Google cancels Monday's Android event due to hurricane

Android fans eager to get a look at the latest Nexus smartphones and tablets will have to wait a little longer; Google has emailed reporters, saying that it is cancelling its Monday event because of concerns surrounding Hurricane Sandy.

(Credit: CBS Miami; WFOR-TV)

As the storm gathered strength, Google faced mounting questions over whether it would continue with the event as planned. The waterfront pier where the event had been scheduled is now in an evacuation zone. Yesterday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency.

Google said it would let reporters know as soon as the event is rescheduled.

On Monday, the company was expected to show off new Nexus tablets — in both 7-inch and new 10-inch varieties — and a Nexus 4 smartphone. It was also expected to show off Android 4.2.

While the official announcements have been pushed back, there's still plenty of reading material available online. Images purporting to show the Nexus 10 tablet leaked online over the weekend; Google's Vic Gundotra posted pictures taken with a Nexus 10 on Google+; various manuals have popped up on the internet; and an alleged final rendering of the Nexus 4 showed up on Twitter.


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Im Batman posted a comment   

Google has moved a few events over the time, Steve Jobs last year, hurricane this. Not sure if the hurricane is an act of God or an act of Microsoft.

I was looking forward to nerding out tonight, it was on at a perfect time for us in the west.

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