Samsung and Google to unveil new smartphone and OS on Oc 19

Posted on Oct 14 2011 - 3:24am by Julius

A joint Google-Samsung event, which was delayed out of respect for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ passing, has been delayed to October 19.

The event, which will be held in Hong Kong, is expected to include the unveiling of the new Google Android OS version, the Ice Cream Sandwich. Samsung is also said to launch a new device, possibly the new Google smartphone, the Nexus Prime. Some reports say that it is possible that the new phone will be known as the Samsung Galaxy nexus.

The previously leaked specs of the Nexus Prime handset include the 720 x 1280 Super AMOLED 4.65-inch touchscreen. It was also reported to have the Texas Instruments (TI) OMAP 4460 dual-core processor, running at 1.2 GHz. It is also said to have 1 GB of RAM, with 32 GB of internal storage space and a 5 MP rear camera that can shoot 1080p videos.

Samsung and Google were originally expected to unveil the smartphone last October 11, but had to postpone the event out of respect for Steve Jobs’ passing. “We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Jobs’s passing,” said Google in a statement.

Google previewed the Ice Cream Sandwich version at the company’s I/O conference in May. This month, Google’s Eric Schmidt revealed that the Android 4.0 would be launched in October or November this year.


via: Ubergizmo

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