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Google cancels Nexus 4 Android event

Hurricane Sandy stops Google announcing Nexus 4 Android smartphone and more

LG Google Nexus 4 with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

Google has been forced to cancel today's Android event where it was due to announce new Nexus devices due to weather conditions.

The online search giant has postponed its Android event which was due to take place today at 3pm UK time. Google would have been announcing its Nexus 4 smartphone along with a new version of Android, 4.2 Jelly Bean. Group test: what's the best smartphone?

The firm was also expected to announce a 32GB model of the Nexus 7 tablet and maybe a 3G version too. Also on the list of possibilities was a Nexus 10 tablet made in partnership with Samsung.

Google said in a statement: "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,"

Unfortunately, Hurricane Sandy is due to hit New York and the east coast of the US later today
forcing the event to be postponed. Thousands of residents have been evacuated and the city is in a state of emergency.

The news means that Microsoft has no competition as it launches Windows Phone 8. The firm will be counting its lucky stars after choosing San Francisco on the west coast for the event after holding last week's Windows 8 and Surface tablet launch in New York.

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