Google cancels NYC launch event for Nexus and Android 4.2 as Hurricane Sandy approaches

Google cancels NYC launch event for Nexus and Android 4.2 as Hurricane Sandy approachesYou may well have heard the news already, but just to confirm – the developing threat of Hurricane Sandy has led Google to cancel tomorrow's New York event to launch the Nexus 4, Nexus 10 and Android 4.2.

The move came after New York state governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency on Friday as Sandy moved towards the US West Coast having caused 60 deaths and widespread damage in the Caribbean.

With Google's event tomorrow scheduled for a waterfront pier now located in an evacuation zone, the company had little choice but to call it off and postpone the launch.

“We are cancelling our Monday morning event in New York due to Hurricane Sandy,” Google announced in a statement. “We will let you know our plans as soon as we know more.”

The irony is that with the Nexus 10 tablet having leaked in detail following Thursday's Nexus 4 smartphone reveal from Carphone Warehouse, many commented – including myself – that there was almost no point in holding the event in the first place.

For its part Microsoft will surely be secretly thankful for having scheduled its own Windows Phone 8 launch event for the opposite side of the country, with the San Francisco shindig now resting as the day's sole big event thanks to mother nature's intervention.

There's a local event in London kicking off simultaneously (which in GMT currency works out at 6pm) – we had planned on making it, but thanks to an unrelated double-booking we won't be able to in the end. But we'll still make sure to bring you all the details worth chewing over tomorrow night.

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11 comments

eddyday  Oct. 28, 2012 at 13:28

Even God is telling Google to stop peddling these **** phones that no one wants.

num  Oct. 28, 2012 at 13:31

Even God is telling Google to stop peddling these **** phones that no one wants. idiot:p:p

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 28, 2012 at 13:50

Even God is telling Google to stop peddling these **** phones that no one wants. idiot:p:p
Ignore him, he's our pet troll.

mug2k  Oct. 28, 2012 at 14:20

Even God is telling Google to stop peddling these **** phones that no one wants.

isheep + thinks god creates hurricanes = moron

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 28, 2012 at 14:59

...anyhoo...

blizzard7  Oct. 28, 2012 at 16:10

Is that picture what Apple Maps shows New York as?

JanSt / MOD  Oct. 28, 2012 at 16:12

if you zoom out, it could be the moon

Pondlife  Oct. 28, 2012 at 21:25

Even God is telling Google to stop peddling these **** phones that no one wants.

If it was about phones no one wants he hit the wrong coastline of the states....

matt101101 / MOD  Oct. 29, 2012 at 00:00

if you zoom out, it could be the moon
I thought it was at first glance.

B88  Oct. 29, 2012 at 00:34

Does it matter that microsoft is the sole event that day? I mean, are they really even in direct competition with each other, I will always have a windows pc alongside my android tablet, so will most of my friends. It seems Apple is the only one wanting to alienate other companies and make sure their customers only use their products together.

Pondlife  Oct. 29, 2012 at 12:22

Well if it was a windows pc announcement rather than a wp8 one you'd have more of a point, as it's a phone one they do seem to be in competition with android phones. Well in theory at least.

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