Google and Samsung will be hosting their joint Ice Cream Sandwich-New Nexus Phone event in Hong Kong on October 19th at 10:00am local time (which is October 18th at 10:00pm EST). The event, originally planned for October 11, was delayed out of respect for the late Steve Jobs.

Ice Cream Sandwich, or Android 4.0 for those of you not familiar with the code name, will unify the disparate smartphone (Android 2.x) and tablet (Android 3.x) versions of its mobile OS with a consistent UI and app framework. This will hopefully enable developers to more easily port their apps to all of the many screen sizes and resolutions that Android devices sport. As is normal with new Android launches, Samsung is expected to reveal a new phone that will show off the new operating system's capabilities and serve as a baseline for other Android partners' devices.  

You can expect more from us about the new Android version and the new Samsung phone as details are revealed.

Source: Ars Technica

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  • jjj - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    "Google and Samsung will be hosting their joint Ice Cream Sandwich-New Nexus Phone event in Hong Kong on October 19th at 10:00pm EST"

    the event is on oct 19 @ 10 am HKT and that makes it oct 18 @ 10pm EST
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  • Andrew.a.cunningham - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    Fixed! Reply
  • coldwave007 - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    Awesome!!! My Nexus One is getting a bit long in the tooth now, so I've been anxiously awaiting the new Nexus Prime.

    In other news, that picture is making me hungry. Seriously
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  • InternetGeek - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    Phones are heading the same way of the PC. You have to choose when to 'upgrade' knowing you might be a few generations behind in as short as a few months. Example in case: I bought my Nexus S in HK for $400, completely out of a contract back in May.

    I'd love to buy the Nexus Prime, but I wish there was a trade-in program from Google or Samsung (like Dell/Alienware has), so I could at least recoup some of the investment.
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  • Amoro - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    I know it won't be fun or easy but your best bet is to try and sell the phone privately. Of course, you run the risk of people snooping around the drive once you sell it to them. Reply
  • deV14nt - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    There is. It's called "eBay" Reply
  • webmastir - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    i've got so much crap up on craigslist & ebay right now. i'm so getting this phone! Reply
  • Roland00Address - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    Or will Google keep it bottled up like they did honeycomb. Reply
  • DigitalFreak - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    Google never released the source code for Honeycomb because they didn't want it used on phones. They also wanted control over who manufactured tablets. I don't see that being a problem with ICS. Reply
  • InsaneScientist - Thursday, October 13, 2011 - link

    They've stated that they will release the source for ICS, they just didn't want the tablet code released until it was integrated with the phone code. (Let's be honest, Honeycomb was rushed and really isn't ready for a full release - have you ever tried setting the emulator's screen size down to phone levels? It's horrible...) ICS brings the two lines together, so this is where they release it.

    Rumor mill also has it (though I can't speak to the accuracy of these rumors) that once ICS is released, they might also finally release the source for Honeycomb. :)
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