Hurricane Sandy makes Google delay Monday's NYC press event

Google's plans to hold a major press event in New York City on Monday has now taken a back seat to an even bigger event, and it's not a good one. Hurricane Sandy, current a level 1 storm, is threatening the entire northeast coast of the US with lots of rain, wind and possible snow.

As a result of the weather and the effects that are expected to be created by Sandy, Engadget reports that Google has informed media outlets that they have now cancelled their plans to hold their New York City press event on Monday. No new day for the press conference has been announced.

As we previously reported, Google was expected to reveal a number of new hardware projects, all under the company's Nexus brand, at Monday's NYC event. Rumors claim that Google would have revealed a 32 GB version of its previously launched Nexus 7 tablet by Asus, along with a 10 inch tablet made by Samsung. Rumors also state that Google had plans to announced an LG-made Nexus 4 smartphone. Both the smartphone and the 10 inch tablet were rumored to have Android 4.2 running things inside.

Source: Engadget
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Google never was a party crasher to me. I think they are using the storm as a copmput because of a lackluster launch.

So Google created this event to rain on Microsoft's parade and they end up being the ones forced to cancel due to rain, lol.

Surely a company as big as Google with offices/HQ's in numerous countries could easily hold a "press event" in another location if they really wanted to announce new products on Monday!

IronChef75 said,
That's no hurricane, that's Microsoft's cloud services.

I think you meant Steve Balmer. He is like a hurricane after all. He's very noisy, make a huge mess with Microsoft, and if you look into his eyes there's nothing there.

WalterEgo404 said,

I think you meant Steve Balmer. He is like a hurricane after all. He's very noisy, make a huge mess with Microsoft, and if you look into his eyes there's nothing there.

Am I missing something? Steve B still runs a company worth a market cap of $245 billion! If only not for the DOJ, MS would be worth a lot more and we would have seen better innovation than from Google & Apple.

PoohGQ said,

Am I missing something? Steve B still runs a company worth a market cap of $245 billion! If only not for the DOJ, MS would be worth a lot more and we would have seen better innovation than from Google & Apple.


You mean it's ok to make fun of Microsoft because they are not a real company and Microsoft is?

Perhaps you missed the context of the joke. If you read the thread, you would know these are jokes. If you are taking anything serious, you have a lot of serious issues. They are only jokes. Stop acting like a cloudy day and lighten up.

Enron said,
Google's cloud just can't measure up to a real storm cloud.

Right!

Sandy > Dropbox > Google Drive > Box = Sugar Sync > SkyDrive > iCloud > Cubby

WalterEgo404 said,

Right!

Sandy > Dropbox > Google Drive > Box = Sugar Sync > SkyDrive > iCloud > Cubby

Skydrive #1

Enron said,

Skydrive #1


Why am I not surprised that I knew that was going to be your response. I guess it helps reading what you have to say (over and over).

YanksOnTop said,
Now down time for me

Sorry about your down time. The storm hasn't hit yet. As for me, I got my laptop, iPad, Nexus 7, iPhone and both my Galaxy Nexus charged. I'm thinking about getting the Surface tomorrow from Roosevelt Field Mall and playing with it so I can get some hands on time with it too. No down time for me.

Storm, yeah right! It was because Twitter was saying that the Nexus 10 is ugly -- and it is, but it's too late now to change it pronto and get rid of all that Samsing plastic!

A340600 said,
Storm, yeah right! It was because Twitter was saying that the Nexus 10 is ugly -- and it is, but it's too late now to change it pronto and get rid of all that Samsing plastic!

Twitter said that? What did Facebook say? Or did you mean people on Twitter said that?

A340600 said,
Storm, yeah right! It was because Twitter was saying that the Nexus 10 is ugly -- and it is, but it's too late now to change it pronto and get rid of all that Samsing plastic!

Yeah you're right, it has nothing to with the billions expected in damages, 4-8 foot storm surge, or massive evacuations taking place........

shockz said,

Yeah you're right, it has nothing to with the billions expected in damages, 4-8 foot storm surge, or massive evacuations taking place........

Should I even say that it was a joke? Of course it's because of the storm!

shockz said,

You never know on this site...

I guess. But the Nexus 10 is ugly. Samsung loves plastic and it shows in the Nexus 10, specially in the back.

So will they still release the Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 32GB on Tuesday? I have a 7 on order from Argos and a friend has the 10 on order from Warephone Carhouse

BeLGaRaTh said,
So will they still release the Nexus 10 and Nexus 7 32GB on Tuesday? I have a 7 on order from Argos and a friend has the 10 on order from Warephone Carhouse

Probably not.

pierrerv said,
Google is happy to cancel for the Hurricane. They're not ready

I doubt it, journalists aren't gonna be keen to write a story if it's hosing down, also if the power goes off it's going to be pretty tight too. I think it's a good move, no one would be interested in the events anyway if they were too busy tying down their roof before it blows away.

flexkeyboard said,
I heard Ballmer ordered a cat 5 hurricane for 1 million dollars. Is that true?

Well if he did he got jipped because at the peak this was a Cat 1 storm

flexkeyboard said,
I heard Ballmer ordered a cat 5 hurricane for 1 million dollars. Is that true?

LOL I usually get mad at MS bashing, but this is funny.