October 11th, CTIA, was the date set by Google and Samsung to reveal the future of Android and how the android platform will manage to reach the top of the mobile phone market.
On October 7, 2011 Google and Samsung agreed to push back the well awaited media event. Both companies uniformly sent VentureBeats this 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.”
After this statement was released, it was then announced that the new event would take place on October 27, 2011 in London (Rumored).
There are many rumors to why they pushed the event back, some speculate “…That this is not the appropriate time…” is referring to the death of Steve Jobs. It would have left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth, considering that the new phone would just crush the late Steve Job’s masterpiece. Others believe that the two companies just are not ready yet, or are so confident that they don’t want to be seen as the launch that tried to beat out Apple’s keynote by making the two events as close as possible.
We will be covering the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich and the Nexus Prime as much as possible, so please stay tuned. Here are the rumored specs for the Nexus Prime, there is also an unconfirmed video leak which you can check out here.