The press conference meant to reveal the first smartphone to carry Google's newest Android operating system, known as Ice Cream Sandwich, has been postponed due to recent events in the industry.

Samsung had planned to announce the release of the Galaxy Nexus on October 11 in conjunction with Google's unveiling of the new operating system, but the companies have made the choice to delay the event.

"We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Jobs' passing," Samsung confirmed in a press statement. "We do not have information on the rescheduling of the event."

Jobs was a longtime CEO of Apple, and oversaw the development of the company's industry-changing mobile devices, such as iPads, iPhones and the related mobile phone accessories. As the face of the company and its spokesperson at a number of high-profile media conferences, he has become synonymous with technology releases and one of the most recognizable faces in the industry.

As the Android system is run on Apple's top mobile device competitors, the event announcing the release of the new Galaxy phone and the Ice Cream Sandwich system may have seemed to be ill-timed.