Nexus Prime (and Ice Cream Sandwich) Are Gonna Be a Little Late (Update: It’s Out of Respect for Steve)

By Kyle Wagner on at

Looks like we won't be seeing the Galaxy Nexus (formerly/maybe-still the Nexus Prime) as soon as we'd hoped. Samsung had been expected to launch its new Google phone at CTIA next week, but they've sent out a semi-last-minute notice that that'll have to wait:

"Samsung and Google decide to postpone the new product announcement at CTIA Autumn. We agree that it is just not the right time to announce a new product. New date and venue will be shortly announced."

What does "not the right time" mean? It could be related to the increasing number of Nexus Prime/Galaxy Nexus leaks over the past few days; or maybe they'd rather not get sandwiched between the iPhone announcement and its launch on the 14th; or it might be some new and infuriating patent war nonsense (we really hope not). Whatever the case, we don't expect you to have to wait too much longer, but we'll let you know when Samsung and Google send word on the new date and venue. [Stuff.tv via ThisIsMyNext]

Update 2: We've been told that the real reason is that it's out of respect for Steve:

"We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Jobs's passing."

It's not stopping Apple from launching the new iPhone, but we have to say, it's pretty classy on Google's part. We'll let you know when Samsung and Google send word on the new date and venue.