Samsung and Google were to launch Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich on October 11 trade show in San Diego. The invitations for the event were sent last month by Samsung. However, this launch has been cancelled in honor of Steve Jobs.
“We decided it was not the right time to announce a new product while the world was expressing tribute to Steve Jobs’s passing,” said Kim Titus, a spokesman for Samsung, in a telephone interview to Bloomberg. “The industry has never lost such an iconic figure. Obviously we were well down the path but decided this was the right thing to do.”
According to some reports the new product that was to be launched on Oct 11 was the next version of Google Android OS, the most popular smartphone software in the world. It is used by a number of smartphone manufacturing companies like Samsung, HTC, Motorola Mobility, and many others.
Google had talked about the next version of Android during the developers’ conference in May. It was to be made available to smartphone manufacturing companies this year.
Samsung and Google have not yet announced the future date for the launch of Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android OS.