Google and Samsung have delayed the arrival of the next, much-anticipated Android smartphone, because of the passing of Steve Jobs.
In a statement today, the companies said they won't be showing off the upcoming device at the Samsung Unpacked event next week during CTIA as had been expected. They are looking for a "new date and venue" to unveil the smartphone, which has been dubbed both the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus Prime.
"We agree that it is just not the right time to announce a new product," the companies said in a statement. In a follow-up statement to CNET, a Samsung spokesperson said that the death of Apple co-founder Jobs prompted the decision.
Apple announced earlier this week that Jobs had died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56.
"We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Jobs's passing," the spokesperson said. "We do not have information on the rescheduling of the event."
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