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Together with Samsung, Big G was supposed to host an event on Tuesday to unveil the world's first smartphone running the newest OS. The new device is dubbed the Nexus Prime, a follow-up to the original Nexus One, manufactured by HTC, and Nexus S, also a Samsung creation. Instead, the dynamic duo has opted to postpone the event in honor of Steve Jobs, Apple's
The companies said, "We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Jobs' passing." Both companies indicated that there were no delays with the product itself but have decided that postponement was most appropriate in the wake of the death of such an iconic archrival, which has resounded throughout the world.
Separately, Samsung CEO G.S. Choi paid tribute to Jobs despite the ongoing global patent war. Choi added, "His innovative spirit and remarkable accomplishments will forever be remembered by people around the world." The gesture is a welcome sign of civility during an increasingly bitter legal battle.
Meanwhile, Apple's iPhone 4S preorders kicked off on Friday on schedule. The Nexus Prime event has reportedly been moved to Oct. 27 in London, which could potentially crash Nokia's
The Nexus Prime will be the second mainstream smartphone in the United States to feature near-field communications, or NFC. Google's new payment platform, Google Wallet, leverages the technology while Apple opted out this year.
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