Google, Samsung right to delay Nexus Prime, analysts say

Steve Jobs' was praised worldwide as a business visionary following his death last week. Analysts say also had immediate business impacts on both Apple products and those Android-based machines sold by rivals.

For instance, to launch a new smartphone tomorrow because, Google said, "We believe this is not the right time to announce a new product as the world expresses tribute to Steve Job's passing."

Also, were placed on Friday for the new Apple iPhone 4S, which easily broke the single-day record of 600,000 first-day sales for the iPhone 4 set last year. Analysts said the record sales were likely due to the smartphone's faster, dual-core A5 processor, a better camera -- and in part to attention focused on the product by Jobs' death two days earlier.

Google and Samsung were widely expected to jointly unveil the Samsung Nexus Prime smartphone running the next-generation Android OS, dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich, Tuesday at the CTIA conference.

Several analysts agreed that the news of any new device would have been lost as the tech media continues to focus on the .

Google and Samsung "wanted to get out from under Steve Jobs' cloud. It was wise that they let the media attention on his death die down" before announcing another product, said Rob Enderle of the Enderle Group.