Google I/O 2013 may be the biggest one so far, if rumours circulating on the web hold up. According to early reports, Google and Motorola will be partnering up to bring a customisable X Phone to the market and the Nexus 5 will be coming from either HTC or LG and Google Glass will be shown off yet again.
This is on top of all the other projects and advancements Google is currently working on. When looking at all of Google’s different areas, you start to notice how much they actually miss out of this annual I/O.
However, none of these rumours are confirmed and Google may not be bringing either of these smartphones to Google I/O, instead opting for a private press event to show the phones in all their glory.
We expect the Motorola X Phone to be a big talking point, with Guy Kawasaki stepping on board the Motorola team as an advisor to help with current projects. The phone is rumoured to be customisable, allowing users to pick and choose different colours, processors, displays, battery and storage.
The Nexus 5 on the other hand will be developed by either HTC and LG and will come with a new Android operating system, hopefully Key Lime Pie. It may come with a “Nexus UI” currently in development by Google.
New rumours suggest both the X Phone and Nexus 5 will be held back and Google I/O will reveal a new Nexus 7 and Nexus 4 with 32GB of storage and LTE.
When the Nexus 4 was first released, Google made sure people would love the buying option, which included no carriers. The phone only cost $339 with 8GB of storage, and excellent bargin.
Google may try to do this with their next generation of smartphones, as T-Mobile and other US carriers start to open up about pricing and contracts.