Google has cancelled its event scheduled for 29 October, due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Sandy in New York. In a statement provided to TheVerge, Google said it would let us know of its plans “as soon as we know more”.
The cancellation comes after the governor of the city declared a state of emergency on Friday, and the location of Google’s event fell into an area being evacuated. According to America’s National Weather Service, the high wind warning will be in effect from 6am Monday morning until the same time Tuesday morning.
The event coincided with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 unveiling, however, this will take place in San Francisco, and therefore won’t be affected by Hurricane Sandy. Microsoft has already held one event this month, where Windows 8 was launched, and both its and Google’s events were preceded by Apple’s product-heavy get-together on October 23.
Google’s new product list is rumoured to include the much-leaked Nexus 4 smartphone, and a 10-inch tablet made by Samsung. A new version of Android, still expected to be called Jelly Bean, is also expected to début, but the feature list remains unknown.
We’ll keep you updated as soon as Google announces a new date.