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Samsung and Google postpone Nexus Prime event

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 07 Oct 2011 15:19 User comments (6)

Samsung and Google postpone Nexus Prime event Samsung and Google have postponed the much anticipated unveiling of the new Nexus Prime smartphone.
Although they were a little vague on the details, a statement from Samsung indicates they have cancelled the entire Samsung Mobile Unpacked event where the new phone was set to be unveiled in San Diego. Based on its wording, most people are speculating Samsung felt it would be inappropriate to have a big product announcement so soon after the news of Steve Jobs' death.

Samsung's statement on the postponement reads (via BoyGeniusReport):

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.


Much of the anticipation over the event was over the phone's use of the new Android release, Ice Cream Sandwich. For now you will have to satisfy your curiosity with screenshots which have already been leaked.

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6 user comments

17.10.2011 18:07

Are you Effing serious?

I mean, I've been very respectful, not commenting about all of the over the top Steve Jobs reporting.

But this is OUR event that we've been anticipating forever. It has nothing whatsoever to do with Apple or Jobs.

whatever.


Oh, Im sorry... Did the middle of my sentence interrupt the beginning of yours?

27.10.2011 21:08

While it's sad to see Steve suffer like he did, this is still BS. What difference does it make if they release it a couple of weeks later instead of next week? It's not like people will be seriously offended if it was released next week, if they are, tell 'em to F*** themselves. Samsung was supposed to release the Focus S next week too, which I was very much looking forward to. Are you telling me Google, that the whole market must come to a halt for a while??

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 07 Oct 2011 @ 21:13

37.10.2011 21:28

Originally posted by mike.m:
While it's sad to see Steve suffer like he did, this is still BS. What difference does it make if they release it a couple of weeks later instead of next week? It's not like people will be seriously offended if it was released next week, if they are, tell 'em to F*** themselves. Samsung was supposed to release the Focus S next week too, which I was very much looking forward to. Are you telling me Google, that the whole market must come to a halt for a while??
Not sure if it's all Steve Jobs based...my guess is ICS needs a couple more tweaks, also.

48.10.2011 1:43

Originally posted by ThePastor:
Are you Effing serious?

I mean, I've been very respectful, not commenting about all of the over the top Steve Jobs reporting.

But this is OUR event that we've been anticipating forever. It has nothing whatsoever to do with Apple or Jobs.

whatever.

58.10.2011 6:34

Originally posted by DVDBack23:
Originally posted by mike.m:
While it's sad to see Steve suffer like he did, this is still BS. What difference does it make if they release it a couple of weeks later instead of next week? It's not like people will be seriously offended if it was released next week, if they are, tell 'em to F*** themselves. Samsung was supposed to release the Focus S next week too, which I was very much looking forward to. Are you telling me Google, that the whole market must come to a halt for a while??
Not sure if it's all Steve Jobs based...my guess is ICS needs a couple more tweaks, also.
The delay is related to the passing of Steve Jobs:
http://bit.ly/qZrq2L
And marketing since the funeral could be the 11th. and the media coverage will be focus on him.
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 08 Oct 2011 @ 6:55

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69.10.2011 6:22

I reckons it's more about the patents than steve being dead.

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