Google and Samsung cancel the Nexus Prime/Ice Cream Sandwich "Something BIG is coming" event
UPDATE: Samsung's spokewoman Chenny Kim has confirmed that the reason for postponing the Android ICS/Nexus Prime debut is Steve Jobs passing away: "We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Jobs's passing,"
Google and Samsung just came out with a joint statement that they won't be holding the Samsung Mobile UNPACKED event at CTIA next Tuesday.
It was dubbed "Something BIG is coming" in a teaser recently, and was widely expected to see the announcements of the Samsung Nexus Prime and Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Both topics of the event were leaked today in a supposedly Nexus Prime running Android Ice Cream Sandwich video.
Here's the official statement:
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.
We don't know if this has anything to do with Steve Jobs passing away, or something else is brewing, but it's a disappointment to say the least. We'll keep an eye on the developments and update as soon as we know when a new date has been set up.