Boooo this maaaan! We were all getting excited for CTIA on October 11th where Google and Samsung were expected to announce Nexus Prime and the new version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0. According to a statement received by Engadget, that announcement might end up being delayed. Here’s the statement they received:
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.
So we no longer have a date or a venue. No longer have a timeline as to when we’ll see these things officially unveiled. We expected the stuff to be out in October, and while there’s room yet for that to happen we’re not sure if they’ll reschedule in the same month.
All we know is that this is extremely disappointing. We were looking forward to bringing you guys great coverage on the new stuff from CTIA and it looks like we’ll have to stick with stuff on the show floor. I hope all these recent leaks aren’t to blame for Samsung and Google’s decision. We’ll be trying to find out more in the meantime.
[Update]: Looks like the delay could be out of respect to Steve Jobs’ passing. Understandable in that regard and makes a lot of sense as to why they felt this wasn’t the right time. We’re still waiting to hear more from Samsung or Google.
[Update 2]: I should note that this does not necessarily mean the actual launch of Ice Cream Sandwich and the Nexus Prime are delayed, just the announcement.