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:
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
Windows Central Newsletter
Get the best of Windows Central in your inbox, every day!
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.
This is not your incredibly deluded idea of karma. People will have their homes destroyed, others will lose their lives. Please think about what you type in the future. I recommend you stay the heck away from this site, we don't want your kind here.
A hurricane that bad isn't something I'd wish on my worst enemy. Wishing it to a technology company because you have some irrational hatred of their products is just something else.
Grow up. Get a sense of decorum.
Android fanboys probably laugh at our comments since WP is such a small fish in the ocean...
Sorry Rich, Dan - I know you've tried to talk sense, but it's just not working. Any chance of mass moderation on this one? This kind of thing could really give the whole site a bad rep.
The lack of decorum is sickening.
Get a grip, this hurricane is a life changing event for hundreds of thousands of people if not more. Lives could be lost, homes could be lost, family and friends could be lost.
This isn't karma, it's not Google's fault, etc. It is an unfortunate timing of events (for google) and possibly a good timing of events for MS and the WP8 device.
This is a time for the U.S. nation to come together and help those in need weather out the storm or repair/replace what they lose in the storm.
Keep your playground nonsense to yourselves. This is not the time and place for it.
It's a disgusting state of affairs when the allegience to a fucking mobile operating system can turn people into such wastes of space.
Deal it with it quickly, moderators.