Report: Samsung, Google Cancel Nexus Prime ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ Event

Google and Samsung have reportedly postponed an October 11 event that was expected to include the launch of Android “Ice Cream Sandwich” and the Samsung Nexus Prime smartphone.

In a statement provided to Engadget and SlashGear, which reportedly came from Samsung’s U.K. division, the companies said: “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.”

Samsung officials in the U.S, when reached, initially said they could not currently confirm or deny the Samsung U.K. statement, but Samsung later posted it on its global blog.

A spokesperson said rumors of an October 27 event in London, meanwhile, are “not true whatsoever.”

Phandroid speculated the event delay might be related to the passing of Apple chief Steve Jobs, but nothing has been confirmed.

Last week, Google and Samsung invited the press to an event in San Diego that would provide “a look at what’s new from Android.” The event, dubbed Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2011, would coincide with the CTIA trade show there.

That invite prompted many to speculate that Samsung and Google would show off the next version of Android, known as Ice Cream Sandwich, as well as the follow-up to the Nexus S, which has referred to as both the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus Prime.

The search giant previewed Ice Cream Sandwich at the Google I/O conference in May. Earlier this month, Google chairman Eric Schmidt also let it slip at’s Dreamforce conference that Android 4.0 would be released in “October or November.”

Rumors about the Nexus Prime (Galaxy Nexus?), meanwhile, have been making the rounds for some time. Recently, a random Twitter user tweeted a riddle that said the Nexus Prime would hit Verizon and Sprint on November 3. Days later, Notion Ink CEO Rohan Shravan slipped that his Android tablet Adam would be upgraded to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, in November “after Google’s launch in late October.” For more, see PCMag’s “8 Tantalizing Rumors About the Samsung Nexus Prime” slideshow below.

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Bigger, curved screen

5-megapixel camera with LED flash, autofocus, and HD video recording

Debut device for Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich

Power: TI dual-core OMAP processor

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