Google and Samsung have decided to postpone their big announcement scheduled for the San Diego Samsung UNPACK event for undisclosed reasons. Although the details of what was to be revealed are being kept secret, rumors and leaks all point to the Samsung Nexus Prime, the next Nexus flagship headed to Verizon Wireless. Samsung PR said:
Samsung and Google have decided to postpone the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event during the CTIA in San Diego, previously scheduled for Oct. 11.
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.
Don’t let that phase you, though. Just because they are pushing back the announcement doesn’t mean you can’t see the Nexus Prime in action running Ice Cream Sandwich! Of course, this isn’t an official release, so the video might be pulled by the forces of Goog, but check out the video now while it is still up:
It seems like the days of capacitive buttons at the bottom of each Android device are coming to an end. The Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich moving those buttons on to the touch screen just under your launcher shortcut buttons. You can’t notice the curved display the Nexus Prime is rocking, unfortunately, but you can see that Ice Cream Sandwich is a sweet blend of characteristics from Gingerbread and Honeycomb. A new Widgets section in the tray has been added for convenience and you can now unlock your phone straight to the camera, cutting down the time required to snap a picture on the fly. The UI in Android 4.0 isn’t a major overhaul, and it was previously speculated that we wouldn’t see any groundbreaking UI changes with Ice Cream Sandwich. Jelly Bean, the version of Android after Ice Cream Sandwich is expected to alter the look and feel of Android to a major degree. No information has been given as to whether Ice Cream Sandwich has been delayed along with the Nexus Prime, but the delay won’t be more than a month away, according to Google chairman Eric Schmidt.