By Johnny Wills | Oct 28, 2012 10:38 AM EDT
Android fans desperately waiting for the Oct. 29 Android event will have to wait a bit longer, as Google cancelled the event at the last minute following threats of Hurricane Sandy.
The storm is hitting the shores of New York on Sunday night or Monday morning, and the place where the event was scheduled is now an evacuation zone.
"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." Google wrote in an e-mailed statement to Slashgear.
On Monday, Google was expected to release unveil new Nexus devices, at least one, and show off the future version of its Android operating system. Android fans will have to wait until Google reschedules for a new occasion.
Eventually, Microsoft is also holding a Windows Phone 8 event on Oct. 29. Microsoft's event is still on as Windows 8 fans are gathering in San Francisco, safe from Hurricane Sandy. The Windows-maker will have the full attention of the tech world with nobody to steal the thunder.
Adding insult to injury, many of the surprises that Google saved for the day are no secrets anymore. The photos of the new Nexus devices are floating online. According to an earlier report, Google is expected to release new Nexus tablets - in 7-inch and 10-inch size, and a new Nexus phone manufactured by LG.
The new Nexus phone is rumored with 4.6-inch HD display, dual-core Snapdragon processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 8-megapixel rear camera and a non-removable battery. The user behind @evleaks Twitter account, which proved reliable in the past, has posted final renders of LG's Nexus 4 device.
From the tablet side, cellular connectivity upgrade to Nexus 7 is expected, along with launch of a 32GB version of the tablet, as well as a 10-inch Nexus tablet dubbed Nexus 10 from Samsung. Reportedly, the Nexus 10 tablet will pack 2,560 X 1,600 pixels display, Exynos 5250 processor, rear camera with LED flash and a front-facing camera for video conferencing.
Google will re-organize a new event, but an official statement about the date and place of the rescheduled Android event is pending.
© 2013 Mobile & Apps All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.