A few days before the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona kicked off; Samsung previewed what they had to offer on the tablet front at the event. At the time they had showed off just one of the two tablets from their new Galaxy Tab 2 series. The MWC event proved a little juicier with the brand taking the wraps off a 10.1-inch model of the Galaxy Tab 2. During the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 in Barcelona, the brand revealed that these low cost tablets would land on shelves by March. These tablets were expected to be launched first in the UK followed by a global release shortly after. However, with March come and gone, the world is yet to see either of the two tablets from Samsung. As per a report by Computerworld, the reason Samsung has still not launched these tablets is due to Samsung’s implementation of Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich on the tablets.

Old wine in old bottle

The wait has got a little bit longer

As per the report, a Samsung spokesperson has stated that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 series of tablets have not yet been launched is due to the brand along with Google needing some more time to work on the Ice Cream Sandwich version of the Android mobile operating system. The report states that the spokesperson did not shed any more light on what exactly the brands were working on but one would gather that it is the TouchWiz user interface by Samsung, to work well with Ice Cream Sandwich, on the two upcoming tablets.

For those who are in the dark regarding the features of the Galaxy Tab 2 (10.) here is a quick look at the specifications on offer:

  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung TouchWiz UI
  • 10.1-inch PLS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 800
  • 1GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • 3 Megapixel auto-focus rear camera with full HD 1080p video recording capabilities at 30fps
  • VGA front facing camera for video calling
  • 16/32GB Internal memory
  • MicroSD Card support up to 32GB
  • 1GB RAM
  • GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • A-GPS, GLONASS, Bluetooth v3.0, USB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct

As for the launch of the products, Samsung has stated that the tablets will go on sale by the end of April.

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