Samsung and Google postpone Ice Cream Sandwich and Galaxy Nexus announcement [updated]
Update: The delay is probably related to the recent death of Apple CEO and Co-Founder, Steve Jobs. Although funeral arraingements haven’t been posted, it could be that the funeral for Mr. Jobs will also taking place on Tuesday, October 11.
It looks like Samsung and Google have decided to postpone their October 11 announcement of both Ice Cream Sandwich and the upcoming Galaxy Nexus. The two companies sent out joint announcement that said
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.
A few days ago, Samsung and Google sent out invitations to many members of the press for a press event on October 11. It was expected that Google would announce the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, and the next Nexus device, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. No reason for the delay was given.
Could this be related to all of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich leaks that have been uncovered in the past few days? Maybe. After all, specs were posted yesterday. In addition, the Android Developers Youtube channel made a slip-up and revealed that Ice Cream Sandwich was going to be announced. This morning, an image and video of the Galaxy Nexus made its way onto the web, along with many screen shots of Ice Cream Sandwich.
Whatever the case, many people aren’t going to be happy about this. I know I’m not. I guess we’ll just have to sit back and wait some more. If anything, we’ll have to wait until November. After all, Google’s Eric Schmidt did say that ICS was coming in October or November.