Google Inc. has decided to delay releasing the Nexus Prime, which was set for Tuesday during the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event, opting for a rumored Oct. 27 release date instead.
Google and Samsung were set to release the new Android 4.0 OS, Ice Cream Sandwich, and the Nexus Prime at the CTIA Enterprise & Applications show in San Diego on Oct. 11. But according to a Samsung spokesperson, the death of Steve Jobs on Oct. 5 halted the release.
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.
While most suspected the postulation that Steve Jobs' passing was the cause for postponing the release date, a Samsung spokesman later confirmed the rumor, according to CNET.
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 e-mail announcement Friday.
Nexus 404 reported that the release date is now slated for Oct. 27 and will be held in London, giving time to mourn the loss of the Apple co-founder.
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.
Nexus Prime will feature a 1.5-GHz dual-core processor, a 4.5-inch screen, 1GB of RAM, and 720p (1280 by 768) video resolution. Sneak peek videos show the Nexus Prime will also have a curved 4.65-inch screen and exclusively sold to Verizon Wireless.