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Two new Nexus phones this year? Yes please! Photo: Google

Two new Nexus phones this year? Yes please! Photo: Google

Google will attempt to reverse declining Nexus sales with the launch of two new smartphones in 2015, according to a new report. The devices are expected to come in different sizes to appeal to a larger number of consumers, but they may not be accompanied by a new Nexus tablet.

Google I/O is going to be good this year. Photo: Google

Google I/O is going to be good this year. Photo: Google

Google I/O is one of the biggest events in the calendar for Android fans, and this year’s event — which kicks off next Friday — is going to be just as exciting as the last. In addition to the next-generation Android upgrade, we’ll see updates to other Google platforms, and maybe even new devices.

Here are 8 things that you won’t want to miss.

Friday Night Fights returns! Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

Friday Night Fights returns! Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Android

Dueling developer events Google I/O and Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference will happen in the next couple of months, which makes this an exciting time of year for Apple and Android fans.

Friday-Night-Fights-bug-2Both events attract a lot of attention — they’re two of the biggest software-focused conferences in tech — and getting a ticket to either one is nearly impossible.

But which is better? Find out what we think in this week’s Friday Night Fight with Cult of Android versus Cult of Mac!

Google Play's going to get better for kids. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Google Play’s going to get better for kids. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Google is planning to add a dedicated ‘Designed for Families’ section to the Play Store that will showcase apps and games that are child- and family-friendly. The company is expected to launch the new section at Google I/O later this week.

Will Google's next Nexus have the Note 4's display? Photo: Google

Will Google’s next Nexus have the Note 4’s display? Photo: Google

While it may seem unlikely, speculation surrounding a new Nexus smartphone made by Huawei refuses to die.

According to one analyst based in China, the device is indeed on its way, and it will deliver a 5.7-inch Quad HD display and Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 810 processor.

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