Aug 11 AT 5:07 PM Nick Gray 49 Comments

Google hosting event tomorrow to unveil “new mobile features”

Looking for some new mobile features from Google?  Apparently, Google is sending out invitations to the press to an event they are hosting tomorrow.  Not much information has been provided, but we should be able to look forward to Google “unveiling a couple of cool new mobile features.”

I’m pretty confident that Google will not be unveiling Gingerbread (Android 3.0) at tomorrow’s event.  However, keep in mind that Google did show off a few cool new features (Android Market web interface) and services (Google Music Streaming) which can be implemented with the use of Froyo.  I could sit here and speculate for hours, but I’ll let you guys share your thoughts.  What’s the most outlandish new mobile feature Google could unveil?

Source: Gizmodo

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • geniusdog254

    Mind2Phone – Telepathically control your phone. Have it beam messages straight to your brain. Perfect for texting in class! Reading a newspaper? Oh, perfect, it’ll read the articles along with you and beam relevant ads straight to your mind.

    Perfect, right…

    Oh GOD! What’s happening! It’s taki *CRACKLE*

    *static*…

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/anakin78z anakin78z

    Something to do with the Android Market seems to make sense to me. With the updated developer agreements, the music store teased at google I/O, and google gobling up gaming and social related companies, there are a bunch of possibilities there.

  • http://Website Todd

    “What’s the most outlandish new mobile feature Google could unveil?”

    A “clear list” button in the app Market search

    ( …but I won’t get my hopes since my phone is still diplaying misspelled app names from 2008 )

    • http://www.thepinkc.net Ellie

      Free app History Cleaner will clean your market search list for you. (As well as other stuff.)

    • http://Website Jay

      Or manage applications/ clear cache

  • http://Website monkeydroid

    I’m pretty sure whatever google is announcing, that behold II at the top won’t be able to do.

    #samsung fail

    • http://Website Ryan

      There is no Behold II at the top… Attempt at humor denied.

      • http://Website Usman

        Um… it’s the phone all the way on the right. Seems your attempt at correcting was “denied”.

        • http://Website Daniel

          Looks like a Galaxy to me. The Behold II is somewhat similar, but still noticeably different in shape and overall shape.

          • http://Website Daniel

            Ugh, I meant d-pad and overall shape.

      • http://Website Daniel

        Look again.

        This is the Behold II: http://i.imgur.com/BBpLy.jpg
        T-Mo logo on top, slightly different speaker, most importantly a very different d-pad.

        This is the Samsung Galaxy: http://www.realgeek.com/blog/files/2009/07/samsung-galaxy-o2-de.jpg

      • http://Website Daniel

        Wow, lots of downvotes here from people who can’t even tell the Behold II and the Galaxy apart.

        Behold II: http://i.imgur.com/BBpLy.jpg
        Galaxy: http://i.imgur.com/BIVJ5.jpg

    • http://Website shalafi

      that’s a Samsung Galaxy GT-I7500 .. just google for the phones and you’ll see the difference.

  • http://www.haroldsharpe.com Harold Sharpe

    Whatever Google comes up with I hope everyone else will make it as well.
    It could be the new charges Google and Verizon plan on charging people to use the internet.
    While I have liked Google over the years,…. Google has gone over the edge on the losing the people with the lack of net neutrality. I wish I had known about this before I got my new EVO 4g phone.
    I will be joining everyone else who is shutting off all Google and Verizon services come September 1, 2010 in an all out effort to boycott Google and Verizon in response to the Google Verizon pact to charge for the internet in the near future.

    • geniusdog254

      You DO realize that their announcement was PRO net neutrality, right?

      • http://Website Execute

        As much as I want to believe that, I think it’s a bit early to say for sure. Hey, I love Google and Verizon both, but a deal between them makes even me wary. Of course there could be some great thing to come out of this, there is also potential for us to lose some online freedom as well. Google is changing, but one way or the other, lets hope they stick with their self proclomation of “don’t be evil” and stand up fully for net neutrality.

    • http://Website Adam

      Someone only read the title of the news stories and that was it. Read into it and you will realize that in general Google is protecting the net. They know they will lose most of their customers if they ever go against the internet and pirates.

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    • http://Website Todd

      +1

      “PlayStation Phone” running Gingerbread

      ( good grief that’s gonna put Android adoption up and over the moon! )

    • Nick Gray

      Now that’s a mobile gaming device I would actually buy.

  • http://www.wilbyq.com blu

    Thanks for the heads up.

  • http://Website Bklyn Bruiser

    LMAO!!!!! @ Monkeydroid….
    That comment made my day!!! Lol.

  • http://Website cjwalkerman

    “What’s the most outlandish new mobile feature Google could unveil?”

    A way to get around Verizon’s crippling of Froyo’s tethering for the Droid.

