Google Issues Invites To October 29th NYC Android Event, Says “The Playground Is Open”

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Google just sent out invites for an October 29th Android event in NYC. The festivities start at 10:00 and the event will also be live streamed on YouTube, seemingly indicating this is a big announcement. The invite sheds little light on the subject matter, but that’s the date long-rumored for the launch of LG Nexus smartphone.

There have been rumblings for several weeks now concerning the next Nexus smartphone. It’s reported to be an LG handset and several product shots have leaked out. Very little is known about the hardware, though, besides that it has a backside that appears to have been bedazzled by a 12-year old. There have also been rumors about a Nexus flagship made by Sony.

There’s also a chance that Google will announce a new range of Nexus 7 tablets, perhaps with a model costing as low as $100 and another with 64GB of storage.

The event happens the Monday after Apple’s iPad mini event and the launch of Windows 8 and the Microsoft Surface. Intentional timing? You bet. With every announcement, Google is pushing its own branded hardware more than ever before.

No matter what’s announced, we’ll be there in force, ready to liveblog the action no matter how boring or dull it might be.