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Google and Samsung Team Up For CTIA Event, Time to Find Out “What’s new from Android” – Ice Cream Sandwich

 

The press invite above just landed in our inbox, giving us slight chills. We’ll be at CTIA covering every minute of what is sure to be the unveiling of Ice Cream Sandwich.  The details of this event were unclear at first, but I think it’s pretty obvious now what will be the topic.  Samsung and Google have been rumored to have teamed up to release the newest version of Android and this is looking like the event.  Galaxy Nexus here we come.

Get excited, folks. Mark down October 11 at 11:30am Pacific on your calendars.

Live stream will be available to all at YouTube.com/Android.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ab-Gar/538974072 Ab Gar

    iphone5 comes out next year.. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ab-Gar/538974072 Ab Gar

    if you think manufacturer skins are better than stock android. you dont really get the “customization” part of android at all.

  • Anonymous

    Broke my incredible this weekend… Trying to go until the Nexus is released to get a new phone haha

  • Anonymous

    Someone already pointed it out, but the color of the box is the same shade of blue that we’ve seen in the leaked ICS phone. I’m pretty sure that is not coincidence. 

    Oh and my birthday’s on October 9. So my present will be 2 days late, but it’s A-OK!

  • Anonymous

    I’m so skipping class that day to watch/fap

    • tjmonkey15

      Emphasis on the fap.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    My only questions:  will ICS FINALLY support hardware encryption and secure Exchange server communications as required by so many corporate IT departments, such that it can be used in higher security corporate environments.  I’d LOVE to ditch the blackberry for a Nexus, and there are literally millions of users like me that are locked into berries or apples because of this ridiculous flaw in Android!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Bernard/100001785826703 Jeff Bernard

    Haha, do you think anyone who isn’t a tech head cares about Samsung. iPhone is a cultural phenomena, Samsung is just a phone maker. 

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • Jason Purp

    TUESDAY? IT HAS TO BE A TUESDAY? UGH.
    I guess I’m returning the Xbox and PSP I got yesterday, because I NEED to get this phone at full retail. THIS will be the phone I finally keep for 2 years.

    • Anonymous

      This will also be the phone keeping you waiting for at least a few more months, minimum. No need to sell your grandma’s medication just yet.

  • Anonymous

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  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • Anonymous

    its my birthday !!! october 11 :D:D:D 
    I wish that ics looks nothing like the leaked nexus s video !

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.a.yager Joseph A. Yager

      It’s actually my birthday today – so I got to witness the announcement of the announcement.  I actually like the leaked video, real or not – but I think some of the ideas that are there should be interesting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Gulyas/709632554 Daniel Gulyas

    Yeah, this had better be on Verizon or I’m gone. I’ve decided my next phone WILL be a Nexus. If Verizon doesn’t have it, I’m going to someone who will. Get it done Verizon. I’ll go to a carrier that at least has the decency to use lube first.

  • Anonymous

    Using the Nexus S announcement/release timeline as an approximation, this device will be available between October 20th and October 27th…

    http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/introducing-nexus-s-with-gingerbread.html

    Verizon had better allow this phone on their network or I’ll take my OG Droid to a carrier that at least gives me a kiss before they f’ me in the ass.

  • Anonymous

    Android community unite!  Everyone be sure to watch the youtube livestream and see if we can crash youtube in the process!

    Oh and Big Red better be involved this time or things are going to get messy.

  • Anonymous

    Samsung Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich===================================Winning!!

    Iphone whatever and iOS5==============================================Losing!!

    • Anonymous

      Iove android, but iphone 5 will sell a lot.

  • Anonymous

    Samsung will steal whatever momentum Apple think they will have come October 11th. This is a complete strategic move on Samsung’s part.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1153276789 Hassan AlSaffar

    Did not u notice something about the color of the box box ?It is painted with blue on the outside surface and green inside. It may refer to the Ice Cream Sandwich introduction as ICS is combining Gingerbread (Green) and Honeycomb (Blue). Just a though

    • Anonymous

      Only carrier that can beat iphone in build quality is moto

      • Sinofue

        I’ve never had to return an iPhone because of a defect. My Moto Bionic went back because of the audio whine. Just saying.

        • Anonymous

          Some devices come defective

  • EC8CH

    Some one track the movements of Verizon execs that day please :-)

  • http://twitter.com/nscott69 Nathan Scott

    if this ends up coming to verizon, i’m going to have to take a serious look at it and see whether i can ditch sense for it…..i’ve been an htc fanboy since the tp2, got the incredible and fell in love with android. Love my thunderbolt, but I want some of that dual-core action

    • babadush

      I’m sure they’ll find some way to throw sense, blur, or touchwiz on top of it as to ruin the experience

      • Anonymous

        Skins are better than boring vanilla. You are a turd

        • RBurgundy

          You’re the only one I’ve ever seen that would prefer a manufacturer UI to a pure Vanilla Android device

          • Anonymous

            Vanilla its boring

          • RBurgundy

            Compelling argument -_-

  • Telephoneteck

    Now I am really happy that I didn’t jump on the bionic! Well I had to wait anyway since my upgrade isn’t until October 9th woooooohoooooo Nexus!

