Google and Samsung have just announced the upcoming Samsung “Unpacked” event on October 11th promised at CTIA Fall with Google won’t be happening. They are looking for a “new date and venue” to unveil the smartphone, which has been dubbed both the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus Prime, and Ice Cream Sandwich.
Samsung and Google issued a joint statement, detailing the reasons behind the cancellation:
“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.”
No reason has been given for the cancellation. Some are speculating that this might have been done as a mark of respect following the death of Steve Jobs, but I’m not so sure.
We don’t expect to wait long for another date to be set, though, because Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said Ice Cream Sandwich would launch before November.
Update: Google and Samsung have reportedly moved the debut of the Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich to London with an Oct. 27 launch. We will see if this event turns out.