Invitations from Samsung and Google were sent out yesterday for their newly reschedule Android event. The event was set to take place this past Tuesday, but was rescheduled out of respect for the death of Apple founder, Steve Jobs. The companies aren’t outright saying if the next generation of the Android operating system, coined Ice Cream Sandwich, will be revealed, ut it’s more than likely considering the invitation features a picture of the Ice Cream Sandwich logo.
The event will take place next Wednesday, October 19th at 9:30 AM (that’s 8:30 PM on October 18th in Chicago. Check your timezone.) in Hong Kong, China and will be livestreamed on the official Android YouTube channel. It’s suspected that the highly anticipated Samsung Nexus Prime smartphone will be revealed as the first Android phone with ICS installed. We’ve already seen the alleged Ice Cream Sandwich OS on an eBay buyer’s Samsung Nexus S phone already, so it will be interesting to see how well it compares with the actual OS.
In other Android news, the team created their own official Twitter account, @Android, and posted the video below of the Ice Cream Sandwich statue arriving at Google’s headquarters. The statue sits aside other iconic Android statues just outside building 44 of the Googleplex.
We’re hoping to see the new Samsung Nexus Prime revealed next Wednesday, and we’ll be watching the event live on Android’s YouTube channel to see if it is. What predictions do you have for the event? Will you be upgrading your Android phone if the Nexus Prime is revealed? Let us know in the comments below!