Google hints at lack of new launches at I/O event

It might be a double bluff, but the new Android boss has hinted that the upcoming Google I/O event will not be an event of new launches.

The head of Google's mobile operating system, Sundar Pichai, has been talking to Wired ahead of Google's annual event and it doesn't sound like good news for anyone expecting a new Nexus or indeed, a new incarnation of Google's Android operating system.

When asked what to except from I/O this year, he said: 'It’s going to be different. It’s not a time when we have much in the way of launches of new products or a new operating system. Both on Android and Chrome, we’re going to focus this I/O on all of the kinds of things we’re doing for developers, so that they can write better things. We will show how Google services are doing amazing things on top of these two platforms.'

So it sounds like no Key Lime Pie and certainly no sign of the rumoured Motorola X phone. There was  talk of an updated Nexus 7, although that is more likely to land in the summer, with Google seemingly intent on focusing its developer event on those very people rather than throwing the spotlight on new kit.

Of course, as we said at the start, it could be a double bluff. But we don't think that's the case. Sounds like summer is the time for new Google launches, both phone and software.

Source: Wired

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