Samsung and Google were all set to unveil the new Galaxy Nexus and Android Ice Cream Sandwich update at CTIA San Diego next Tuesday.
Yesterday, however, those plans were axed.
When one developer asked why, they received a message back from Samsung stating: “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.”
Could it be that Samsung and Google, Apple’s two biggest rivals in the marketplace today, are holding off on the announcement of their latest flagship smartphone on account of the recent passing of Steve Jobs?
As it turns out, that’s exactly why the announcement is being postponed until a later date.
All Things D relays that both companies felt it “was the wrong time to hold a launch event, as the world continues mourning Jobs, who died on Wednesday.”
In an official statement, Samsung explained: “Under the current circumstances, both parties have agreed that this is not the appropriate time for the announcement of a new product.”
The decision to postpone things was made late last night at the top levels of both companies, sources said, with Jobs’ death being the reason. There are no delays with the product itself, sources insisted.
The untimely death of Jobs has resulted in an outpouring of emotion from folks who, though they may not have known Jobs directly, felt a deep connection and respect for the man and all that he’s done in bringing advanced technology to the masses