We can finally stop guessing when Ice Cream Sandwich will be revealed to the world in all its glory as Google and Samsung just announced the event would be happening in Hong Kong, October 19th at 10 a.m. HKT, which corresponds to 10 p.m. October 18th EST. As before, the live stream will be available at http://www.youtube.com/Android.

And to that we say, "Bring it!"


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  • http://www.villainrom.co.uk Fysi

    3am GMT?!?!?! FUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Google!

    • crazifyngers

      at least you will wake up with all the news. but i understand.

    • me

      Fysi, I checked my event and HK timezone settings in Google Calendar before believing they really had scheduled it then :(

      So, will I be having a late night, or an early morning?

  • Chris

    Good thing I'll be up for this, and not in class either. Now we'll see how accurate all this rumor-mongering has been.

  • asktonyc

    Rescheduled to 10:00 PM EST. I guess I'll check it out. I hope it has the Exynos processor (sorry Texas Instruments).

  • Chahk

    I feel sorry for any TV show debuting at 10pm EST next Tuesday night.

    • Miann

      why? grab a tablet and follow while you watch tv.

  • trjcasper

    A release in Hong Kong has to be good news for GSM users. A Verison CDMA only launch looks like it's out of the cards.

    • http://androidpolice.com alpha55

      Yeah thats why all the rumors suggest verizon is getting it first right???

      • whomeyeayou

        BGR, was the first with the rumor, the new Nexus would be a Verizon exclusive. BGR, also reported, on the eve, of last week's Apple announcement, the iPhone 4s, would be a Sprint exclusive. Can't trust all rumors. I saw the FCC papers, for the GSM version of the Nexus. Has there been FCC papers, published online for the CDMA version of the Nexus (I might have missed it)?

  • L boogie

    One way or the other, this announcement is gonna take place until then, no longer interested in speculations or rumors about this because it's getting tiresome already, I'm rather looking forward to CES 2012.

  • Deltaechoe

    Ooooo, what a wonderful birthday present.

  • JNave

    So we pretty much know what phone will debut with ICS, but I wonder what tablet will be the first to get it. Galaxy 10 hopefully!

  • http://www.psycho.ziggy471.com Jerry Lange

    If there is one person that doesn't know when it will air you can check this out I only set it to 2 hours as I don't really know when it will end. The important part is when it will start.

  • Evgenei (Rus)

    Интересно появится ли телефон в России?

  • Robert



  • http://fc1032.blogspot.com Brian

    October 19th at 10 a.m. HKT...

    Thats October 19th, 1PM Sydney time :D I'm on a break then!! ^^ I will be able to listen to for at least one hour!!

  • http://www.north-winds.org/ penguin359

    I believe that's 10PM EDT, for those areas not observing DST, it would be 9PM EST.

  • sergiu

    a link to the official web page with the invite please?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      There is no web page - it was sent in an email by Samsung PR.

      • sergiu

        ah.. thanks! So there's an invitation needed to attend. Too bad

  • ninja

    is this opened to public? or we need the invitation?

  • http://About.me/DarknesSx DarknesSx

    That's Wednesday, October 19, 5am in Saudi Arabia!!!

    PERFECT and tastiest way to start my favorite day of the week at the university as a Google Ambassador :D:D:D:D:D