Google Nexus Prime and Android 4.0 event canceled

Just a few minutes after the Samsung Google Nexus Prime blurry video leaked Samsung and Google have announced in a mail statement that the Android 4.0 and Google Nexus Prime (Galaxy Nexus..) launch event was postponed / canceled:

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.

There’s still no way to know if today’s leak is in any way related to the decision to cancel / postpone the event. Wild speculation on my part: If it isn’t because of hardware / software issues then it may be related to Steve Jobs death. If his funeral service is set to be on October 11th then Samsung took the right decision. /speculation

Update: It now appears that Jobs death is the reason of the event cancellation according to sources. The new date hasn’t been set yet.

Update: Samsung’s official statement:

“We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Jobs’s passing,”

  • T.Shaw

    No disrespect to the dead but really ? The only way this reveal should be canceled is if the funeral for Mr.Jobs is that day. If that is indeed the case then my hats off to those that made the decision to cancel. If it was canceled just for the loss of Mr.Jobs then I am pissed. No doubt Steve Jobs was an innovator and pioneer in the tech world but I see no reason for the tech world to stop moving forward even for just a day.