Google's New York event cancelled due to weather, provides Microsoft some breathing space

Google has announced that its Android event, planned to be held this coming Monday in New York, has been cancelled due to severe weather concerns. The move comes just after Microsoft has created buzz with the launch of its Surface family of Windows RT tablets (Windows 8 Pro Surface hardware still on the horizon). 

While we can poke fun at Google all we want for having their event scheduled on the very same day Microsoft aims to reveal the next version of its mobile operating system, a severe weather front cannot be viewed in a humorous light, and we should take a minute to wish everyone safe travels and to remain unharmed through the duration of the storm.

Should you reside in the East Coast, particularly NewYork, then you'll be sure to monitor the coverage of Hurricane Sandy closely. The following email from Google was received by our sister website, Android Central:

"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.Stay safe and dry, The Android Team"

So, how is this relevant with Windows Phone? The cancellation of the Google event provides Microsoft with some room to breathe. It's had positive reaction from consumers with the launch of Windows 8 and Surface, but it also has to get Windows Phone out the door. We're eagerly awaiting what's announced in two days, and now Microsoft can attack the market with a more focused mindset.

Windows Phone Central is preparing itself for a storm of its own with Monday just around the corner. We'll of course be on the floor to bring you the latest news and announcements made by Microsoft, not to mention hands-on with Windows Phone 8 hardware. So be sure to remained tuned to our feed to not miss the action.

Source: Android Central

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.