Google hails hacks to WinPho 8 spoiler event
3G Nexus 7 unwrapping?
Crafty Google is hosting an announcement a week on Monday - the same day Microsoft will be formally launching Windows Phone 8. It’s also less than a week after Apple is expected to announced the ‘iPad Mini’.
The 29 October Google launch, for which is begun mailing out invites tagged “The Playground is now open”, takes place in New York and will likely centre on Google Play, the online advertising giant’s content shop.
Hopefully, it will mark the expansion of the store’s scope overseas. Here in the UK, for example, Google Play will sell you books and films, but punters in the States can buy magazines and TV shows too.
Other possibilities include new Nexus devices and the debut of the 32GB Nexus 7, now known to be on its way to Argos shops at the very least.
Didn't see mention of forcing anyone to the event, so how's it not playing fair.
Not particularly nice to steal Microsoft's thunder, but wouldn't say it was unfair exactly.
As for the anti-trust thing, I suggest you take a look at the behaviour of some of the companies involved in 'FairSearch' and ask yourself whether the complaint was ever about monopolistic behaviour, or actually about a company that's seen as a threat.
I've yet to see how exactly users are locked-in to using Google's services? I'm perfectly able to type bing.com into my browser and search, hell some browsers don't even have Google as the default. If a search-engine arises that works better, I'll be switching.
As for 'Foundem', frankly I can't help think it'd be easier to find things on the net if every search-engine de-indexed them so I wouldn't have their spammy landing pages coming up in results (not that they're the only ones)
Re: $100 Nexus?
If there's a nexus 10, I would be sorely tempted.
So very sorely.
Errm, don't Google always have a Nexus releated launch end of October?
Clearly they aren't concerned about Windows 8 RT (and rightly so), as it's been proven that Windows Phone is all but dead.
So why re-arrange their event so Microsoft can just show of this years failed mobile platform that's been expendaded to work on bigger screens?
The format of the invite, makes me wonder whether this is Google announcing that the play store is opening up all over the world, along with Google Now being made into a Web app and possibly being rolled out as a standalone app, much like the calendar. It would make sense for it to be a Web app, as then windows 8 adopters can then voice search on Google to their hearts content, and never have to go near Bing.
People would say "well done <insert MS or Apple here>" and get on with their lives.
It's just marketing fluff. Do we really pay attention to that kind of thing?