Google may reveal Nexus 10, 3G Nexus 7 next week

Posted by Raven Lovecraft

The rumors continue to fly about Google's October 29 media event.The spectacle, to be held in New York City, is expected to be the launching pad for the next version of Android, Key Lime Pie (KLP).

It's also now believed that Google might use the event to introduce a 10-inch version of its wildly popular Nexus tablet.

The new tablet will have a 2560x1600 resolution and a pixel density of 300 DPI, something that would make it a viable competitor to the iPad and Apple's Retina Display, according to Thenextweb.com.

In addition, Google might unveil a new version of its Nexus 7 tablet, with mobile 3G data built in.

However, the real star of the show could well be Key Lime Pie. It is believed that the new OS will be unveiled alongside a new LG Optimus phone, which will be the first to come with Key Lime Pie pre-installed.

Of course, the majority of Android users are still sitting patiently with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which by the time Key Lime Pie is introduced will be three versions out of date. Nevertheless, it should drum up enthusiasm from the Android community.

It is likely no coincidence that Google's event is taking place less than a week after Apple's planned reveal of the iPad Mini. Google might be able to take away some of that thunder if KLP is able to draw enough excitement.

And interestingly enough, October 29 is also when Microsoft will be holding a Windows Phone event in San Francisco. So it's a true battle for the holiday season as every major player in the mobile market tries to make the biggest lasting impression.