Samsung confirms Oct 27th event, but it's for the Galaxy Note, not Nexus Prime
Samsung postponed its October 11th CTIA event, which - rumor was - had to bring the Nexus Prime and Google’s new Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, and since then speculations circled October 27th as the next possible date for the announcement. Now, Samsung has reportedly confirmed that it will indeed be holding a media launch event on that date in London, but it won’t be for the Nexus Prime, but rather for the Samsung Galaxy Note, that 5.3-inch monster phone we told you about at the beginning of September.
What about the Nexus Prime, though? Reportedly, Samsung and Google themselves haven’t yet decided on a firm date. Some whispers say that it would be October 19th, but that’s just a speculation. October 19th is when Apple will have a memorial service for Steve Jobs, and since respect to Jobs’ death was the reason behind the CTIA cancellation it’s very unlikely that Samsung will go with that exact date.
Wilder rumors, stemming from Russian analyst Eldar Murtazin claim that Google and Samsung are actively changing features in the Prime and ICS in relation to an Apple lawsuit.
The Galaxy Note itself is a very intriguing device. With a built-in stylus and humongous display, it’s a hybrid between a tablet and a smartphone.