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Google’s Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich get delayed

The wait is extended
Fri Oct 07 2011, 16:03

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.

Samsung said in a statement, "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."

The Korean firm is staying mute about the reasons for the delay. It could be because Apple has just announced IOS 5 and the Iphone 4S, which went up for pre-order today for its release next week. Another cause could be the amount of information that has been leaked about the smartphone and next version of Android.

It was only yesterday that we detailed full specifications for the Nexus Prime, and earlier today two decent leaks of the Android ICS user interface surfaced. However, Samsung gave a sneak peek at the Nexus Prime earlier this week, saying that "something big is coming".

Some possible specifications for the device are a curved 4.65in touchscreen with HD 720p resolution, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 32GB of internal storage capacity. We've heard a lot about the phone, but now we have to wait even longer to find out exactly what it will offer to the smartphone market. µ


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