Google has been forced to postpone the New York launch event of its next generation Nexus smartphone devices from LG and Samsung due to the approach of Hurricane Sandy.
Numerous US websites have reported that Google emailed those set to attend the event to confirm the postponement.
"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," it said.
Although the postponement means the devices will have to wait a while longer for their public showing, an error by UK retailer Carphone Warehouse means information on the device from LG has already been leaked online.
Staff accidentally posted the listing page for the Nexus 4 on its website last week, revealing it will come running the next version of the Android operating system, called Jelly Bean 4.2.
Other specifications include a 4.7in touchscreen, with a 1,280x768 HD screen and pixel density of 320ppi and it will be powered by one of Qualcomm's Snapdragon processors.
It will also come with an 8MP camera, capable of recording 1080p HD video and near-field communication capabilities, according to the posting.
The delay plays into the hands of Microsoft which is set to officially unveil its Windows Phone 8 platform at an event in San Francisco on Monday evening, just a few days after its Windows 8 operating system was made available.
The events would have clashed but now Microsoft will have the day to its self for its launch.
Microsoft will be hoping the merging of its desktop, tablet and smartphone platforms under a single system will drive take-up among consumers and businesses, which have so far remained relatively uninterested in Redmond's offerings.
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