By Robert Schoon ( | First Posted: Oct 18, 2013 05:53 PM EDT

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By process of elimination, Google's October 24 event may be an unveiling of Android 4.4 KitKat. 

Ever since Google ran its first ad promoting the new Android 4.4 KitKat (coincidentally it accidentally leaked a video of the Google Nexus 5 in action with the same subsequently-pulled ad), rumors about what the successor to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean would feature have abounded.

Get ready to find out for sure, as Google has sent out invitations to an event on Oct. 24, and reportedly, hardware is not on the menu.

That's according to a "reliable source" for, via Android Authority, which said that there will be no hardware shown at the event, which Google has dubbed as a "night out with Google Play."

Ever since the invitations were sent, rumors were racing around the web that the new Google Nexus 5 would be unveiled along with Android 4.4 KitKat, the way the Nexus 7 and Android 4.3 Jelly Bean were unveiled in tandem (along with the Google Chromecast). 

But if there is absolutely no hardware to be shown (and a "night out with Google Play" featuring music, movies, and games on the invitation doesn't mention any hardware) you can bet the only big thing left to show is Android 4.4 KitKat.

Of course, the October 24 event could simply be the unveiling of the new updated Google Play store, which has been pictured in screenshots and rumored about as well. But would that be enough to justify the Thursday, October 24 stand-alone event?

We'll have to see.'s "reliable source" may of course be wrong, and the Nexus 5 may be unveiled next week. But most credible sources are putting the Android 4.4 KitKat reveal at the same time as the Google Nexus 5 - one week later, on October 31. 

A dual reveal is more Google's style, so perhaps we'll all have to wait one week more before knowing anything about Android 4.4 KitKat on October 31. Of couse, that would be a delicious coincidence with Halloween, where we all get a special kind of KitKat in our trick-or-treat baskets. 

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