Google Cancels Press Conference To Avoid Hurricane Sandy

Google has cancelled its planned New York City Android event which was scheduled to go down just three hours before Microsoft held a press release of its own. Google is cancelling its event because of Hurricane Sandy.

Microsoft instead will have Wednesday all to its own when it debuts the Microsoft Windows Phone 8 OS in San Francisco.

The cancellation was announced by Google on Saturday morning. In the letter to potential attendees Google wrote:

“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.”

The Google event would have been the launching point for Google’s newest smartphone known as the Google Nexus 4. The new handset is produced by LG. Google was also expected to show off the Google Nexus 10 Tablet which is a product of Samsung design.

While not confirmed the cancelled Google New York event may also have shown off the jump from Google Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to Google 4.2 Key Lime Pie.

Microsoft in the meantime is expected to show off various Windows Phone 8 powered devices that include smartphones from Nokia, HTC and Samsung.

Having a day all to itself is important for Microsoft as the company continues to struggle with grabbing market share from Google Android and Apple’s iOS.

Google has not yet announced a new date for its Android press release.

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