next-generation Nexus handset; it could be about a new 32GB version of the Nexus 7 tablet; it may be something to do with a new cut-price Nexus tablet, or a high-end 10.1-inch device; it might be about updates to its Android operating system; it could have something to do with the Google Play app store; it may be about to open a chain of children’s playgrounds across the country (unlikely). It’s possible it’ll be about all or none of these things. Or simply some.

If you’d like to watch the event live, Google will be streaming it here. And of course, we’ll be bringing you the news as it happens.

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