    • Anonymous

      We all knew this was coming.  I still love my Bionic.

      • Telephoneteck

        I know but I was really excited about Bionic considering I have not been very happy with my HTC Thunderbroke! I had to wait for my upgrade anyway but after seeing the reviews of the Bionics screen I decided I would just wait to see what’s next. The information had the OG Droid and when big red advertised the first 4g, I jumped on it. Well after dealing with random reboots and no support from verizon or htc I rooted andrun liquid thunderbread 2.6. I still have the occasional problem with this phone, less random reboots, and various other minor irritations. So yeah I am going to be a little picky this time. I don’t want another phone that has problems or a screen that may be less than great. Come on we spend a lot of money on these hand held computer phones, I think we should atleast be happy when using them.

        Typed with my rooted Moto Xoom using SwiftKey for tablets!

      • Anonymous

        Im on the same boat.. Do you know if samsung will fix their display saturation on the nexus?

        • Anonymous

          Unlikely.

  • Trebor Waihee – Yanazaki

    If they are they better be in the cool android shape of the promo pics
    BTW, why haven’t we seen the statue yet? Seems the statue normally leaks out or shows up about one or two weeks before the official unveiling.

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      The statue has been out I beleive

  • AyyyyyyTACHOBOIII

    ayyyy finally!  Please don’t make the phone HUGE sammy…that is the only thing I’m worried about.  I know it’ll be 4G, and everything else we all want.

    • Anonymous

      They need to work on the build quality and the saturation

      • AyyyyyyTACHOBOIII

        Isn’t it supposed to be a metal body…?  One rumor anyway.  What do you mean by saturation?

        • Anonymous

          If you watch a youtube video in the galaxys2 the display looks beautiful. On the other hand the icons in the device and the portrait pictures look saturated. I feel DroidX, droid 2, droid1 and the super lcd of htc’s devices are the ones that look more naturally. Any thoughts!

          • AyyyyyyTACHOBOIII

            Ah, gotcha.  We can only hope, but that is Samsung’s specialty supposedly..lol, we’ll see!  Judging from past Nexus devices, they aren’t going to drop the ball now.  And I’m sure with the looming apple product dropping, that was pure motivation.

            To be completely honest, I love Android but there still isn’t one definitive, complete, Android phone.  They need this to be it.  And if they can’t compete with the “5” I will seriously consider going to the dark side.  I’m not buying Android, just because, I’m buying the best overall phone in the Verizon store.

          • Anonymous

            I mean ios can’t compete with android but i have to admit that if they come out with a 4.3 iphone, the competition will be tough. That retina on that iphone is the best and the colors look so natural
            On Sep 29, 2011 2:40 AM, “Disqus”

          • AyyyyyyTACHOBOIII

            My logic is that iOS 5 is basically copying Android, and all of the hardware will probably be up to date.  The main “pro” about the i*hone is that the hardware/software is super solid and polished, great screen, camera, smooth, etc, etc.  Saw a video of iOS 5 and it looks kinda like Android now…

            Hopefully big G delivers and this Nexus is just a BOSS!  They can easily have the best phone out.  I’m just looking for a smooth OS and all the latest hardware features…will be glued to computer on the 11th!!

          • Anonymous

            I do agree, but you have to keep in mind that ios is older than android. They have plenty of time from 2007 till now to polish their operating system. Google will keep improving, after all who is better than Google anyways?

  • Mr.joe

    Why is the location blurred out?

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.a.yager Joseph A. Yager

      So a bunch of goofs like us don’t show up to crash the partay

  • Cwzrd23

    Wow October is going to be a good month Nexus prime ICS 4.0 IPhone 5 iOS 5 :)

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      And the vigor or is it called the rezound?

    • Anonymous

      Nexus prime was rumored to come out in nov.

    • Granted

      October is only good because it allows me the chance to put laxatives in trick-or-treaters Halloween candy! Then it becomes “Shit-or-treat”!

  • Anonymous

    And suddenly, the world was at peace.

  • Anonymous

    It’s funny how many people said I was wrong earlier this morning, when I said Google and Samsung would probably jointly announce the Nexus Prime at CTIA.

    • Anonymous

      Congrats…

  • Anonymous

    Still holding on to my OG, looks like ICS/Nexus/Galaxy will be melting in my pants shortly.  Or I can just wait until I win the Dlife football eliminator challenge……….

    CCCHHHHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!

  • Murphy

    I just sh*t myself. Again.

  • J Dub

    This had better be broadcast live on Youtube. 

    • Anonymous

      It will be. :)

      • Anonymous

        Kellex, when will we be getting quad cores devices?

    • Anonymous

      it says right on the bottom of the pic livestream available at youtube.com/android

  • motofail

    HELL YEAH!

    It’s about time.

    • Anonymous

      You failed miserably idiot.

  • Mack

    They better be giving out actual ice cream sandwiches for the event haha.

  • http://twitter.com/JasonAGrier Jason A. Grier

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSLlZh9yelk

    This is what came to mind… “And here. we. go.”

