Google Mobile event scheduled for Thursday morning

August 10, 2010: 11:16 PM ET

The event will be hosted by Google mobile product management director Hugo Barra.

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The invite said that Google will be unveiling a couple of cool new mobile features. Barria comes to Google from Nuance communications, a speech recognition powerhouse, but Google phones already recognize speech. The last event of this sort yielded Turn-by-turn directions in Google Maps (which is awesome).

Another area of intrigue is video calling which Fring has been doing on Android since before Apple debuted Facetime.  But a built-in Google (GOOG) solution would be an instant success.

Barra seems to be excited about OCR Translation and Google Goggles and Google Latitude type products in his twitter feed so those are always possibilities.

Also, Google Music is due for an unveiling.

There are also a slew of new Android phones released this week including the Dell Streak, Sony Xperia X10, the Droid 2 running Froyo and some Samsung Epic 4Gs should be rolling off the assembly line as well.

Tune in Thursday to find out!

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Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

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