Apple and Google Announcements
Apple on Tuesday released press invites for their newest event to be held next Tuesday, October 23rd.
The next day, Google, their largest and most hotly contested rival, sent out its own invites to an event to be held a few days later on October 29th. With invites from both companies issued to the press, the speculation games have begun, and just in time for the holiday shopping season. Apple is expected to announce the long-rumored iPad Mini, a 7.85-inch version of their best-selling and market topping tablet computer, as well as a few other devices thrown in for fun.
Likewise, Google has been rumored to be releasing an update to their existing Nexus tablet, a 7-inch device announced and released this past summer.
There are many who believe Google will replace their existing 16GB model with a larger, 32GB tablet, priced at only $249. Should this be the case, Googlers could have the choice between an 8GB Nexus 7 for $199 or a 32GB for $249, both prices much lower than Apple’s current iPad and even lower than their latest iPod Touch players.
It’s unlikely Google would host an entire event around an existing device with a slight bump in capacity, however, causing some to wonder if Google will announce the next generation Nexus smartphone, a device which
Google has been using the Nexus line as a platform for the truest and purest form of their Android operating system. These phones have only Google to answer to and have no extra skins or UI wrappers involved that other phone manufacturers (such as