Google and Samsung had scheduled an event, Unpacked: Google Edition, for October 11th, but the companies today reported that the event has been canceled. It was expected that Samsung would release a new smartphone, which has been referred as both, Galaxy Nexus and Nexus Prime in reports. Google was also set to launch the next version of Android (4.0) called Ice Cream Sandwich. The new Samsung phone would have run the new Android obviously. 

No concrete reason for the cancelation was given, although Samsung said that they felt that "it wasn't the right time to announce a new product". This suggests that the companies decided to postpone the event due to Steve Jobs' death, and if this is the case, it's a very respectful call towards Steve. The event is set to be rescheduled at a later date but no further details have been given yet. 


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  • quiksilvr - Friday, October 7, 2011 - link

    But not in the way you think. iPhone 4S had a lackluster response from people...until Steve Jobs died. Now Apple and iPhone is utterly shattering the news right now. The Nexus would have been completely overshadowed if it launches now.
  • imaheadcase - Friday, October 7, 2011 - link

    Businesses don't stop business when someone dies. Stop speculating nonsense.
  • hamburgler - Friday, October 7, 2011 - link

    This event was marketing, not "business".
  • sleepeeg3 - Saturday, October 8, 2011 - link

    Look up any college curriculum and tell me what school a degree in marketing falls under.
  • sleepeeg3 - Saturday, October 8, 2011 - link

    Agreed. Either the OP's theory is correct or possibly one of the products was not ready.
  • tayb - Monday, October 10, 2011 - link

    They do when a huge product release will be completely overshadowed by the passing of Steve Jobs. This phone would barely crack the news right now. That's why it was delayed.
  • raejae - Sunday, October 9, 2011 - link

    Are you seriously implying that the commercial success of the iPhone 4S is due to Steve Jobs' death?

    The only people the iPhone 4S had a lackluster response from were the usual suspects: the crowd of techies who can't look past a spec sheet to see the true value of a product. Now that all of that whining and moaning is dying down, the iPhone 4S is going to do what all of the previous iPhones have done--be successful.

    Steve Jobs' death had nothing to do with that. If anything, his death hindered it, because it completely overshadowed the release of the iPhone 4S.
  • FlyBri - Monday, October 10, 2011 - link

    I personally think that while the iPhone 4S would have done decently anyway, I'm almost sure that there will be considerably more success of it now that Steve Jobs passed away. Many Apple fans are diehard, loyal fans, and I don't put it past many of them that may have been on the fence about upgrading to the 4S, or waiting for the iPhone 5, to now get a 4S as a "tribute" to Steve Jobs.
  • kishorshack - Friday, October 7, 2011 - link

    Respect for Google
    Im pretty sure it has something to do with steve jobs death

    Even Google n Samsung wouldnt be happy to release a new product at this time

    Legend Steve Jobs
  • sigmatau - Friday, October 7, 2011 - link

    That would be nice if they did it for Steve Jobs.

    I actually wasn't thinking at all about him when I heard this. I thought that they delayed this because the iphone 4s was lackluster and they didn't need to rush the Prime in to trump it.

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