All signs are now pointing to a late October release for the Nexus 5 and Android 4.4. In fact, some teases from Nestle have some conspiracy theorists convinced that October 28 is the promised day. That very well may be the case, but then why is Google hosting a Google Play event just days before the suspected Nexus 5 reveal?
Droid Life reports that Google began sending out invites for a Google Play event over the weekend. The event is scheduled for October 24 in New York City, and will feature “music movies, games and a special performance by Capital Cities.”
Here’s the invite:
This event seems like the perfect place to reveal the Nexus 5, Nexus 10 and finally reveal more details regarding Android 4.4, right? That’s what everybody else thought as well until it was confirmed that no new hardware was to be shown at this event. It looks like Google is merely hosting an event to showcase the best Google Play has to offer before unveiling its new hardware presumably just a few days later.
It seems odd to split a software showcase and a hardware unveiling into two separate events. You would think that Google would want to showcase the best Google Play has to offer alongside its latest hardware. After all, software can still sell hardware, and the Nexus 5 would be served well by a software showcase that demonstrated just how powerful Google’s latest flagship mobile device really is.
With all this in mind, we’ll continue to look forward to October 28 as the Nexus 5 reveal date. We’ll keep an eye out on the Google Play event as well though. Google may just surprise us with something.