Google I/O 2013 updates: Nexus 5, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, Low Price ChromeBook expected


    It is the most awaited event right now. Google I/O 2013 updates suggest that Google Nexus 5, Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie and ChromeBook are expected during the event

    Google’s annual developer conference the I/O 2013 is to kick off on Wednesday, 15th May in San Francisco. Despite being a conference for developers, it is the event in which the web giant used to surface its new products, services and upgrades for the year. At this year’s event as well, we will be lucky enough to get to know about some more new Google products. But, Google’s Chrome and Android head Sundar Pichai has just noted that the upcoming I/O will have its focus on tools for developers, not on devices.

    “Google’s annual I/O developer event will be heavy on Chrome and light on Android based on the event schedule,” says Gigaom. Still, we have some reasons to expect new hardware products also from the firm. There have been untamed rumors about a fresh Nexus phone as well as a new midsize Nexus 7 tablet for a while. Beyond them, the Google I/O will also bring lots of Android and Chrome updates. Here we talk about some widely expected Android and Chrome products from Google at this year’s developer meet.

    Next Nexus Phone: It is almost sure Google will bring into light a brand new Nexus phone at the event. The uncertainty is only over if the device would be a new Nexus 5 or a revamped version of Nexus 4. Most rumors now propose that it would be a refined Nexus 4 from LG. The new features the device will possibly get are 32GB of internal memory, 4G LTE and fresh software. It will be having the stock Android 4.3 Jelly Bean out of the box. Maybe, there will also be a few design overhauls.

    New Android Version: Yet another Android upgrade we can look forward for at the I/O 2013 is the next Android version. Here too, confusion is hanging around concerning whether it will be a major upgrade or a slight one. Mostly, it is hoped that the software will be Android 4.3, but uncertainty is burning about its codename too. Some think it will just be a follow-up to Jelly Bean, while many think it may be Key Lime Pie.

    A Revamped Nexus 7: The original version of the midrange Google tablet has been a big success. Its second upgrade is now rumored for the I/O event and it is likely to mount a Qualcomm processor, better camera and more. The existing model gets power from Tegra 3 quad core CPU, and if the grapevine can be believed, it will be outfitting a Qualcomm chipset. It might be a welcome switch, giving the tablet more vigor over its strong rivals like Apple iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and others.

    Google Chrome Tablet: Can we expect an 11-inch tablet from Google with its Chrome OS? As it is rumored, Samsung is likely to produce such a device for Google, in an attempt to give extra ground for its Chrome OS, a web-centric operating system that works, relying on web completely. It is surely a wild guess, but still possibilities are there, especially when the Korean tech maker has already made ChromeBooks for Chrome OS.

    A Whole new Line of Apps on Chrome OS: We all know that Chrome OS didn’t do well as it was hoped to do. The main reason is the lack of enough apps, mainly offline apps. As per reports, Google is to surface a whole range of new apps including offline ones for Chrome OS, thus enriching the platform further with more user friendly and useful apps.

    Low Price ChromeBook: The currently available ChromeBooks are priced high. Google is anticipated to bring in a set of low price or mid-price Chrome OS tablets or ChromeBooks. Whether it is a tablet or notebook, the major advantage will be that they will come for prices around $600.