Thanks to recent leaks and reports, we have a general idea of what Google should unveil during its upcoming media event – initially scheduled to take place in New York on October 29 – but, with two days left to go, we have some bad news from Android fans: the playground is temporarily closed.
Google had to cancel the announcement due to Hurricane Sandy. The location of the event – a waterfront pier – is now in an evacuation zone, as New York is now in a state of emergency.
Android Authority, invited to attend the event, can confirm Google’s cancellation. Here’s the short email we have received:
We are canceling our Monday morning event in New York due to Hurricane Sandy. We will let you know our plans as soon as we know more.
Stay safe and dry,
The Android Team
Google was expected to unveil new products on Monday, including the LG Nexus 4 smartphone, the Samsung Nexus 10 tablet and the 32GB versions of the Nexus 7 (Wi-Fi and Cellular + Wi-Fi). All these devices should run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box, with Google also expected to introduce the main features of its new mobile OS version.
The company will surely reschedule the press event and we’ll be back with more news on the matter as we have them.