Just a few short days after Google and Samsung unleashed a teaser video announcing that “Something BIG is coming,” Google and Samsung have announced that they have decided to postpone the announcement of both the Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich. In a joint statement by the two companies, both Google and Samsung feel this is not the right time to announce a new product.
We’ve now received official confirmation from Samsung’s PR Director Kim Titus.
Samsung and Google have decided to postpone the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event during the CTIA in San Diego, previously scheduled for Oct. 11. 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 courseKim TitusSamsung
And ComputerWorld got an update directly from Google. It looks like this is related to the passing of Steve Jobs.
We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Jobs's passing.SpokespersonGoogle
Before you get out the torches and pitchforks, this doesn’t mean that the actual release date of the Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich have been delayed, and we still expect both the next Nexus and the next version of Android to launch by the end of November as former Google CEO Eric Schmidt promised exactly a month ago.
Though we won’t be seeing the next big thing in Android at CTIA on October 11, it seems our wait won’t be much longer. We will keep you updated once we have more information about a rescheduled event.