Both models of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, 7- and 10.1-inch, have been delayed and will now start shipping in the United Kingdom at the end of April.
According to the company, the reason for the delay is because Samsung and Google needed time to work out the kinks with Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Speculation suggests that the issues stem from Samsung’s own Touchwiz UX custom user interface, and getting that to work with ICS. It may be the same reason why the Galaxy Tab 10.1, 8.9, 7.0 Plus, and 7.7 are still running Android Honeycomb.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 was scheduled to launch in UK stores in March, and then be rolled out globally shortly after. However, the tablets were never released and are now experiencing yet another setback. If released when it was originally scheduled in March, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 was expected to be the company’s first tablet to run Ice Cream Sandwich.
We were able to get a hands-on preview with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress conference.