Originally scheduled for this Monday at 10:00 AM, Google’s latest Android event has been cancelled. This event was rumored to mark the release of Android 4.2 as well as a variety of new gadgets and gizmos. Google explained that the cancellation was due to unpredictable weather patterns with Hurricane Sandy:
“We are canceling our Monday morning event in New York due to Hurricane Sandy,” a note from Google’s Android team explains. “We will let you know our plans as soon as we know more. Stay safe and dry.”
Set for an East-coast venue, it was certainly wise for Google to hold off on their announcements for now and keep attendees out of the storm. However, this comes as extremely disappointing news for Android fans that will have to wait longer for the big announcements. So what exactly will we be missing out on?
Leaked images, rumors and reports suggested Google’s intent of releasing a brand new Nexus Smartphone (not to be Samsung branded this time) The new smartphone is to be called the Nexus 4, a rumored 10-inch tablet to be unveiled as the Nexus 10. An even more speculated update is to come to the Nexus 7 tablet line. These devices are said to be gaining two new models – 32GB devices – one of which will now include the option of HSPA+ connectivity. Will cameras still be an unfortunate omission? We’ll just have to wait and see.
While it is always unfortunate for a company to cancel such a highly anticipated announcement, this doesn’t mark the first time Google has to put a stop to an event. In October of 2011, Google had to put its event to announce the Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich out of respect of Steve Jobs’ passing.
There is always a reason for canceling product announcements, but we still have yet to hear whether Google has rescheduled or not. Wouldn’t it make more sense to hold the event in California – the state of their HQ?