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Google I/O no-shows: Three products curiously absent from the keynote

Evan Dashevsky | May 17, 2013
For all the cool things that Google introduced at this year's I/O keynote, several of the items that the tech press definitely, absolutely, positively thought would be included in the presentation were curiously absent. No Android update? No new Nexus tablet? Not more than a peep on that groundbreaking Internet-on-your-face technology that Sergey Brin quietly introduced last year?

We will certainly see more full-sized Android tablets making a debut before the holiday rush. Whether any of them are branded Nexus remains to be seen. If we indeed do see a Nexus 11, it's going to have to be a lot better than a slightly larger Nexus 10.

What to expect soon
I don't think it would be wise to flesh out any larger hidden themes from what was left off the agenda. Rather, what did make it in was likely what was already ready to present. While there may be some disappointment about what was left out of the presentation, Google still did manage to unleash a lot of cool new features that should keep the media and consumers sated for now. Besides, the lack of updates on Android, Nexus, and Glass at I/O virtually guarantees that we will hear more on all three in the coming months before the holiday rush.

Stay tuned.

 

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