The launch of the much-anticipated Samsung Nexus Prime – also reported to be the debut of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system – during the CTIA Fall expo has reportedly been postponed by Samsung and Google, a couple of reports say.
According to Engadget and SlashGear, Samsung and Google released a joint statement about the postponement of the Nexus Prime launch. It reads:
“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.”
According to both sites, the statement came from the U.K. division of Samsung.
Other reports, including one from Phandroid a later one from SlashGear, speculate that the postponement of the Nexus Prime and ICS launch (“is just not the right time to announce a new product,” in Samsung’s and Google’s own words) is out of respect for the passing of Steve Jobs.