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Google, Samsung Confirm Nexus Prime, Ice Cream Sandwich Launch Delay

Google and Samsung have delayed the launch of the upcoming Nexus Prime and the unveiling of Android Ice Cream Sandwich out of respect for deceased Apple CEO and innovator Steve Jobs.

The two companies were expected to release the new Ice Cream Sandwich powered smartphone device, Nexus Prime, at an event at the CTIA conference in San Francisco, on October 11th.

However, Samsung and Google have decided to cancel the launch in the light of the death of Steve Jobs.

“Steve Jobs introduced numerous revolutionary changes to the information technology industry and was a great entrepreneur. His innovative spirit and remarkable accomplishments will forever be remembered by people around the world,” Samsung CEO Choi Gee-sung said in statement.

“Under the current circumstances, both parties have agreed that this is not the appropriate time for the announcement of a new product. We would ask for the understanding of our clients and media for any inconvenience caused. We will announce a new date and venue in due course,” he added.

The companies are yet to announce when they plan to unveil the next generation Android device and operating system. Ice Cream Sandwich is expected to bring together the smartphone and tablet version of Android on a single operating system platform.