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A reminder that with Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the East coast of the U.S., Google recently made the decision to cancel its "Playground" event, originally scheduled for later today.

A T-Mobile event, also planned for today, has been called off too.

Google's Android event was expected to bring the official announcement of a new Nexus phone, the LG Nexus 4, and new high-res Nexus tablet, the Samsung Nexus 10. Both devices were expected to go live with Android 4.2, which was to be unveiled at the same event. But it looks like we'll have a little longer to wait for these devices -- we'll probably hear more about a rescheduled event in the coming days.

In the meantime, there's plenty of non-Android news today for you multi-platform mobile fans. Our sister site will be live from Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 launch event in San Francisco later today.

If you're expecting Sandy in the next day or so, stay safe and keep 'em charged. We'll see you on the other side.

There are 10 comments

Isn't this the second year in a row Google had to postpone this event? Last year because of Steve Job's death, this year the hurricane.

mintvilla says:

Yes, there not having much luck are they...

turbocheke says:

I dont see oficial anouncement of this but I think must be online

J3R3MY_H says:

Google should surprise all the Nexus users with an OTA today.

Zylograth says:

IMO they should have just moved the event to their home campus. Why go all the way to NY to make an announcement you could make from home?

cashxx says:

I think its funny, Google waited trying to undermine Apple and Microsoft letting them show their cards first so Google could get the last announcements and the press and then Google showed its cards and lost having to postpone its event. But could be a double edged sword, are more people waiting to see what Google does or are they buying what was just released and won't care what Google announces?

But thought it was comical here to see that happen!

brendilon says:

How did Google show their cards? There have been leaks, but that always happens. Anyone who says they know everything Google is going to announce is a fool or a liar. While tech sites like AC and iMore may follow every leak and rumor, the mainstream media, which is where most folks go first, generally don't aside from a 'here's what we expect' article just before the event. The official announcement is when most folks will hear about any of these devices.

brendilon says:

I think it's comical watching the media try to out-hype each other over this storm. You'd think bit was the apocalypse or something. Any time a hurricane (or any storm) strikes north of North Carolina the media goes nuts over it. You would think they'd never seen a hurricane before.

Zylograth says:

Exactly, here in Florida it's a common thing. We don't freak out, we plan parties LOL

davidnzs says:

Why does it say that the event will start at 2pm? I live in California, by the way.