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
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

1. dudemanrod

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

noooooo!!

18. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

noooooooooooo! well maybe a Yes. maybe they're adjusting it so that it will differ from the leaks. MORE EXCITEMENT. lol.

80. quang unregistered

you seriously think they delay their announcement because of a leak? You know how hard it is to "Adjust"? Cnet already got a response from Samsung spokesperson, it is because of Steve's passing.

77. rican

Posts: 132; Member since: Jul 02, 2011

damn i just s**t my pants when i heard this anybody wanna help me wipe

2. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

Haha, they probably are too busy ordering an iph4s!

5. paynekiller

Posts: 152; Member since: May 24, 2010

wow this is dumb

13. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Yeah, the 4S introduction was so mind-blowing that Samsung and Google will both need to do some serious soul-searching before they even think about launching new products.

33. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Wait, am I getting thumbed down by Apple fans who understand sarcasm, or Android fans who don't?

35. bobnnate

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 28, 2011

neither i just thumbed up cuz im and android fan who does lol

37. Krb686

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 05, 2011

Both. Either case qualifies you as retarded.

47. Opal unregistered

What a bunch of fo ols they delayed it to pay respect for a dead colleague who just pass away a few days ago but of course some one like you will never understand this

15. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

Only you would take months to order a phone. Go get help.

20. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

iphone 4s sucks!!!!

41. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

This is only happening because Steve Jobs' funeral is on Tuesday and Samsung/Google CEO's are attending it. It's not going to be pushed back a month, maybe a week or less.

84. belovedson

Posts: 1060; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

thanks synack there's alot of cynic and ungrateful pos's in this thread. be sensitive people. give some respect. the difference between which product is better is not warranted and honestly who gives. its merely a phone

46. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Though you died.. ......

74. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

Haha i got a -32. Thats great! What a bunch of idiots. Cant take a joke. U android ppl should be used to it, since you use the joke os of android.

88. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

if you hate thumbs down i heard Engadget only has a thumb up only system so yo don't have to fell bad. is that they hired you again or you are not grounded anymore? also you are annoyed about getting neck deep in red? though you where used to sucking in here...

113. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Hawk, you've apparently decided to crawl back out of your hole. This was a bad mistake.

3. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2343; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

Dammit!!!!

4. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Don't panic... an event delay doesn't necessarily mean a launch delay.

6. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

And at the rate the Prime is leaking, do we even need an official announcement?

7. warlockz unregistered

True. Just wanted to at least see what the launch date is for the different carriers.

11. Knicknevin

Posts: 153; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

Yes!!. It would have been great to have confirmation of some actual information, solid information, as well as BigV staking a claim on it.

8. skaar18

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

What a f@%ยค????? Whats up with all the disappointments... first apple gives out iphone 4s instead of iphone 5 and now google/samsung is delaying unpacked?

23. ivanprskalo

Posts: 124; Member since: Dec 09, 2010

PEOPLE! Calm down! I don't know what is the big rush towards all new announcements? Those mean only that we have to spend our (hard earned) money on little more advanced gadgets. I say NO! Until manufacturers came out with something spectacular and mind blowing must have device, like 2-3 days battery life of battery with heavy usage, bendable displays, holograms or projectors at least or something like that - No I won't buy slightly more tuned processors and little higher resolution screens, or super duper plus HD ultra fancy schmancy AMO-or-any-other-LED and 3D, not even 9D. Give us something worth of that high price tag you ask!

26. mmarceau unregistered

Those features would cost you thousands of dollars and are years away, if you want to keep using your flip phone until then, go ahead. But from what I've seen of the Nexus Prime (or whatever it will be called), it seems far more advanced than my Droid Incredible, and I'm ready to upgrade.

9. Knicknevin

Posts: 153; Member since: Mar 18, 2011

Arg!!

10. willywill_evo

Posts: 162; Member since: Jan 05, 2011

i hope its not a 7 months delay like the bionic, what a bitch

12. KEVlN

Posts: 83; Member since: Aug 19, 2011

Probably because of Steve Jobs. It wouldn't be right to steal all the thunder after the death of the man who practically started it all. Its like an insult to his memory. After all, without Jobs, there wouldn't be android. And I know many of you would disagree but its true. Postponing the event is the least they can do to honor Jobs and his life's commitment.

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