It looks like the release of the full specs of Samsung’s Nexus Prime yesterday was nothing more than a tease as today we find out that the release of the phone and Google’s new Ice Cream Sandwich will be delayed. Not only do we not know the new schedule for release, we also do not know the reason for the delay. The Inquirer mentions the possibility that the release of the phone would be overshadowed by the iPhone 4S and iOS 5, though it could also be simply because of the leaks about the phone that have occurred recently. Whatever the true reason, you won’t able to snack on a sandwich anytime soon.
"KOREAN HARDWARE GIANT Samsung has confirmed it has pushed back its product announcement that was due to take place next week.
It was extremely likely that the company was going to announce, along with Google, the Nexus Prime smartphone at the Cellular Telephone Industries Association conference in San Diego next Tuesday. The phone will be the first to run Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), but the announcement now has no date or venue."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- TSMC, UMC post revenue drops in September 2011 @ DigiTimes
- Microsoft will patch critical IE and .NET bugs next week @ The Inquirer
- Future Firefox to slurp updates silently @ The Register
- Real World Labs And OCZ Technology Joint Contest
I wouldnt doubt the real
I wouldnt doubt the real reason is SJ’ funeral coverage/news would push the News of ICS and Nexus Prime to the figureative second page.
Edit Update: This was just posted by Google as the reason for the delay of CTIA:
“We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Jobs’s passing.”
… so yea, looks like I was right.