1. edoublediz's Avatar
    10-12-2011 06:16 AM
  2. Hearthatvoiceagain's Avatar
    Well it's plausible as both Andy Rubin and Dr. Won-Pyo Hong (Executive VP of Samsung Global Product Strategy) were already going to be speaking there. But won't believe it till we get official confirmation.
    10-12-2011 07:19 AM
  3. Mac58's Avatar
    I hope this happens. Im tired of waiting to scoop me some Ice cream!
    10-12-2011 07:52 AM
  4. Mooem's Avatar
    So if they announced it on the 19th in Hong Kong, then those of us in the US will definitely know by late Tuesday evening/early Wednesday morning (I suppose it depends on what time the event will be).
    10-12-2011 08:03 AM
  5. Hearthatvoiceagain's Avatar
    So if they announced it on the 19th in Hong Kong, then those of us in the US will definitely know by late Tuesday evening/early Wednesday morning (I suppose it depends on what time the event will be).
    Droid-Life says "We are hearing that the event will happen at 9AM on the 19th in Hong Kong which would be 6PM Pacific on the 18th in the U.S."

    Will Andy Rubin and Samsung Unveil Ice Cream Sandwich on October 18 from Hong Kong? (Updated) - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog
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    10-12-2011 08:10 AM
  6. kvlt's Avatar
    Im not quite sure it will be announced then... but honestly, what else is there to talk about? Is Andy Rubin just going to talk marketshare and growth the whole time? Logically we would see something before then, but you never know...
    10-12-2011 08:24 AM
  7. kregstrong's Avatar
    Why would they announce a verizon phone overseas? Or would they be announcing. The new nexus for all carriers?

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    10-12-2011 08:28 AM
  8. Hearthatvoiceagain's Avatar
    Why would they announce a verizon phone overseas? Or would they be announcing. The new nexus for all carriers?

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    even IF this phone is Verizon exclusive in the US it is going to be available on other carriers throughout the world. Since the presentation is most likely invite only and will also most likely be streamed on YouTube, what does it matter to those of you in the US where it is held. If the information is correct however us Brits are going to have to be up at 2am to watch it.
    10-12-2011 08:38 AM
  9. Mooem's Avatar
    Droid-Life says "We are hearing that the event will happen at 9AM on the 19th in Hong Kong which would be 6PM Pacific on the 18th in the U.S."

    Will Andy Rubin and Samsung Unveil Ice Cream Sandwich on October 18 from Hong Kong? (Updated) - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog
    Well then, I know what I'll be doing at 9PM EST then.


    Why would they announce a verizon phone overseas? Or would they be announcing. The new nexus for all carriers?

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    I was thinking about this and I think it may play out like this if the exclusivity angle pans out...

    ***Speculation alert***
    Samsung/Google announce that it will be available in several international markets and in the US exclusively on Verizon for a limited time at a specified date (November 3rd?). It will then later roll out to other US carriers later in the year.

    Obviously, it would be preferable to do a worldwide release on the same date. Anyone remember where the whole Verizon exclusivity rumor came from? I know Phil said several months ago that it will be on Verizon but I don't remember anyone saying it would be exclusive.
    10-12-2011 08:42 AM
  10. Jet300's Avatar
    I find it pretty ironic that Google and Samsung canceled the original unveiling of the Nexus Prime and ICS in deference to the passing of Steve Jobs, only to have the rescheduled date be the same day that Apple will hold a company wide memorial celebration for him.....
    10-12-2011 09:22 AM
  11. ajonesma's Avatar
    this is making me excited.
    10-12-2011 09:29 AM
  12. Zendroid1's Avatar
    I find it pretty ironic that Google and Samsung canceled the original unveiling of the Nexus Prime and ICS in deference to the passing of Steve Jobs, only to have the rescheduled date be the same day that Apple will hold a company wide memorial celebration for him.....
    It's actually the day before if you take the whole time zone thing into account. The Steve Jobs things is the 19th (USA) and this event is 6pm on the 18th (USA).
    10-12-2011 09:30 AM
  13. jamesbrown33's Avatar
    I doubt there will be an official announcement of any phones, however there will probably be a preview of ice cream sandwich on an "unannounced Samsung device" similar to how honeycomb was previewed last year.
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    10-12-2011 09:59 AM
  14. Mooem's Avatar
    I doubt there will be an official announcement of any phones, however there will probably be a preview of ice cream sandwich on an "unannounced Samsung device" similar to how honeycomb was previewed last year.
    I don't think this will be the case. If this is still a Samsung + Google hosted event, then there should be no doubt that Samsung is there to talk about the phone(s) as well. The official video teaser distinctly played up the phone and Samsung seems heavily involved with the event. Why would they participate if it's just going to be Google unveiling/demoing ICS? Doesn't make sense to me.
    10-12-2011 10:07 AM
  15. Asterdroid's Avatar
    I doubt there will be an official announcement of any phones, however there will probably be a preview of ice cream sandwich on an "unannounced Samsung device" similar to how honeycomb was previewed last year.
    If it's a Nexus branded phone, there will most definitely be an announcement.
    10-12-2011 10:27 AM
  16. joelmic24's Avatar
    I hope its the nexus prime
    10-12-2011 11:49 AM
  17. EggoEspada's Avatar
    I doubt there will be an official announcement of any phones, however there will probably be a preview of ice cream sandwich on an "unannounced Samsung device" similar to how honeycomb was previewed last year.
    Unlikely imo. These are two very different situations. The Honeycomb/Xoom preview was just a little demo to show they are working on getting into the tablet space, but don't have a finished project yet. The Nexus/ICS on the other hand, are completed and near ready for final production. It would be dumb to to see just a demo considering the launch date is rumored to be Nov. 3rd.
    10-12-2011 12:00 PM
  18. jamesbrown33's Avatar
    I'd be happy to be proven wrong, but I am not holding my breath. Remembering back to last year this event is more of an interview/conversation with heads of industry about the future in broad terms. I just don't think it is an appropriate forum for a product announcement.
    10-12-2011 12:09 PM
  19. ottscay's Avatar
    I'd be happy to be proven wrong, but I am not holding my breath. Remembering back to last year this event is more of an interview/conversation with heads of industry about the future in broad terms. I just don't think it is an appropriate forum for a product announcement.
    The report was that the announcement would be made from the event, not during the interview. The idea is that Andy Rubin will be talking about ICS during the interview, so they would do a joint Google/Samsung announcement at a time that is more convenient for U.S. viewers some time before that.
    10-12-2011 12:14 PM
  20. jamesbrown33's Avatar
    The report was that the announcement would be made from the event, not during the interview. The idea is that Andy Rubin will be talking about ICS during the interview, so they would do a joint Google/Samsung announcement at a time that is more convenient for U.S. viewers some time before that.
    That makes more sense, well here's hoping.
    10-12-2011 12:16 PM
  21. Serial Fordicator's Avatar
    According to the vid they released, it had a picture of a phone on it and it said something big is coming, that more than likely means they will announce the phone.
    10-12-2011 12:17 PM
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