Google and Samsung to Launch Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Galaxy Nexus on October 19

October was supposed to be a very exciting month for mobile enthusiasts. Apple was supposed to unveil the rumored new iPhones on October 4. Apple, however, didn’t launch the much anticipated iPhone 5. It launched only an upgraded version of the iPhone 4 – the iPhone 4S.

Unfortunately, right after the event, Steve Jobs passed away.

Google was supposed to launch the next version of Android — Ice Cream Sandwich — on October 11, but it postponed the launch event following news of Steve Jobs’ demise.

Today, Google and Samsung have sent out invitations again, saying that they will be holding the launch event on October 19. Strangely, the event will be held in Hong Kong, not in the U.S. Here’s the invite, courtesy BGR.

Samsung Galaxy Nexus

Google will be launching the next Nexus device, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus as well as the next version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, at the event.

The Galaxy Nexus is expected to be the most powerful Android device yet. It is rumored to have a 1.5 GHz dual core processor, a 4.65 inch touchscreen display and will support 4G connectivity. It’ll likely sport an 8 MP or 12 MP camera and have 1-2 GB of RAM.

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