Google has postponed tonight’s much-anticipated Nexus showcase in New York, amid fears that Hurricane Sandy is about to wreak havoc on the city.
The search giant was expected to use the press call to lift the lid on up to four new smartphones from a host of manufacturing partners as well as the second-ever Nexus-branded tablet.
An official statement from Google stated: “We are cancelling 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.”
News of the decision comes after Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo ordered the evacuation of the low-lying, coastal area of New York where Google had intended to announce its new contenders.
Handsets thought likely to debut include the Samsung Galaxy Nexus 2, the Sony Nexus X and the LG Nexus 4, as Google moves away from its time-honoured policy of releasing a single, flagship Nexus phone every year for what we’re guessing is to be a range of phone at varying price points.
Google was also expected to shine a light on a new Nexus slate manufactured by Samsung. This will apparently feature a ten-inch screen and will be powered by the hitherto-unseen 4.2 iteration of Android.
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