Something tells me the unveiling of Google and Samsung Galaxy Nexus, also known as the Nexus Prime, is very near, as Ice Cream Sandwich Android Statues are already set up at Google's Android headquarters.

Android developers posted a YouTube video of the statues being set up on Oct. 13 on their YouTube channel. The video description states that at 10 a.m. on Oct. 19 (Hong Kong time) the next Google operating system will be unveiled.

Samsung and Google were originally set to launch Ice Cream Sandwich and the rumored Nexus Prime smartphone in San Diego on Oct. 11. Google's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is set to be the first version of Android that will combine both phone and tablet operating systems. This is a method that Apple has already taken with its iOS operating system.

Should Google have gotten the chance to unveil its new operating system and the Nexus Prime was unveiled on Oct. 11 there would have been a fierce battle between the Google/Samsung team and Apple, which unveiled its iPhone 4S on Oct. 4.

But Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs, 56, died one day after the new iPhone was unveiled reports are that Google and Samsung delayed the announcement out of respect for Jobs' death.

On Tuesday, industry insider Eldar Murtazin hinted on his Twitter account that Google and Samsung delayed the announcement because of patent fears.

Nexus Prime and Android 4.0 are under question, Murtazin wrote. Google removing some features which are subject of patent war. No timeline for this job.
Watch the statues being delivered below.