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Google's 'Breakfast with Sundar': Join us at 9 a.m. PT today for live blog

Join CNET for live coverage from Google's 9 a.m PT press event featuring the head of Android, Chrome, and online apps. Could this augur the beginning of tighter ties between Chrome and Android?

Google could be launching a new Nexus 7 tablet on Wednesday.

Nevermind last week's earnings stumble. Google wants to keep you focused on its twin success stories, Android and Chrome.

This morning's "Breakfast with Sundar Pichai" event promises to showcase both. Pichai, a senior vice president at Google, oversees Android, Chrome, and apps.

Join CNET at 9 a.m. PT Wednesday for our live blog, with commentary beginning around 8:30 a.m. PT You can tune in right here:

CNET's live coverage of Google's 'Breakfast with Sindar Pichai' event

Google hasn't confirmed anything yet, but leaks and rumors (and the desires of CNET readers) point convincingly toward the follow-up to the Nexus 7. The second Nexus 7 is likely to be running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the latest version of the operating system, and will have two cameras.

There are far fewer rumors involving Chrome and Web apps, which Pichai has led for years, but that doesn't mean there won't be Chrome-related news.

We last saw a Chromebook event in February with the high-end touch-screen Pixel, and last October the company launched its popular, ARM-powered, $249 Samsung Series 3 Chromebook. We could well see another new Chromebook come Wednesday morning. And Pichai has stated that Chrome is "exceptionally profitable" for Google.

But on a deeper level, we also could see Google take a few more steps toward integrating the two operating systems. They're nowhere near ready to have Android apps run on Chrome or vice versa. But by putting Pichai in charge of Android as well as Chrome earlier this year, the company is signaling that its services like Maps, Gmail, Search, and the ads that they deliver are their ultimate priority.

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