TechWorld reported on Wednesday that the low end model of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 has been delayed until the end of April. The new device was supposed to be released in March, but more work was needed on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich before the tablets could be shipped.
Samsung promised customers that they will ship their cheap tablets, Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) and Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), to the UK market at the beginning of spring 2012. Unfortunately, the Ice Cream Sandwich software was not ready and the company announced that the low end models will not be shipped sooner than the end of April.
Spokespersons didn’t provide many details in relation to the delay, so analysts assumed that the setback was caused by the launching of new Android 4.0-based devices and the upgrade of the previously existing ones. These low-cost models were supposed to be the first Samsung tablets with the new Android, which is why it took the company more time than they initially declared.
The first setback that the company encountered since the launching of the new Android 4.0 devices was the delay of the Samsung Galaxy Note upgrade. According to their initial declarations, Galaxy Note was supposed to be upgraded in the first three months of 2012, but now the company claims the upgrade will arrive in the second quarter.
The only products that have been upgraded so far are the Samsung Galaxy II smartphones. Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy R, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, 7.7, 8.9, 8.9 LTE and 10.1 are the phones and tablets that will be updated in the near future according to Samsung.
The low end Galaxy Tabs 2 (7.0) and (10.1) only differ in size and weight because the first model has a 7-inch screen with a 1024-by-600 pixel resolution and, respectively, a 10.1-inch screen with a 1280-by-800 pixel resolution. The two models will be provided with Wi-Fi and 3G connections, as well as 1GHz dual-core processor, two cameras and internal storage of up to 32GB.