A leak published by TheNextWeb.com has detailed what we’re likely to see at Google’s special event to be held on 29 October. Announced last week, the event is the third of its type this month, and comes shortly after Apple and Microsoft’s big moments on 23 and 26 October respectively. It’s also a few hours before Microsoft’s second show, which will also take place on 29 October, but in San Francisco instead of New York.
According to the article the information comes by way of a trusted source, and much of it fits in with some of the details we’ve heard before. For example, the 32GB Nexus 7 tablet will make its debut, but alongside it will be another version with 3G connectivity, plus a 10-inch tablet made in conjunction with Samsung.
Going under the codename of “Manta,” the bigger tablet will run Android 4.2 and boast a screen resolution of 2560 x 1600, which gives it a pixel density of 300ppi. This could mean the tablet will use Samsung’s own Exynos 5 Dual chip, which provides support for that resolution and is due to begin appearing in devices at the end of this year.
Finally, the LG Nexus 4 will also be launched. The new Nexus phone has been leaked already, and this report echoes what others have said regarding the spec: A 4.7-inch HD screen, a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon and an 8 megapixel camera.
As for Android 4.2, it’s a small update to Jelly Bean, and could have previously been known as Key Lime Pie, although it won’t use this name once it has been released. New features include an updated panoramic camera mode and a Google Play widget.
Whether all or none of these new products will be launched will become known on 29 October.