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Mark your calendars – the social event of the season is happening tomorrow morning. Yes, there's going to be a live streamed event to discuss updates to Google's social platform. What? Like you have anything better to do.

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Vic Gundotra is helping the official Google+ account to spread the word so you don't miss out on the fun. The event has its own Google+ page with direct links to add it you your Google Calendar, which should remind you when the time comes. There might be a few new mobile features to be discussed – possibly even some Hangouts stuff.

We don't know exactly what's going to be announced, but Google+ updates definitely don't have anything to do with the Nexus 5. This is explicitly a Google+ thing, so don't bother with the conspiracy theories this time. Please. You are killing us.

[Google+ Event page, Vic Gundotra]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

He's the author of a sci-fi novel called The Crooked City, which is available on Amazon and Google Play.

  • challenge_accepted

    Google is just trolling us with announcements nobody cares about.

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    • darkdude1

      Every Google employee.

    • Zach Mauch

      LOL! though not intended, your Avatar makes this REALLY complements your comment.

  • Alex Mocaby

    UGH. SO MUCH TENSION. Maybe they'll throw us a bone and give us some Hangouts info. Probably not though.

  • http://www.youtube.com/MKBHD Marques Brownlee

    LOL @ the tags

  • Wazzifer

    Oh Google, you and your sick twisted sense of humor.

  • Santeri

    Whatever it is, I will definitely watch it! Yeah, as if I had anything better to do...

  • adi19956

    I love Google+, but this really isn't the time! Come on Google you're doing this on purpose :(

  • ThugNasty

    Lol google keeps making these little events to troll everyone waiting for nexus 5 and android 4.4

  • Captain Spaulding[2200+ posts]

    Like I need to mark it on my calender, there's no way I could forget.

    • Morten Ulveseth

      Well, at least it saves me from having to figure out when the hell it will be in my timezone. ^^

      • Mkvarner

        Thats hard for us Norwegians :P

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  • Daniel Johansson

    Could it be the Nexus 5..? ;)

  • Aleksey_US

    Chromecast support for G+ photos would be great...

  • Thomas’

    Is the Hangouts team still part of the Google+ division?

    Also, Helpouts anyone?

  • SneakyGoogle

    What if... instead of the usual press invites, they're doing it on Google+ this year?!?! boom!

  • Lorenzo Faccini

    In 10 minutes there will be a new announce ...i hope

  • Dan Zimmer

    My guess is hangouts update for android

  • http://www.jaxidian.org/update teh Jax

    Could this be Helpouts related? A few days ago, I received this email:

    Hi Shane,

    This is a friendly reminder to schedule your Helpouts video call.

    We need to connect with you to learn more about your background, communication skills and comfort level with online video. We will also use this opportunity to optimize your listing, if needed.

    Please book time with us HERE. We need to connect with you by Monday 10/28 to be ready for launch.

    If you've already been interviewed by us, you can call us to confirm your readiness for launch at 1-xxx-xxx-xxxx. Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

    Happy helping,

    • Andy Stetson

      I got one too!

  • Bojan Bunić

    HALF LIFE!!!! Or not?

  • Chris Caldwell

    "so don't bother with the conspiracy theories this time. Please. You are killing us."

    wait, WERE killing YOU? Arent you the SOURCE for like 90% of the completely made up, Click-base, BS articles and outlandish inferences? Pretty sure all conspiracies lead back to AP.

    • Thomas’

      Eh, no. You're confusing AP for all the shitty Android blogs out there.

    • Gabernasher

      This is one of the most click bait free sites I go to.

    • http://turbofool.com Jarrett Lennon Kaufman

      Yeah, AP's the site that goes out of their way to point out EVERYTHING wrong with the click-bait, baseless articles you're referring to. Confused much?

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      • grumpyfuzz

        Ship one to me?

        • ketto

          No, because it does not exist.... :)

          • grumpyfuzz

            Mind = Blown

          • BigDropz

            The Nexus 5's release date is more top secret than "top secret government info". The NSA don't even know.. Lol

  • rap

    What happened at the google play event. I saw the even announced but no one ever reported on what it was.

    • Martial Clausse

      It seems it was mostly an event to get the press better acquainted with the whole Google play platform.

  • RitishOemraw

    Enough with the Nexus 5 conspiracies!
    Everyone knows this is the event where the nexus 10 will be announced together with special G+ mobile app features exclusive to android 4.4!


  • Toboe

    AP, could you include UTC with time stuff? Always have to look it up when some US Timezone is used...
    (Winter (/Standard/not-DST) Time Pacific is UTC-8)

  • Matthew Fry

    Conspiracy theory: It's a wake. Google+ is going down.

  • TheLastAngel

    Yay! More silly Photo editing features!

  • http://www.bordersweather.co.uk/ Andy J

    No.... this wouldn't explain why Vic was asking Sundar if he was having trouble sleeping.... https://plus.google.com/+VicGundotra/posts/Aqxv8xPTH94 Sundar has nothing to do with Google+

  • CharlesTF

    What about that G+ Photos app appearing instead of the Gallery app on the leaks?

  • NF

    I'm guessing hangouts updates. Maybe help outs.


    I'm wondering if maybe there will be an announcement about iGoogle's replacement since it's going to be shut down on Nov 1.

  • Karl Smith

    Hangouts, Google+ Photos app -- Android 4.4 is all about Google+ integration. Gundotra is going to "one more thing" the presentation and announce Nexus 5.

    There's WAY too many leaks for the Nexus 5 announce to not be imminent. And with STILL no invites to an Android event - this has to be it. I'm now convinced.


  • mark

    Google is making the press look like chumps. It's hilarious to watch

  • laserlord

    Google+ can f**k right off

  • Ali Said Jamaleddine

    I already posted this in another article but some might have missed it. Anyhow, here is what I found on Kitkat Arabia's facebook page:


    A photo (see below) was posted 3 hours ago and has the following (English) caption:

    "Final call for Android #KITKAT. Please make your way to the gate. #AndroidKITKAThere"

    Super excited :D

  • Dee Norbert

    I like this guy at google plus.Direct to the subject.SMS Support for Hangouts :D

  • Testraindrop

    Nicely done Google, first the stream doesn't work, then its blocked in germany. -.-

    Well we are not worth it ,it seems... unless you use VPN :D

    btw Vic: "Thanks for all of you who are watching now live all over the world.." ... right...