File photo of Google Inc's logo
File photo of Google Inc's logo.Reuters

Internet giant Google cancelled its Android event scheduled on Oct 29 on account of Hurricane Sandy nearing the U.S East Coast.

In an email sent to media fraternities, the company said, "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," as quoted by Wired.

Google is yet to say when the postponed event will take place. Reports said the event was postponed to an undetermined future. The place where the event was scheduled for Monday has now become an evacuation zone, The Verge reported.

"On Friday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency in response to the incoming storm, and Google's event was set to take place on a waterfront pier, which is now in an evacuation zone," the report pointed out.

Google had once cancelled an event on its Ice Cream Sandwich operation system in 2011 following the demise of Apple CEO Steve Jobs.

The Oct 29 event was expected to see the launch of a Nexus 4 smartphone and a new Nexus 10-inch tablet. Though Google has been tight lipped about the devices and its features, it was rumoured that the company may unveil the next generation smartphone through a partnership with LG. The much anticipated Google Nexus 10, which would become an arch rival to Apple iPad with Retina Display, is rumoured to have a bigger screen and better resolution.

Meanwhile, Microsoft will resume with the launch of its Windows Phone 8 in San Francisco on Monday, as the venue does not fall in the path of Hurricane Sandy.