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Google I/O kicks off early this year. Photo: Google

Google I/O kicks off early this year. Photo: Google

Google has officially announced this year’s I/O conference for developers, and it kicks off on May 28 in San Francisco. The two-day event promises to explore the latest in “tech, mobile and beyond,” and you can register for your ticket on March 17.

Will Android L be named ‘Licorice’? Image: Google

Will Android L be named ‘Licorice’? Image: Google

We’ve been pondering Android L’s real name for as long as I can remember. Google decided it didn’t want to put us out of our misery when it announced the update at Google I/O back in June, so we’re still guessing. Some reports have suggested it could be called Lollipop, while others say it will be named Lion after another chocolate bar made by Nestle.

Now a Google+ post from a sculptor you’ve probably never heard of suggests Android L will be named Licorice instead.

This is what you can expect the Nexus 6 to look like. Mockup: Android Police

This is what you can expect the Nexus 6 to look like. Mockup: Android Police

We’ve been hearing for some time that Google will show of its new Nexus 9 tablet this month, but a launch date for its next-generation Nexus smartphone has remained a mystery. Now a number of sources familiar with the search giant’s plans say you’ll be able to buy a Nexus 6 before the end of October.

Google's latest event invite. Image: Android Authority.

Google’s latest event invite. Image: Android Authority.

Google has begun issuing invitations for a September 15 event in India where it is expected to announced the first crop of Android One devices built specifically for emerging markets. The handsets are expected to go on sale next month, with prices starting at just $100.

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Asus will unveil its first Android Wear smartwatch at IFA 2014 in Berlin next month. Asus CEO Jerry Shen revealed the news to investors at a conference in Taiwan, reports claim, and he promised the device will look better than competing wearables from rival companies.

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