We have just received a bit of sad news from Google: the event in NYC scheduled for this Monday, October 29, has been postponed.
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.
We have no idea when the event will happen, but we will definitely stay in touch with our friends at Google and keep you up-to-date. Sad day for all Google fans out there, but it was to be expected. Stay safe, New Yorkers!
On Monday October 29th, Google is scheduled to host a big Android event in NYC. We’re expected to see some Nexus devices, potentially the LG Nexus 4 and Nexus 10. But for those of you not tuned into East Coast weather, Hurricane Sandy – dubbed the “Perfect Storm” by many meteorologists – is threatening to delay Google’s October announcement for a 2nd straight year.
Current expectations are that the East Coast will be bombarded. Airports shut down. Electricity knocked out for several days. Public transit closed. Winds at 80+ MPH. Flooding in coastal areas. And this thing is supposed to touch down Sunday night, with the biggest impact on Monday into Tuesday. The same time Google’s event is supposed to occur.
It’s a bit surprising that the collision of mother nature, Google’s event schedule, and sensitive travel itineraries hasn’t caused Google to issue a public or private statement regarding the event’s status. I can’t imagine they would risk hosting an event without electricity, especially when traveling to the venue could prove unsafe and potentially life threatening. But as we speak, many potential attendees could be readying themselves to travel to NYC, where they will be greeted by a hurricane.
Don’t forget last year’s Google Android event was intended for CTIA in San Diego but later rescheduled for one week later in Hong Kong. Rumors swirled about the event being moved out of respect for Steve Jobs passing while others claimed the announcement was intended to avoid patent lawsuits in one way or another. Rumors aside, this would be the 2nd year in a row Google is forced to move or reschedule their event.
Google – if you’re listening – could you give us an update on the status of the event?
We took to Google+ and Facebook to ask our Phans if they thought Google would cancel/reschedule the event or surge along with fingers crossed. Here are some responses we received:
So what do YOU think? Let us know by voting in the poll below and leaving a comment!