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Steve Jobs effect on the tech industry is still being felt

Many were anxiously awaiting the announcement of the Galaxy Nexus smartphone on October 11, as the smartphone will spearhead the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich (the next version of Google's Android mobile operating system). However, both Samsung and Google have decided to postpone the event.


Samsung Galaxy Nexus [Source: SlashGear]
 
Earlier today, the two companies issued this joint statement:
 
Samsung and Google decide to postpone the new product announcement at CTIA Fall. We agree that it is just not the right time to announce a new product. New date and venue will be shortly announced.
 
However, later today, a Samsung spokesperson confirmed that the reason for the delay was out of respect for Steve Jobs:
 
We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Jobs's passing. We do not have information on the rescheduling of the event.
 
Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs died on Wednesday at the age of 56. He battled pancreatic cancer and later received a liver transplant. Jobs temporarily left Apple on medical leave three times to address his health concerns. He vacated his duties as CEO of Apple in late August, handing over the baton to Tim Cook.

Source: CNET



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RE: Publicity win-win
By drycrust3 on 10/7/2011 3:37:03 PM , Rating: 2
My guess is this has little to do with publicity, or with the thought of more or less sales, but is just a reflection of the high regard Job's was held with at Google.
It was nice to see the recent comment by Bill Gates, who also held him in very high regard.


RE: Publicity win-win
By The Raven on 10/7/2011 5:43:11 PM , Rating: 5
quote:
It was nice to see the recent comment by Bill Gates
Yeah even my copy of Windows stopped working out of respect!


RE: Publicity win-win
By MartyLK on 10/7/2011 9:42:12 PM , Rating: 3
LOL...mine's been respecting Jobs for a long time, then.


RE: Publicity win-win
By spread on 10/9/2011 12:17:07 AM , Rating: 2
If you knew how to use a computer it would be up and running by now.


RE: Publicity win-win
By Bostlabs on 10/11/2011 11:22:54 AM , Rating: 2
He's holding it wrong. Wait, it's a Desktop or Laptop. ummm..

You're looking at it wrong?

:D


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