Google, Samsung Delay New Smartphone Launch Because Of Steve Jobs Death


Google and Samsung reported about the delay of their “Big Samsung Unpacked” event on October 11. They are looking for a “new date and venue” to unveil their Nexus Prime smartphone, according to CNET.”

We agree that it is just not the right time to announce a new product,” the companies said in a statement, noting that the decision was prompted by the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs

This week, Steve Jobs died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56.

The Nexus Prime smartphone, which has been rumoured for months but is still unconfirmed, is expected to be the first device running Ice Cream Sandwich the next major Android update, which will unify ‘mobile’ Gingerbread OS with ‘Tablet’ Honeycomb.

It’s also expected to be a beast specs-wise, with a dual-core processor, 4.5″ or 4.65″ screen, and 4G.

Google’s Nexus line of phones, which have included the Nexus One and Nexus S before now, are unique. They’re the very first devices to get updates as they’re released by the Android team.

Aside from the Nexus Prime, the event may well feature other Samsung-made Android devices including Nexus tablet.


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