Samsung and Google delayed the release of their new products following the death of Steve Jobs out of respect for the legendary man that changed the landscape of the technology world forever.
Despite a bitter lawsuit war, Samsung announced it will delay the unveiling of the new Nexus Prime.
Google and Samsung were due to release details on the phone Tuesday, Oct. 11, but have delayed the announcement out of respect for tech guru Steve Jobs, who passed away on Oct. 5.
We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Jobs's passing, a Samsung spokesperson said. We do not have information on the rescheduling of the event.
Part of the reason Samsung is delaying the announcement of its new phone could be the recent success of the iPhone 4S. Despite a lukewarm response to the iPhone 4S, Apple pre-orders for the product have sold out.
There have been plenty of leaked details on Samsung's Nexus Prime (or Galaxy Nexus) thanks to Boy Genius. Rumors say the 9mm-thick phone with a 4.65-inch, curved-glass screen will have 1GB of RAM a dual-core processor that clocks in at 1.2GHz and a 5-megapixel camera. The phone will also be 4G enabled with LTE/HSPA technology and Near Field Communication. Though the announcement was delayed, the product is expected to release in November.
The Prime will come with Android's new mobile OS 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Google was set to preview the mysterious mobile OS during the press event. No word on when consumers will get a look at Ice Cream Sandwich.
Will this act of civility end the volley of lawsuits between the two tech companies? Probably not.
Apple and Samsung have been sparring in courts across the globe over patient infringements. Apple has filed patent infringement lawsuits in Australia, South Korea and Japan. Apple claims range from Samsung slavishly copying the look and feel of Apple iPad and iPhone devices as well as complaints about methods of scrolling and browsing photo galleries and how the phone responds to touch taps.
Samsung claims Apple has infringed on technologies relating to the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System.
Samsung has offered to settle with Apple in Australian courts, though it denies any wrong-doing. But Apple lawyers say they want to wait for courts to rule on the infringement issues. That makes sense - Apple has been winning a number of these patent lawsuits abroad. Germany has already barred sale of Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1. A Dutch judge has also banned the sale of several Galaxy smartphones in the Netherlands.
As Samsung prepares to release the Galaxy Tab in American stores a preliminary injunction is already scheduled to be heard in courts Thursday.