Samsung and Google had palnned an event for October 11th where the companies were widely expected to unveil a new Google Nexus phone, which would be the first phone designed to run Google Android Ice Cream Sandwich. The updated operating system is the first version of Android designed to be equally at home on pocketable smartphones and larger tablets.
Over the last few months we’ve seen a number of leaks, first showing what Ice Cream Sandwich looks like, and more recently showing what the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Nexus will look like.
But today the company’s announced that they’re postponing the launch event until a later date.
The good news is we already have a good idea of what the phone will look like, thanks to a leaked video posted at gadget.ro. The post also shows some specifications,w hich are hard to verify at this point. The phone will reportedly have a 4.65 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel Super AMOLE Ddisplay, a 1.2 GHz TI OMAP 4460 dual core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 32GB of storage.
Ice Cream Sandwich appears to look a lot like Android 3.x Honeycomb would if you scaled it down to fit on devices with smaller screens. The app menu, home screen widgets, and home, back, and recent apps buttons all look very Honeycom-esque. The lock screen also looks like the Honeycomb lock screen, but there’s a new option that lets you drag the lock to a camera icon to fire up the camera application immediately instead of going to the home screen.
Unfortunately, with the official launch announcement postponed, we still don’t know how much the phone will cost, what carriers it will be available on, and when it will go on sale.