While Google tried to create a storm of publicity for its latest round of next Nexus announcement, the company could not stop Mother Nature and Hurricane Sandy and has had to cancel its "Playground is Open" press event.
Google has not had very good luck with its announcements. Last year, it canceled its Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Nexus Prime) announcement due to the death of Steve Jobs. It was believed that it would be in poor taste to compare the Samsung Galaxy Nexus to the iPhone 4S while the world mourned the passing of Steve Jobs.
This year, we have almost every major wireless manufacturer make announcements in the month of October. They are well aware of the fact that black Friday through the holidays is a great season of giving and profits. Unfortunately Google scheduled their announcement later than its competitors and on the wrong coast.
It is going to be very interesting to see what happens, because there have already been leaks on websites selling new Nexus products such as the 32GB Nexus 7. Google has not been able to keep the Nexus 4 a secret because it turned up in a San Francisco bar with a "not for sale" sticker and Google logo on the back. Someone in the bar knew immediately what it was the Nexus 4. The patron, was very nervous and a security team arrived from Google at the bar, in September.
There reportedly will be several Nexus devices launched, including the Nexus 10.1, Nexus 4, Nexus X and maybe Android 4.2 Key Lime Pie. The storm is throwing a pie in the face of Google.
When there is change in plans in this short time frame. Google may not be able to stop all the websites and inventory systems around the world from showing what the next Nexus will be. We will surely see more leaks on Monday.
We ask our readers. "Does a week wait really matter if you are going to buy the next Nexus?"
Update 10/29/2012 5:44 pm PDT: Google announced three products via its blogs the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Nexus 7 with 3G/32GB. We have been busy today getting out Hurricane Sandy information. Come back later for full details.