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We've been hearing about the Nexus Prime for months now, but things have really been heating up in the past week or so: first, Samsung released an official teaser trailer about the event and gave us a glimpse of the device's side profile. And yesterday, we had two conflicting sets of specs "leak out" (though obviously neither was confirmed). Finally, the official AndroidDevelopers YouTube account put up a video called "Android ICS Launch," set to stream during the Samsung Unpacked event in which the Prime and ICS were set to be revealed.

Update: Samsung's own blog confirms the delay.

But alas, Samsung has released a statement effectively stating that the Prime will no longer be revealed during the October 11th event, and the video has been pulled (for now, anyway). The official joint statement:

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 ask for your understanding regarding any inconvenience caused. We will announce a new date and venue in due course.

Certainly a bummer for the Android world - the Prime is  a very highly anticipated device. Still, we shouldn't have much longer to wait - Eric Schmidt promised that we would see ICS in October or November.

[Source: Engadget, Samsung]

Aaron Gingrich
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  • Ron Amadeo

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooo
    ='(

  • Juggalotus

    I'm thinking a possible announcement at CES2012? Just a thought

  • j3oomerang

    Is this your fault Exynos 4212? I sure hope so.

  • Rig24

    Dagger!!!!!!!more characters!!!!

  • David Ruddock

    Guys, this is clearly in light of the death of Steve Jobs. Doing this prior to or very shortly after Steve's funeral and all of this settling down might be considered disrespectful.

    I'm betting the phone itself will launch on the same day as has been planned, the announcement has just been shifted out of respect.

    • Juggalotus

      I think that is definitely a reasonable explanation and if it's that's the case, my hats off to samsung and Google.

      • Joris

        @Juggalotus: I totaly agree!

  • James L

    Why don't these companies just shut the fuck up until they know a definitive date that it will be ready.

    Another debacle to write home about.

  • http://cassidyjames.com Cassidy James

    D'oh! I hope it's so they can have an even bigger announcement at a stand-alone press event or something. Just to rub it in Apple's face.

    • Joris

      Have some respect please...

      • jake044

        He said Apple, not Steve Jobs. Calm down.

      • Zombie Jobs

        Steve BlowJobs is dead. He never respected anyone that didn't worship him...so fuck him. Have some respect, Hitler is dead too...you stupid fuck!

        • http://tantrajnaan.com Robert Dunn

          I want you to give me five examples of this. What exactly makes you think he was disrespectful to everyone else?

        • chrish72fire

          Jealous much? And what have you done with your life that is so extraordinary? I'm betting you didn't help usher in an entire industry, build a company worth hundreds of billions or help re-invent animation and entertain billions. Just a hunch.

      • http://cassidyjames.com Cassidy James

        Yeah, I really didn't mean rubbing into their face the fact that their former CEO has passed away, but the fact that the iPhone 4S has been poorly accepted and is seen to be a let down and the Nexus Prime will likely blow it away as far as specs, capabilities, and pure wow factor.

        However, due to their citing of "circumstances" making it not "appropriate," I do believe it may have to do with Steve Jobs' funeral.

  • L boogie

    In light of David's comment, I'll just patiently wait until both firms officially make their announcement.

  • Joris

    So things have been moved to the 27th October because of the death of Steve Jobs!

    Source: http://thenextweb.com/google/2011/10/07/samsung-and-google-to-regroup-for-october-27-galaxy-nexus-launch-in-the-uk/

    • L boogie

      Thanks for the update, Joris and now just counting down till then

    • http://schpydurx.livejournal.com ProfessorTom

      Not to be a dick, but the article you linked to did not confirm that Steve's death was the cause of the date bump; the article merely stated that Steve's untimely departure may have something to do with the bump and then went on to report the actual news.

      • Joris

        You're right. Sorry about that.

      • chrish72fire

        I'ts been mentioned in several other publications and has been confirmed by Google and Samsung execs. They thought some time between Jobs' funeral and the product launch was more appropriate.

  • MF

    It had to be postponed because half of the presentation was mocking Steve Jobs and the iPhone, and that's not very politically correct :)

    • Hary Ayala

      Would have been Hillarious if that was true and he hadn't died tho :P

    • Wam31

      I think both can be right !
      They very probably postponed it out of respect for Steve AND because they couldn't honestly mock someone who just died !
      Their speech might need some rewriting...

  • Hary Ayala

    We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Jobs's passing.
    SPOKESPERSON Google

    aparently it is related to jobs's passing.

  • http://tantrajnaan.com Robert Dunn

    As excited as I was, I'm glad to see Google/Samsung postponing this given the (probable) reason. I really hope it is scheduled at a time that I can watch it live!

  • RDog

    In some small way, this will cost them some sales. It looks amateurish. Steve Jobs has passed away, life goes on. And I do agree that he was not the most respectful guy around. He stepped on enough heads and bashed the little people frequently enough. Remember when he tried to have a secret deal not with Google not to allow any of his workers join Google? That's not even legal!

    Anyway, the decision's been made, hopefully they pick a new date and someone else doesn't die or something, causing another delay. Product looks HOT, just announce it already, the point was to capitalize on what a joke the iPhone 4S announcement was.

  • kurt

    Conspiracy theory time!
    We all knew that his death was coming. Especially Apple.
    I think the iPhone 4S was released instead of the time iPhone 5 because of timing with his impending death because they knew it'd be scooped up in memoriam of Steve Jobs and they could release the 5 later on, maximizing their profits.
    As of September 5th, the iPhone 4S has become the iPhone 4Steve.

  • Skillit

    they probably feel that would be inappropriate to POWN Apple right now given the circumstances !!!!

  • Casavapiece

    Apple has won again, they didn't delay pre-sales, or will not halt the sales of the new phone because Mr. Jobs has passed, instead, Samsung and Google have gone ahead and given them the one month head start in sales that they needed to establish and maintain the hold they have over the iSheep. Such a same to get suckered into this type of sales strategy, Apple should have been the ones delaying launches to pay respect to their fallen... And Steve continues to teach them from the other side.....