updated 01:10 pm EDT, Fri October 7, 2011
Google confirms Nexus event moved for Steve Jobs
Google and Samsung have confirmed that their decision to delay the Galaxy Nexus introduction was in respect for the death of Steve Jobs. The two wanted to give space for mourning. The cancellation of its CTIA presentation hadn't delayed the product itself but was an indication the two Android partners didn't believe an announcement would be respectful if held so soon.
"We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Jobs' passing," Google said.
The Apple co-founder's end has sparked a rare level of cross-industry courtesy as many acknowledge what Jobs had accomplished in technology. Tributes have from those who have been opponents, partners, or both at the same time, such as Microsoft's Bill Gates and Google's Eric Schmidt.
Other companies are still thought on track to hold introductions at or near CTIA, such as Huawei, although their events aren't as high profile.