Google Nexus launch postponed as Hurricane Sandy threatens

Those waiting for the next swathe of Nexus devices will have to wait a little longer, after Google postponed the New York event as the threat of Hurricane Sandy resulted in a state of emergency.

With the Nexus launch scheduled for Monday 29 October, It's a last-minute change of plans for Google, but we'd expect to hear new plans very soon, to keep customers, retailers and networks happy, as they clamour for the latest pure-breed Android devices.

The rumours have been flowing for a while now, with both the Nexus 4, from LG, and the Nexus 10 tablet, from Samsung, expected to make an appearance.

It was also anticipated that the new devices would launch with an incremental update to Android Jelly Bean, rolling with the 4.2 version number. 

It's not the first time Google has changed plans at the last minute. In October 2011, Google and Samsung postponed the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Of course, we will bring you all the details when Google announces its new launch plans for the next Nexus device(s).

UPDATE: Google went ahead and launched their new products without the pomp and show. First up we have Android 4.2 Jelly Bean announced: Camera spheres, keyboard updated, Miracast support; then we have Google Play to begin selling music from 13 November in the UK; then the hardware, the Nexus 4 and the Nexus 10