Google Inc.'s Nexus Prime will not make its debut Tuesday, with the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event cancelled by the companies due to the passing of Steve Jobs.
Some more patience is needed until we get to taste the first bite of the Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich.
Google and Samsung were expected to release the new Android flagship, Nexus Prime, at the CTIA Enterprise & Applications show in San Diego.
Samsung and Google decide to postpone the new product announcement at CTIA Fall. We agree that it is just not the right time to announce a new product. New date and venue will be shortly announced, Samsung said in a statement.
Although the companies initially did not specify the reasons behind the postponement, many linked the delay of the Nexus Prime launch to the death of Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs, the genius visionary who shaped the media world.
A Samsung spokesman later confirmed this supposition was right -- the death of Steve Jobs was the cause of the delay, according to All Things D and CNET.
Now a new rumor for the launch event has surfaced. Nexus Prime's release has allegedly been rescheduled for Oct. 27 and will be held in London, according to Nexus 404 and The Next Web.
Steve Jobs introduced numerous revolutionary changes to the information technology industry and was a great entrepreneur. His innovative spirit and remarkable accomplishments will forever be remembered by people around the world, said Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung in a statement Thursday.
Under the current circumstances, both parties have agreed that this is not the appropriate time for the announcement of a new product. We would ask for the understanding of our clients and media for any inconvenience caused. We will announce a new date and venue in due course, Samsung said in an email announcement Friday.
It is somewhat comforting Samsung is giving the world enough time to mourn the loss of Jobs, a legendary visionary who changed the world, before continuing the relentless competition in the smartphone market.
Although the launch has been delayed, the buzz around the next smartphone contender is very much alive, and the expectation is mounting.
A teaser video was released by Samsung this week, revealing a curved screen on the upcoming Nexus Prime smartphone.
Something BIG is coming, reads the tagline as the screen shows a curved profile of a slender device.
Apparently, a video of Nexus Prime has also been leaked.
The video above was uploaded by Mobilissimo, showing the 4.65-inch Android smartphone in action.
Nexus Prime is expected to feature a 1.5-GHz dual-core processor, a 4.5-inch screen, 1GB of RAM, and 720p (1280 by 768) video resolution.
The device is also expected to house a curved 4.65-inch 1,280x720-pixel Super AMOLED Plus touch screen.
The latest report comes from BGR who say they have confirmed that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be a pure Google Experience device without any third-party user interface or modifications. The phone is also expected to be a Verizon Wireless exclusive in the U.S.