The latest version of Google’s Android operating system, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich, will be released next week at an event in Hong Kong, the search giant has announced.
The OS was originally to be released this week, in conjunction with Samsung’s new Nexus device, thought to be either the Nexus Prime or Galaxy Nexus; however, the launch was delayed due to the passing of Apple founder Steve Jobs.
With the unusual location, it seems Google is still anxious to escape the media buzz that surrounded Jobs’ death. International journalists will have difficulty organising travel at such late notice, and although the event will be live-streamed on YouTube, non-attendees will obviously be unable to physically test the new releases.
The event will take place on October 19 at 9:30am (2:30pm NZ time). The livestream will be accessible here.