Two Google announcements this week

The New York Times reports Google plans to introduce a new version of Google Desktop on Monday and a “communications tool” on Wednesday.

The new Google Desktop will feature live content panels allowing developers to write their own widgets associated with Google Desktop. A beta version of Google Desktop version 2 is now available on the Google Desktop site.

What communications tool will Google introduce on Wednesday? Google mobile? Google IM? We have a few days to speculate.