Samsung And Google In Divorce Court?
By Dana Blankenhorn: Google (GOOG) and Samsung (SSNLF.PK)have canceled a press conference scheduled for next week, where they were to debut the latest version of Google's Android software, dubbed “ice cream sandwich,” and a Samsung Nexus phone running it. The “Samsung Mobile Unpacked” event was scheduled for the fall CTIA show in San Diego. “We agree that it is just not the right time to announce a new product,” the press statement on the cancellation read. Many reporters assumed the death of Steve Jobs made the two Android partners fearful next week is too soon. But could there be more to it? Samsung's profitability is down. It's paying Microsoft (MSFT) money for technology it supposedly got from Google for free. Its Galaxy tablet, based on Android, is being hammered in courts around the world by Apple (AAPL), and now it looks set to be replaced in the public mind by another Android tablet,Complete Story »