The tech world was going to have its eyes on New York City on Monday morning (29 October) to see what Google was going to launch at a major Android event.
If the event’s timing had been lined up to steal some thunder from Microsoft’s Windows 8 debut in San Francisco, those plans have now been scuppered by a very real storm.
The Google Android event was scheduled to take place on a waterfront pier, which is now in an evacuation zone after a state of emergency was declared on Friday, ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Sandy.
Google issued the following statement: “We are cancelling our Monday morning event in New York due to Hurricane Sandy. We will let you know our plans as soon as we know more.”
There were multiple rumours about what Google was going to announce on 29 October, from the next Nexus smartphone, possibly called the LG Nexus 4, a 10-inch Android Nexus 10 tablet said to made by Samsung, various new versions of the Nexus 7 tablet and the latest flavour of the Android OS, 4.2 (aka Key Lime Pie).
Whether any or all of those new products are ready for launch will obviously have to wait until the more urgent matter of a potential “super storm” has passed.