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Google said ready to unveil smartphone, tablet and new Android version

July 18, 2013 at 5:24 PM   |   Comments

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., July 18 (UPI) -- Google may be ready to unveil a new high-end tablet, a new version of Android and possibly the Moto X smartphone in San Francisco, tech watchers say.

An event announced for July 24 will be streamed live over YouTube, hosted by Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Android, Chrome and Apps at Google, the Silicone Valley Business Journal reported Thursday.

Google has consistently released updated versions of the Android operating system every three to four months, and with 4.2.2 Jelly Bean launching back in February, an unveiling of 4.3 is a strong possibility.

In the tablet arena, photos and a specification sheet leaked this are said to be of the forthcoming Nexus 7, rumored to be made by ASUS and featuring a 7-inch screen with front and back camera, and thought to be aiming at a $250 price point.

And the rumor mill has been busy with talk of Google's upcoming premium, made-in-America Moto X smartphone.

Google has been spending massive amounts of marketing and advertising money to hype the Moto X, suggesting it may well join other offerings on-stage at the July 24 event.

Topics: Google
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