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Nexus Prime unveil may be October 27th in the UK

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Nexus Prime unveil may be October 27th in the UK
The Android world let out a collective WTF today when Google and Samsung announced that they had come to a decision that it isn't "the right time to announce a new product". Rumor has it that the "right time" will now be rescheduled to October 27th. 

The speculation has been that Google and Samsung delayed the event to pay respect to Steve Jobs, who passed away on Wednesday. So, the reschedule will put the event, which is expected to unveil both the Nexus Prime and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), after both the release of iOS 5 on October 12th and the release of the iPhone 4S on October 14th. The Next Web is claiming that it has received word that the Google/Samsung event has been rescheduled for October 27th at an event in London. The 27th had been the rumored date of the Nexus Prime's release on Verizon, where it will likely be branded either the Samsung Galaxy Prime or the DROID Prime. 

It may not make much sense for Google to release the phone the same day as the announcement, but we're hoping that is the plan, because Verizon is said to have an exclusive window on the Nexus Prime and ICS. Some sources have claimed it is a full exclusive, but we have no reason to believe that. It seems far more likely that Verizon will have a timed exclusive of about a month, which would mean that other carriers wouldn't see the Nexus Prime until around December at this point. 

Update: Pocket-lint is claiming that its sources have said that October 27th will not be the date for the Nexus Prime/ICS event. There may be a Samsung event that day, but Pocket-lint is certain it won't be the rescheduled UNPACKED event. Of course, no one is releasing sources, so at this point it's unconfirmed rumors on from both Pocket-lint and The Next Web. TNW has not changed its story.

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posted on 07 Oct 2011, 19:26

1. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

Would it be unprecedented for a major phone to be available for purchase the same day it's announced? Even Apple isn't doing that.

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 12:12

22. paynekiller (Posts: 152; Member since: 24 May 2010)

Well I've seen price drops effective the moment it was announced, but that's different..

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 19:28

2. vantenkiest (Posts: 312; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)

i may be wrong but that hasnt happend since flip phones... the moto razr i think was in stores the same day as announcement

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 19:52 3

5. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

Depending on the time of day, they could announce it in London before dawn on the East Coast and still have it available on Verizon same day. Wishful thinking, of course.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 20:00 2

6. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)

Your dream about having the device released the same day it gets announced might become true.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 19:36 1

3. vantenkiest (Posts: 312; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)

this also might push back the date to sell the device maybe by a few days. i guess we will all have to wait and see. its down to this and the htc vigor for me. and the depends on how they run in my hands and how they feel in my pocket. just my opinion. most likely going to be rooted anyway at somepoint.
I really wish that we could root these devices and keep our warranties that would be really really nice. maybe add in some stipulation on what we can do with roots. we all over clock im sure when we root. but maybe instead of saying no overclocking, say that we can go from this range to that range and not push beyond.. what ever.
anywho got off subject
I think that this phones going to be great. just like the many others. it sucks that the iphone 4s is what it is. I love android but respect the idevices. I never understood why they made the i3 then the i3gs now the i4 and i4s (love that they excluded the G) i believe this phone will be up there with other great high ends like the vigor and the what the i5 will be and the droid razr.
what does everyone else think?

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 19:43 1

4. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

I was all over the Vigor, figured it was the right size, right look, UI, display, etc. But we haven't seen a solid release date, and when I looked at some leaked photos that weren't posted on PA the phone looks just as thick as the Thunderbolt. It's going to come down to feel in the hand/pocket for me too, but being an AMOLED fan, seeing that thin curved screen and overall size of the phone I'm definitely leaning toward the Prime. Thought the Vigor would beat it to market but it's not looking that way now.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 20:15 1

7. bluechrism (Posts: 99; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)

You missed a bit Phone Arena.

There is another event happening that same day, in London. It's Day 2 of Nokia World, when Nokia is to announce it's Windows Phone devices. The timing of this may be coincidental, but moving the event to London makes me suspicious that this is to make sure Nokia Windows Phone isn't the big show in town and that the media is drawn from there to Samsung's event instead. Granted, nokia's big announcements wil likely be on the day before, but it still comes of as stealing Nokia's thunder and ensuring the tech community are talking android again, even while Nokia's event is still going on.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 20:24 2

8. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

Sounds like crafty business strategy to me. Google/Samsung couldn't steal Apple's thunder, so they'll steal Nokia/MS's instead.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 22:38 3

14. deV14nt (unregistered)

What thunder? Was more like rain.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 20:27

9. nicodek (unregistered)

Droid-life is reporting that PCMag’s Sascha Segan confirmed with Samsung PR that there will not be an October 27 event in London.http://www.droid-life.com/2011/10/07/google-and-samsung-choose-october-27-for-ice-cream-sandwich-event-in-london/

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 20:37 1

10. roldefol (Posts: 4364; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)

I agree with their assessment. Setting aside how well Android phones sell in Europe...It would make little sense for Google, a huge US company, to introduce a product as huge as ICS overseas where it's far less convenient for our reporters. Add in that it's supposed to begin as a Verizon exclusive and the idea makes no sense at all.

Hoping an Oct. 27 launch is still in the cards though.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 21:18 1

11. Synack (Posts: 681; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)

Hoping before Oct 27th launch. Wishful thinking but I want this damn thing right now.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 21:38

12. tharag (Posts: 26; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

27oct as rumored date has already been cancelled by other sites .....
do some research before posting ...

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 22:15

13. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)

Thanks for the tip. I edited the post. Next time, maybe add a link?

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 23:02

15. tharag (Posts: 26; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

i appriciate you guys(phone arena) for your quick response...

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 09:39

19. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2707; Member since: 26 May 2011)

no worries. thanks for the help.

posted on 07 Oct 2011, 23:38 1

16. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)

saw the saddest thing today, walked by an apple store in the mall, and there were flowers, notes and people crowded around a picture of jobs, i wanted to write a note too, but even more than that i was surprised that people knew who jobs was, because every I ask, says who the f**k is steve jobs, he's in the news

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 20:51

24. s (unregistered)

i think ppl now days are crazy... some ppl might not even do those things for their relatives.. and now they are crying over a man who doesnt really relate to them?? eeek... i mean i know hes great and all that but still....

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 01:03

17. readingthissh1t (Posts: 303; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)

y e s s i r

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 09:50

20. Alantef (Posts: 288; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)

i just wanna know how they went from early October to not in October at all?......i'm starting to think its the phone (Thunderbolt like issues) and not other things like the death of jobs....like that's really an excuse for anything...this is starting to make me nerves as a nexus prime customer because i'm going to get this phone but i'm not gonna wait forever

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 10:56 1

21. ElectroManiac (Posts: 47; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)

Samsung’s Nexus Prime hits the FCC with support for AT&T, T-Mobile


Yes for At&t band support, that means I can import the phone to my country woooooooooooooooo

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 19:28

23. willardcw4 (Posts: 169; Member since: 01 Oct 2011)

All in favor of the event being Oct. 18th, say "Aye!" =D

posted on 08 Oct 2011, 20:59

25. Apple Sucks (unregistered)

October 27th isn't the date. Other sites have already confirmed this as false. Get with the program.

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