Google and Samsung cancel the Nexus Prime/Ice Cream Sandwich "Something BIG is coming" event

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:



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.

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126 Comments

134. lol unregistered

IPHONE FOR ASS

132. memememeyou unregistered

why would they wait? apple didnt wait to release something new? why is samsung so worried about steve jobs passing and them putting out a new product? so they are going to wait for all those people who want a new iphone to get one, and those possible customers of the ICS phone, might get an iphone. so how is that smart?

109. applesucks unregistered

Classy of Jobs and Apple to schedule the funeral the day of the announcement of the ultimate iphone destroyer. Now I have to wait another couple days to decide on a phone?

111. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I hope you're just a troll. If this kind of ignorance, self-centeredness and bigotry is how people really think, this country is in worse shape than I thought. You give self-respecting Android fans a bad name. By the way, the funeral was YESTERDAY. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203388804576617200082218020.html?

76. Quist unregistered

On one hand, the pressure of a mind-blowing Apple announcement was relieved with a mediocre Apple showing. On the other, Apple clearly made a statement that they are confident that media creation (read: a decent camera) and services (read: Siri) are what will increasingly be important to users, at the same time that Samsung and Google were clearly betting on better screens, fatter pipes, faster processors and an OS that could take advantage of multiple cores. Take the combo of the two, plus Samsung's prowess at making good cameras and Googles know-how in providing top-notch services, and hopefully we'll be looking at an adjusted Nexus Prime in a few weeks that has all of what Samy and Goggles had in mind, plus a trounce of the Fruit's wears. Or, unfortunately, maybe somebody at Google suddenly got a letter from Apple legal, looked at the new device and said, "oh, crap, it's a bent iPhone" and pulled the emergency break...

75. dakim unregistered

as long as they release the phone by next month and no later than that!

69. JOE unregistered

The IPHONE 4S sucks so much that the two companies agreed they don't need anything new to beat the hwll out of APPLE :P GALAXY SII and other android devices kick ass so much already ;), no need for new stuff now :P

70. JOE unregistered

beat the hell out****

59. mozes316

Posts: 144; Member since: Sep 30, 2011

All due respect to Steve Jobs but I highly doubt that Verizon would put aside their money hungry, greedy ways to pay respects to anyone... I would assume some complications came up.

73. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

How does that even make an ounce of sense? Verizon will make money from sales of both the Prime and the iPhone 4S. This wasn't their decision to make. Nevermind that it's an announcement delay, not a product delay.

54. SGS2 unregistered

steve jobs dead is more hit than iPhone 4s so this is not the right time to launch new product

51. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

told you guys they were rushing the Prime..

52. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

They weren't rushing it. They're changing the announcement date, not release date. Also, according to both Samsung and Google's reasoning, it's because of your lord and savior's death. Be happy Samsung and Google are showing mercy on Apple.

53. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

ohh ok lets see.. before the passing of Mr. Jobs... they maliciously plan the event to take the thunder from the Apple and now they show consideration... i dont buy it... they realized that their Prime is half baked and that ICS showed bugs... so the Prime will come with Android 4.1 out of the box... btw.. in the article it never said it was because of Mr. Jobs.. dont assume ...

55. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Don't put Google/Samsung in the same category as Apple. They're actually considerate for human life. btw, the articles never post everything. Don't assume they're everything. From Google. "We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Jobs's passing." From Samsung. "Samsung and Google have decided to postpone the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event during the CTIA in San Diego, previously scheduled for Oct. 11. Under the current circumstances, both parties have agreed that this is not the appropriate time for the announcement of a new product. We would ask for the understanding of our clients and media for any inconvenience caused. We will announce a new date and venue in due course.” Look it up on Google. I'm pretty sure you can trust their sources right?

58. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

wow and you buy all the crap... Google says... or Samsung..?.. use your brain... they never been considerate of Apple.. they just want to be seem like that.. and check your sources regarding Samsum being considerate as they also use the company that abuses their workers.. look it up... i will even give you a keyword.. Foxxconn

61. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

the official released from Google is “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.” unless you work at Google or Samsung. that you know more than what relased at the press ..would love to hear it..

62. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

No. That was an official release by Samsung. Quit being in denial. If you read your source it will tell you a Samsung official said that.

65. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

just read the UPDATE... no longer in denail.. now can you accept the fact that iphone will outsell the prime or are you in DENIAIL..

89. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Dear gallito/taco/miz/gemini, Please stop comparing the sales figures of a single Android phone to an entire generation of the iPhone. You're trying to compare a grape to a grapefruit. Your logic does not resemble our Earth logic. Just stop. Sincerely, Rol

91. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

Dear Rol Please stop trying to gain the trust of the fandroids.. just because you just left the Apple army doesnt mean they will accepted you... but if you feel much better. lets compare the nexus to the iphone.. or the EVOs..to the iphones. either way you lose.. well not you.. you still an outsider... but the fandroids..... Sincerely, supergallitoking

93. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Actually I never served in the Apple corps, but I live with an iPhone user and I respect that it does its job very well. If they had redesigned & enlarged the phone, I might consider buying one, but it was not to be. The fandroids choose to ignore my respect for the iPhone because I equally respect Android. I know, it hurts the brain. All I'm saying is if you want to compare sales figures, compare every Android phone released between July 2010 and September 2011 to the iPhone 4.

97. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

let me go kindergarten on you..... the money that Apple gets for every iphone sales.. goes to Apple... Android doesnt get money for every android device sold... is free as far as I know... I can make a phone out of spare parts and put android on it... so maybe it would make more sense HTC vs Apple .. or Apple vs Samsung??... idont know.. but trying to find out ...

101. roldefol

Posts: 4745; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Well, if sales equated to popularity which equates to being worthy of purchase...which is the only reason you would bring up sales figures during an iPhone vs. Android argument...why wouldn't you compare all Android devices (the good and the bad) collectively? You pit all of Android against all of iPhone in your rantings, not HTC vs. Apple. We know Apple makes money on devices sold while Google makes money on ads. That has nothing to do with product quality or performance, just business model.

64. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

lol cant believe i actually you were not a fanboy fanboy just thought you liked apple but guess i was wrong...yes they delayed the announcement but it will still be released in time for whatever date they have....like you said unless you work at google or samsung hoe do YOU know its not due to the death of steve jobs...you may dislike someone,you may be competitiors or whatever but does not mean you cant show respect

66. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

so you are telling me that it will still be released at whatever time they had it plan???? . and now ones knows the date they intially had ... let me translate.... Bla bla bla... dude you brought nothing to the table... you talk but dont say anything...

68. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

standard reply from a ifan...your right i dont know the date....but please tell me your source that told you its been delayed because theres a a bug and not because of the death of steve jobs even though many and an official statement say its due to the death of steve jobs

72. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

the source was my opinion.. never staed that i had a source.. but speaking of source.. what is the source of your stupidity...?... you are techie smart but in the real life.. hmmm well you come up short

56. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

57. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

its not Google releasing Rushed ICS but rather apple releasing a late iPhone

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