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Google Fleetingly Confirms Android Ice Cream Sandwich Launch

Ice Cream Sandwich - the forthcoming version of Google’s Android operating system platform was going to be launched on the coming October 11, the company confirmed with a brief posting on the placeholder page on its video sharing portal YouTube.

According to the posting, the new platform was scheduled for release at the upcoming Samsung Unpacked event to be held in San Diego. However, the posting was removed and replaced by a new message that apologised to the fan-boys saying the event has now been cancelled.

“This live event is no longer available. Sorry about that,” the new message reads, according to ZDNet Asia (opens in new tab) report.

It was only last month when the company’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt revealed that the Ice Cream Sandwich could be launched anytime during the months of October and November.

Upon being reached out for comments, a Google spokesperson reportedly chose to stay tight lipped on the recent development.

The South Korea based Galaxy maker Samsung was also expected to be revealing a new Android phone at the same event- most possibly the hugely anticipated Samsung Nexus Prime. Also there were fair bit of speculations going around, quite obviously though, that the Nexus Prime was, thus, going to be the first device to be running on the Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

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