    Get pumped!!!

  • Esmccarty09

    okay so i manually updated my droid 3 to the new ota using the method shown on this site and now everything works fine but when i plug my phone into my computers, and i have tried 3 different ones, it wont read it. it just charges it and i have no option of changing the usb connection type in the notification bar. i know this has nothing to do with this post but any help would be appreciated.

    • Esmccarty09

      so no one can help :(

      • Esmccarty09

        I got it to work. I had to use a stock motorola cable for some reason. The one I was using before was fine then when I updated it. It changed. Idk I’m just happy I got it to work

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Are the correct drivers installed?

  • Dan Sciortino

    going out on a limb, but since now that Samsung and Google are teaming up is it possible that, that the nexus s that was bought on ebay with ICS a leak from google(to help with the rumor fires). Cause god knows they are Apple with losing devices :P

    • Trebor Waihee – Yanazaki

      I’d be willing to bet that the phone on eBay and this news coming out on the same day aren’t just a coincidence. I think it’s safe to say that they planned the leak to drum up some buzz and show that yeah apple’s coming with something but Google still has something too. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Bernard/100001785826703 Jeff Bernard

        buzz??? there is buzz about that video?? haha

        http://www.reddit.com/tb/kr14a

  • Anonymous

    Why do these things have to happen on the west coast?  I have to wait 3 hours past my 11:30am to find out anything.  Not fair lol

    • J Dub

      No, you merely change the time to 2:30 PM. There is no waiting. 

    • Anonymous

      Look at it like this, for street dates, we get everything 3 hours quicker lol

    • Trebor Waihee – Yanazaki

      I dunno, maybe because Google is based out of California and 11:30 Pacific is more convenient then 8:30. I’m lucky I live in Hawaii, normally by the time I’m waking up the conference is either just starting or just getting done. It’s like waking up on Christmas morning. haha

      • Anonymous

        Im in Guam, I have to stay up late for that stuff.

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Because google HQ is in San Fran along with most tech hq

  • Anonymous

    Hypebeast? Hypebeast.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=56014992 Sambi Reddy

    Verizon + Nexus will blow October 4th Event

    • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

      Don’t get your hopes up.  I’m sure all the other carriers will get a pure Nexus Device.  But Verizon will get a custom Droid branded version running touchwiz with a bunch of bloatware on it.

      • Balls

        until its rooted and i get rid of all that crap

      • Anonymous

        I would be OK with the way the Sprint Nexus S 4G is, still pure-ish with a little uninstallable bloat.  And you can still unlock it.  If it goes locked and touchwiz, I be getting me a Droid RAZR or an HTC Vigor.

      • Anonymous

        Nope. New poem posted….VZW is releasing the device au naturale. No skin or bloat. Pure stock.

      • Anonymous

        Who cares

      • Anonymous

        From the ROM that leaked today (not to the public anyway) a list turned up with all the software on it, nope, its PURE Android with NO bloatware, probably a condition of having it as a NEXUS.  If Apple can negotiate deals that exclude bloatware and logos, why can’t other OEM’s?  Oh yeah, because Apple has a tight grip on all the carriers with a blackmail letter that says “we control it, or you lose it, Deal?”

      • BRYAN K

        Usually that would be true, but it seems this time it will be pure Android.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Bernard/100001785826703 Jeff Bernard

      yeah except the Verizon+Nexus event will only be known by nerds who visit tech sites. The October 4th event will be on CNN, Fox News, Google News and every major newspaper in the world. Big difference

      • Anonymous

        So True…But Foxnews did give the Galaxy S II a “bit” of coverage

      • Anonymous

        That is true, but all i am looking for is features, quick updates and great signal coverage not media coverage :)

  • http://twitter.com/OptimusIM Olatunji

    Galaxy Nexus woooohoooo!!!!!!!! “Throws Panties at Stage”

    • Vanilla Ice

      Expect “Coming Soon” Since Verizon likes to keep us waiting. boo 

  • Sam Freistedt

    I took vacation that week just so I can follow the events of that week without interruption.

    • Anonymous

      Spoken like a true believer. 

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Me except my vacation is being called laid off…love this economy

    • Anonymous

      Geez, I was thinking of taking off half a day. You win. It would be nice if there’s a live stream somewhere.

  • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

    Woooo!

  • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

    Can not wait for October 11th hope it is not overshadowed by the 4th and the evil i*hing

    Also first

    • Anonymous

      Google’s letting Apple have the buzz for exactly one week and then taking it back.

      • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

        They gotta give them some time to sound good before crushing them right?

        • Jam120992

          while apple introduce its “new features” stolen from android, android will be adding some more of there own HA!

      • http://profiles.google.com/adamtruelove Adam Truelove

        I hate to tell you, but Apple fans and those that buy the iPhone don’t care.  They pay no attention to Android news and would never even consider buying an Android phone.  Average people (not phone nerds like us) who are on the fence about which phone to buy, won’t be paying attention either and won’t know what they want until they go to a store and look at all the phones.