Has the real reason for NFC Samsung Galaxy Nexus delay emerged?Rumor
Posted by Seth PlanckOctober 11th, 2011 at 8:28 PM Filed Under Latest News, Rumor
Has the real reason for NFC Samsung Galaxy Nexus delay emerged?
Google and Samsung issued a joint statement informing members of the press that they were delaying the announcement of what is widely expected to be the Samsung Galaxy Nexus / Samsung Nexus Prime and the latest and greatest Android OS Ice Cream Sandwich. “Samsung and Google have decided to postpone the Samsung Mobile Unpacked event during the CTIA in San Diego, previously scheduled for Oct. 11,” The two companies canceled their “Unpacked” event and no further date has since been made public for the much anticipated launch.
Reason for delay was Samsung Galaxy Nexus patent problems and not the passing of Steve Jobs
In the statement released by both Samsung and Google, the reason for canceling the expected NFC Samsung Galaxy Nexus / Samsung Nexus Prime was stated as, “Under the current circumstances, both parties have agreed that this is not the appropriate time for the announcement of a new product.” NFC Rumors, like many other sites, thought that this referenced a mark of respect for the passing of Steve Jobs. However, according to an industry insider, Eldar Murtazin, Samsung and Google’s reasoning may have not been in respect for the former Apple CEO.
“Nexus Prime and Android 4.0 are under question,” Murtazin stated on his Twitter account this morning. “Google removing some features which are subject of patent war. No timeline for this job.” The Russian blogger added. Eldar Murtazin is known throughout the tech industry as having a solid track record for information, and so we see no reason to disbelieve his tweets.
Has Google and Samsung upset consumers by putting back the Samsung Galaxy Nexus announcement?
We have noticed many people are upset and feel that Google and Samsung misled them to think that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus event delay was a mark of respect for Steve Jobs. We are all perhaps a little sensitive to the death of such an important figure in the tech and liberal arts world, but when you read the statement, at no point do either company explicitly make that point. It seems likely that the assumption that we and many others made with regards to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus delay statement was more about how we collectively feel at the loss of a genius like Steve Jobs, and it isn’t necessarily either Samsung or Google misleading anyone. We will say, however, if it was the case that the two companies misled and used Mr. Job’s death as a cover story for the delay of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus event that would obviously not have been an appropriate course of action.
The tweets do bring up some interesting points about patents and how the patent wars have become so bad that both Samsung and Google would rather look unreliable when canceling a much anticipated Samsung Galaxy Nexus unveiling event rather than feeling the long arm of the law through patent disputes and suits that have impacted both companies so much, often at the hands of Apple and Microsoft. The good news is we still have the announcement to come that will unveil the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich with some NFC love. Now all we need to know is when the next date for the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is scheduled to be and when it will be available for purchase.