updated 05:40 am EDT, Wed October 12, 2011
Google to unveil Android 4, next Nexus October 18
New rumors circulating are pointing to a new October 18 launch for both Google’s latest operating system Android 4 and the next flagship Nexus phone from Samsung, which will showcase Ice Cream Sandwich. The launch date was postponed from its planned October 11 launch following the death of Steve Jobs. Droid-Life sources have said that the revised launch is now expected to coincide with the AsiaD: All Things Digital event in Hong Kong beginning next week.
The rescheduled Unpacked event is now only going to take place in outside of the US, where the original event was scheduled to coincide with CTIA currently underway in San Diego. For US users interested in following the event, it is said to be taking place at 9AM on the October 19 in Hong Kong. This will be 6PM Pacific in the US, but on October 18.
Neither Google nor Samsung have yet issued a formal acknowledgement that the event will indeed be rescheduled to October 18. However, if it did happen, it would not be the first time that Andy Rubin has taken the stage at an All Things D event. At last years All Things D Dive Into Digital event, Rubin took the stage to unveil the Motorola Xoom and Android 3.0 (Honeycomb).