Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich Postponed

We’ve just caught wind of an important joint announcement.

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.

The news is a bit shocking at first, seeing as how the press event was supposed to be the venue for announcing the Nexus S successor as well as the latest Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich. So what does “not the right time” mean? Speculation suggests a few possibilities. There’s  a chance that a  technical issue has arised at the last minute. However, that’s probably unlikely. More likely the reason to delay is to avoid clashing with the funeral of Steve Jobs, whose service is yet to be confirmed by Jobs’ family. So long as Eric Schmidt sticks to the plan, the phone should launch by November. Also, keep in mind, they are postponing the announcement, but hopefully not the launch.

We’ll let you know when Google and Samsung announce a new date, time, or venue.

UPDATE: Kim Titus from Samsung just sent us the following statement which is a little longer:

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 course.

[via Engadget]

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  • http://www.talkandroid.com Jim Farmer

    I’ll just leave this here.

    http://www.nooooooooooooooo.com/

  • Peter McCain

    really? wtf?
    yesterday, the post was, the device is getting daily updates, now delayed??
    getting tired…

    DOA.

  • T. Clay

    I’m not sure how much longer I can wait. Esp. with Samsung Galaxy S2 out there for AT&T. (Which is who I have currently.)

    Imma tryin’.

  • Nick C

    I would imagine that its out of respect for the death of Steve Jobs due to the potential announcement on a planned date of his funeral. Not only that, but the release of iOS 5 and then the 4S only 2 days later would likely overshadow the Nexus announcement in the mainstream and consumer tech media. Seperately they arent really too much to be worth delaying the announcement but I think throwing a product announcement out on the potential funeral date of a man who arguably started the industry is not something that samsung wants to potentially take the risk of doing. While I’m as excited as anyone for this announcement as it is a viable contendor to be my next device, I think its a smart move on both google and samsungs part to postpone this announcement for a short time.

  • http://www.talkandroid.com Jim Farmer

    Looks like October 27th in London folks

  • JimD
  • Curt

    Motorola played that game with the Bionic and lost.

    If Samsung plays the same delay game, they will lose out as people will not wait and migrate to other handsets.