Samsung and Google rescheduling Ice Cream Sandwich/ Nexus Prime in Hong Kong for October 19.

Google and Samsung have rescheduled the launch of the Google flagship device, the Samsung Nexus Prime for October 19. The much anticipated launch will take place in Hong Kong and will also feature the debut of Google’s latest Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich. Last week, Google and Samsung postponed the event by respect to Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs passing away.

Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 will mark a new turn for Android as it combines Android 3.2 Honeycombs tablets features with Android 2.3 Gingerbread smartphones features. This new OS update is also set to eliminate Android fragmentation due to the many Android OS versions available. It is this fragmentation issue that app developers have had to deal with Android since its beginning, making software development more difficult.


Some rumored new features Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will bring include multitasking for smartphones and photo editing software. The first device running Ice Cream Sandwich will be Samsung Nexus Prime which is rumored to feature a 4.62 inch touchscreen. The Nexus Prime will be powered by a dual-core processor of at least 1.2GHz with 1GB of RAM. The Samsung device will have 4G LTE capabilities and will have a 5-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080 HD videos.

Here’s a sneak peak video of an alpha version of Ice Cream Sandwich running on a Samsung Galaxy S device.