Samsung Electronics Co. and Google Inc. are reported to be delaying the public announcement of a new mobile-phone product following the death of Apple Inc.'s former chief executive, Steve Jobs, according to the South Korea-based electronics giant Saturday.

The new release of Android is highly anticipated because it is expected to tie the smartphone version of the operating system, known as Gingerbread, and the tablet called Honeycomb.

“We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Jobs's passing, Samsung's spokeswoman Chenny Kim stated as reported by Wall Street Journal.

Although Google has not revealed the details about ICS, a number of things have been reported about it.

Samsung, which is the world's second-largest handset vendor after Nokia Corp., was set to unveil the new mobile phone to the public during an event in San Diego on Oct. 11.