Google I/O 2012: 5 Live Blogs to Follow Keynote at Developer Conference

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on June 27 2012 10:48 AM

Google's annual developers conference is just hours away, with the keynote speech kicking off at 9.30 a.m. PT.

While Google has kept quiet about the content of the developers conference, Reuters and Bloomberg have independently confirmed that Google will unveil a 7-inch Nexus tablet, which will cost $199 and rival Amazon's Kindle Fire. 

There is no confirmation on the specs, but popular rumors suggest that the tablet was made by Asus and will come with a Tegra 3 quad core chip, 1280×800 HD display with 216 PPI, 1 GB of RAM, and 8 GB of storage. A 16GB version of the tablet could also be unveiled for $250. 

The conference is also expected to be an opportunity to learn more about Android's new operating system dubbed Jelly Bean, or Android 4.1

If unveiled at Google I/O, it will most likely be released in the second quarter on Google's flagship smartphone, according to ZDnet.com.

It's difficult to get as excited about Android software updates as those of Apple's iOS, because manufacturers and carriers aren't clearing the new versions quick enough, and therefore many people are left with older versions of the software on their devices.

Android Jelly Bean is rumored to come with Chrome as the default browser, a revamped version of Google's voice Assistant, a cleaned up version of Google play and is expected to be made available on more devices. 

Here are five live blogs to follow the keynote as it unfolds: 

Engadget

Computer World

CNET

Ars Technica

ABC News

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