Google, Samsung Delay Smartphone Introduction Out of Respect to Steve Jobs
Prominent Apple rivals Google and Samsung are effectively postponing their scheduled media event next week out of respect to the late Steve Jobs who passed away on Wednesday at the age of 56.
According to sources conferring with All Things D
, Google and Samsung would have used the event to raise the curtain on its first smartphone based on Android's "Ice Cream Sandwich."
The event, which would have featured a keynote from Google’s Andy Rubin, will now be rescheduled as neither Google or Samsung believe that this is an appropriate time to go for the jugular on the iPhone.
“Samsung and Google have decided to postpone the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event during the CTIA in San Diego, previously scheduled for Oct. 11,” Samsung said in a statement. “Under the current circumstances, both parties have agreed that this is not the appropriate time for the announcement of a new product.”
Not withstanding either the death of Steve Jobs or the delayed introduction of Google's futuristic Android operating system, Apple is staying the course and launching the iPhone 4S as planned since the device was unveiled on Tuesday of this week. Preorders for the next-gen iPhone commenced today ahead of the device's official release on October 14th.
Source: All Things D