A leaked video of what appears to be the first smartphone to run Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
A video of what appears to be the Samsung Nexus Prime (or Galaxy Nexus), the first smartphone to run the next iteration of Google’s Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich, has been leaked.
The video appeared around the same time that Samsung and Google postponed a joint press event scheduled for next week’s CTIA convention in San Diego, where both companies were expected to unveil the phone.
The companies issued the following joint statement:
“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.”
From the statement, it’s impossible to determine why exactly the event is being postponed, or if it’s even related to the leak. Perhaps Ice Cream Sandwich is not yet ready for a public viewing, or maybe the phone itself is delayed. Perhaps both companies decided that CTIA would not attract enough attention for the launch.
UPDATE: Steve Jobs’s death — and not anything to do with the Nexus Prime — incited the postponement, sources have told AllThingsD.
Given that the phone has long been rumored for a Thanksgiving launch, and that both an official teaser (below) and a leaked video (above) have already appeared, we expect we won’t have to wait too much longer for the unveiling.
Samsung Smartphone Teaser
A teaser video for what is rumored to be the forthcoming Samsung Nexus Prime (or Galaxy Nexus) smartphone.