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Samsung’s Google Nexus Prime and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich launch coming next week

South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung has unveiled news will be released about Android on October 19th, from an event in Hong Kong which will also be live streamed on YouTube.

Samsung has confirmed on their press and media website the event is the rescheduled Unpacking event that was cancelled last week, which was reportedly going to be the launch event for the next Google handset, known as ‘Nexus Prime’, along with the next Android version – Ice Cream Sandwich.

The message posted by Samsung reads: ‘Calling All First-to-knowers - The Samsung/Google media event has been rescheduled to take place on October 19 in Hong Kong, China at S221 Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. The event starts at 10:00 a.m. HKT with doors opening at 9:30 a.m. HKT. The event livestream will be available at for media who cannot attend the event.’ – with a link to a Facebook message.

Samsung Mobile’s wall posting on Facebook reads: ‘Calling All First-to-knowers! Join Google and Samsung for a look at what's new from Android on October 19 at 10am Hong Kong Time (HKT).’

In preparation for the launch event, Google has posted a video on YouTube of the erecting of the Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ icon-statue at the HQ – whose video also confirms the time of the announcement, as ‘Live:, 10/19/11, 10AM, Hong Kong Time (HKT)’

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Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.