You 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.