Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Ice Cream Sandwich coming 19 October

Samsung and Google will announce the next version of Android and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone (aka Nexus Prime) on Wednesday 19 October. 

The announcement will be made at the start of the AsiaD conference in Hong Kong by Android chief Andy Rubin, which starts on Tuesday.

The invite, which features the Ice Cream Sandwich logo, states that the event will be at 10am local time, meaning it will be beamed live to the UK at 2am in the morning.

The second event comes 1 week after the first proposed launch at CTIA Wireless in San Diego. That event was postponed in respect of Steve Jobs, who passed away on 5 October.

There were rumours that the event would be held at the end of October in the UK, but as Pocket-lint confirmed earlier on Thursday (for the second time), that event is for the UK launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note.

19 October is also the day Apple plans to hold a day of remembrance for Steve Jobs, although, technically, the Google and Samsung announcement will be on 18 October in the US due to the difference in time zones.