Samsung has announced that the release-date of both the upcoming Galaxy Tabs (7.0” and 10.1”) have been delayed and will only begin shipping in the UK at the end of this month. The Korean electronics giant announced the two products back in February and said that after the devices arrived in UK in March, they would be rolled out globally but now it’s April and both the tablets are nowhere to be seen.
According to Samsung, the reason for the delay is because both they and Google reportedly need more time to work on Ice Cream Sandwich but for more details than that, the spokesperson declined to elaborate. Both tablets as you have probably guessed will be running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and when the Galaxy Tab 2, 7.0” was launched; it was expected to be the first Samsung tablet to get it. This delay is not the first setback the company has seen when they failed to update the Galaxy Note and rescheduled the OS update from Q1 to Q2 of this year.
When the tablets do eventually ship, they will both be available in 3G and Wi-Fi versions with a 1GHz dual-core processor, two cameras, internal storage up to 32GB and a MicroSD card slot for capacity expansion. The 7.0” variant will have a 7-inch screen with a resolution of 1024x600pixels and will weigh in at 345grams. The 10.1” device on the other hand will have a 10.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1280x800pixels and will weight 588grams.