The Google I/O opening keynote came and went without the announcement of any new hardware (unless you count the Samsung Galaxy S4 with stock Android). But that doesn’t mean we won’t see some new devices from Google soon.
A sharp-eyed reddit user noticed that the Nexus 7 tablet in a promo video from Google Hangouts had an unusual feature.
Here are some of the day’s tech news stories and conversations from around the web.
- Sign of a new Nexus 7? Hangouts promo video shows an N7 with a notification light
A lot of folks expected Google to launch a refreshed Nexus 7 tablet during the Google I/O keynote this week. That didn’t happen. But a promo video for the Google Hangouts app does show a Nexus 7 doing something unusual – it flashes a notification light. That’s funny… my Nexus 7 doesn’t have an LED for notifications. [reddit]
- More new Chrome OS devices showing up in the source code (Falco, Peppy, Slippy, Fox)
It looks like four new Chrome OS devices are in the works, each one with an x86 processor. At least one will have a Haswell chip if and when it’s released. [François Beaufort]
- OLPC XO Tablet runs custom Android UI, launching at Walmart.com in June
OLPC started showing off an Android tablet with a kid-friendly user interface at CES in January. Now it’s expected to go on sale at Walmart starting in June. It’s aimed at kids ages 2-3. [Engadget]
- List of some of the first Android games with Google Play Games integration
Want to start using Google Play Games to track your stats, compare high scores, and play games with your friends? Here are some of the first games that’ll let you do that. [Android Police]
- Lenovo showcases furniture design concepts for its Horizon Table PC
Can’t figure out what you’d do with a 27 inch tablet designed so you can lie it flat and use it like a table? Lenovo and friends have come up with a few ideas, including a kid-friendly tree trunk PC and an easel-like digital art station. [Lenovo]