Ice Cream Sandwich reportedly scheduled for an October 18th reveal [Update]
The big reveal of Google’s next Android smartphone, originally scheduled on October 11th, was pushed back out of respect for the death of Steve Jobs. The San Diego event was to showcase not just the new Nexus Prime, but the next major iteration of Android as well. Now, sources from both droid-life and Engadget are pointing to October 18th as the set date for the rescheduled reveal.
The event will reportedly be moved to Hong Kong and would begin at 6PM Pacific time. Neither Google nor Samsung have officially announced the new date.
Ice Cream Sandwich, otherwise known as Android 4.0, is expected to mend Gingerbread and Honeycomb into an operating system usable for both smartphones and tablets. The new version would help in Google’s commitment for a less fragmented Android market, which has been a major criticism from developers especially.
October 13, 2011 [Update]: Google and Samsung have confirmed the event with official invitations, such as the one shown below. Set for a 10:00AM convention in Hong Kong on October 19th, users in the U.S. should be able to catch the live stream of the event through the official Android YouTube channel at 7:00PM PST October 18th. Ice Cream Sandwich and the upcoming Google smartphone are expected to take center stage.