[Update] Google, Samsung Announce Galaxy Nexus Launch Has Been Delayed. “Not The Right Time…”

  • October 7, 2011 7:55 am


Wow. Samsung has officially announced that the “Unpacked” event scheduled just a few days from now (October 11th) has been postponed. “A new date and venue will be announced shortly”, says the duo.

According to Samsung, the decision is shared between them and Google:

“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 context of the statement has already started rumors that Google and Samsung are postponing the event out of respect for Steve Jobs’ recent, untimely passing. We’ve reached out to both parties for official comment. If said rumor does turn out to be true, it’s further proof of the kind of effect Steve Jobs had on the tech world if even his fiercest competitors (and a company whom Apple is suing in over 10+ lawsuits) are delaying their flagship devices that chase after the latest iPhone 4S.

Update

A Google spokesperson just called to confirm what has already been said — that the decision to delay the event was a mutual decision. The spokesperson also confirmed that the decision was made specifically because of Steve Jobs’ untimely passing. With that said, neither Samsung nor Google have announced a replacement date for the “Unpacked” event in which they’ll reportedly unveil the Galaxy Nexus and/or Android 4.0.

Official joint statement:

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.

With that in the open now we must say, we’re mighty impressed by both Google and Samsung. As we mentioned above, neither party is in very good standing with Apple at the moment. It’s time like these — where companies put down their battle axes and affiliations and come together for a common purpose/greater good — that makes being a human being invigorating.


Via: TIMN

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  • http://Gadgetsteria.com Jordan Carpenter

    That’s impressive. Honestly blown away by that. Good for them