Samsung Nexus Prime Release Date: Samsung Confirms 'Nexus Prime' Name

The Samsung Nexus Prime has had a number of pseudonyms since anticipation of its release began, including the Google Nexus Prime, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Samsung Droid Prime and the Google Nexus 3.

A Samsung U.K. representative has confirmed that the smartphone is called "Nexus Prime."

While accepting the award for Phone of the Year on behalf of the Samsung Galaxy S2 at the T3 gadget awards, Samsung U.K. sales director Andrew Glass told the audience that the Nexus Prime would soon be available.

"You will have an announcement of the Nexus Prime very shortly and will be seeing it in shops sooner than you think," he said.

The Samsung Nexus Prime was scheduled to be unveiled alongside the latest Android OS, Ice Cream Sandwich, at Samsung and Google's joint media event, "Samsung Mobile Unpacked: Google Episode" on Oct. 11.

However, the event was cancelled.

Google and Samsung have released statements saying the event was canceled in respect of the recent passing of Apple founder and former CEO 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,” Samsung said.

Reports also suggest that the unveiling had to be delayed due to a patent dispute with Apple.

The Nexus Prime is now expected to be unveiled on Oct. 19 in Hong Kong.

Engadget reports that the AsiaD: All Things Digital event is scheduled to take place during the week of Oct. 19.

The proposed release date of Nov. 3 for the Nexus Prime is still being considered, while some sources are suggesting the smartphone will be released on Oct. 27.

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