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Android hints at a new feature to debut at the Samsung Galaxy S20 launch

The Android logo takes on Galaxy Unpacked branding for some reason. (Source: Twitter)
The Android logo takes on Galaxy Unpacked branding for some reason. (Source: Twitter)
The Android OS' official Twitter account has posted a message alerting us all to "something exciting" that is "just around the corner". However, we will have to wait until Samsung's next big event to see what it is. The announcement has led to speculation that the long-missed Google Play Edition (GPE) program is being resurrected.

Android may have something to launch at Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event. This much is clear from a social media post recently released through the former's official account, and a reply from that of the latter with the message, "Saved you a seat!".

It is possible that the initial post simply refers to the new flagship (and foldable) phones to be unveiled at the show in question: however, an actual public announcement to this effect may be rather redundant.

Therefore, numerous replies to the same tweet contain somewhat justifiable speculation that Android representatives will take the stage to debut some innovation of their own, yet also somehow connected to Samsung, during this year's Unpacked event. For example, the prominent YouTuber MKBHD has "dared" the 2 companies to produce a new Google Play Edition (GPE) phone at the appropriate juncture.

Others propose that the "something exciting" is indeed a GPE device, but perhaps one of the Galaxy A series rather than the premium S20 line. However, a return to hardware with 100% stock Android rather than a heavily-skinned and more complicated in-house version of the OS such as Samsung's One UI seems too good to be true.

It is much more plausible that some kind of new software-based feature will be introduced at this upcoming launch. Should this be the case, we can but hope it will be compelling, and yet not exclusive to devices from the South Korean giant.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-02- 7 (Update: 2020-02- 8)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.