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Samsung’s October Event Could Be an Ice Cream Social

Samsung has just sent out press invites for an Oct. 11 event that could mark the unveiling for Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android. In addition to Samsung executives, I’m hearing Android chief Andy Rubin could be making an appearance.

The event, which will take place at the same time and city as the CTIA trade show in San Diego, features Samsung Mobile’s standard “unpacked” name, but notes it is the “Google Edition.” Google has promised the new version of Android would come out this year.

The company discussed Ice Cream Sandwich briefly at its I/O conference in May, but has offered few details on the operating system other than to say it would unify the phone and tablet versions of Android, which forked as Google hurried to get the tablet-centric Honeycomb onto the market.

It has offered a few details for developers in recent days.


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