    • http://Website thpwneddroid

      Well, why did 1.5 million people buy the Motorola Droid? To root it!

      Sent from my computer using Wireless Tethering on the Droid.

    • http://Website RedGrendel

      I just grabbed the 2.2 update file from the Google servers as opposed to waiting for VZ… Now I laugh when I compare my “Wireless and Network settings” screen to the one on the VZ Froyo info page… You should try it (you should be able to overwrite the VZ update…

  • http://Website bodhidharma

    I’m not sure what the most outlandish thing could be, but I suspect some partnership announcement is likely – like Plink or one of the gaming companies. Pretty sure they won’t address net neutrality, since they just did address that.

    My real hope is that they will release copies of the Google Apps in the market for those of us stuck on the inferior TouchWiz ones like on my Vibrant. I just want my default calendar app back!

  • http://Website Siraj

    Why speculate outlandish things when you can speculate normal features?

    Google Suggest in Market.
    Launch of paid app markets in new countries (need one in india)
    An app to control Steves including Jobs and Ballmer something like Talking Tom Cat

  • http://Website Nammy

    I pray to god they open the market in more counties. I’m from the US but it really pains me to see my peers in Norway, Greece, etc unable to contribute to the dev community

  • http://Website ksmack

    I see a Sony and Android/GOOGLe partnership! it will strengthen the market share. already google tv will be on Sony HDTV sets. I could see playstation console implentation being that SOny pulled its Linux computer type software out of the Playstation 3 consoles. which a bunch of PS3 owners have put together a lawsuit against Sony. So in the long run I can see Sony working with the android market and pushing there games on phones and with the PSP phone. Smart move. Like xbox they will be able to compete if not top microsoft. GOOGLE browser functionality with GOOGLE TV thru PS3 or SONY’s TV.. pretty smart..for both parties.

  • brianlmerritt

    You nearly got it, @geniusdog254!

    Telepathically recharge the battery! Nuff said…

  • http://Website Jack

    What about a mobile version of docs??

    • Nick Gray

      Google Docs would be great, but why stop there? I’m sure a lot of peopel would love to see a mobile app for Google reader and a few other of their services.

  • http://Website Josh

    I’m just hoping for anything that I will actually be able to use on my G1…it won’t happen but I’m still hoping.

    • http://Website Lithium98

      If you’re still using your G1 (like me) and you aren’t running CyanogenMod, you’re just torturing yourself. I’m running Froyo (CM6) and it’s running like the G1′s original namesake; “Dream”.

  • http://Website Beth in Chicago

    How about an app to make i*phone calls randomly drop? Oh wait… we don’t need that. They do that without any help at all. ;) LOL

    • http://Website B

      Got any more new and fresh jokes you want to share with the class?

  • http://Website counsel

    I just want to pay for pay for apps on my carrier’s bill. Anything else us just Google gravy…

  • http://www.toysdiva.com PixelSlave

    iPhone 4-like call drop simulator … because Apple fanboys will insist dropping call is a feature and no Android phones could do it. Just to prove them wrong, Google needs to make all Android phone drop calls, AT WILL. Then we can tell the Apple fanboys, you can’t control when and where the iPhone 4 drops call, we can!

  • http://chrisdalonz.tumblr.com Chris

    What time does it start?

  • http://Website Bob

    the platform war between Apple and Google is astonishingly fierce and competitive. I have never seen such an intense war. Both the companies are trying to one up each other all the time. I dont think it has anything to do with facetime clone for android. Google might clone it, but it will not be announced at a press event. Just think what did the last press event bring ? satnav. I am just wondering what is this going to be.

    • http://Website timmyb

      You think the iPhone vs android “war” is fierce, you should have been there for the powerpc vs Intel crap (they lost that one too). It just wouldn’t be the internet without the Apple fanboys telling us what “Steve just said” in order to justify paying more money for what is the same as what everyone else is selling… sans the lower case “i”

  • http://Website Chris

    Anyone notice changes in the Market?

    • Nick Gray

      have not seen any changes on my G1 or EVO yet. I’m really hoping for a complete Android Market overhaul.

      • http://Website Chris

        Maybe I am crazy or just never noticed…. but when you search for an app there are now suggestions and a magnifying glass and history icon next to suggestions…

  • http://Website onthefritz

    This shouldn’t be “outlandish”… but since Google has yet to implement it… how about control of the trackball light on Nexus?

    • http://whosthisguy.com Brendan

      Facebook at least has it figured out. My trackball glows blue whenever I get a new Facebook message.

  • http://Website Mocha K

    The ability for your phone to do a better job than carriers when telling you when updates are coming.=]

  • http://Website Goober

    So, at what time is this Google Conference? It’s Thursday, and not a peep from Androidandme.

    • http://Website Joe Seph Star Linn

      Exactly my question.