Ice Cream Sandwich Purportedly Delays The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Launch

Samsung’s Galaxy 2 tablets (7.0 and 10.1) were originally scheduled to launch in the UK in March, but seeing as March has come and gone, it appears they have been delayed. A Samsung associate has confirmed the delay and points to Android 4.0 as the culprit. According to the associate, Samsung needed more time to work on the Ice Cream Sandwich version of the Android mobile operating system. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is now scheduled to hit store in the UK sometime this month with a global rollout to follow.

While Samsung is quick to blame Ice Cream Sandwich, I’m betting the real culprit is Samsung’s own TouchWiz — you know, the UI Samsung insists on layering atop Ice Cream Sandwich to ensure customers hate it. However, if you’re still interested, the Galaxy Tab 2 will feature:

  • 1 GHz Dual-Core Processor
  • 1GB (RAM)
  • microSD (up to 32GB)
  • 3 Megapixel Fixed Focus Rear Camera
  • Front facing VGA camera
  • Standard battery, Li-ion 4,000mAh
  • Android 4.0(Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Samsung TouchWiz/ Samsung L!ve Panel UX

I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing really worth looking at here and I’m expecting a DOA for this one. What about you, any plans to pick up a Galaxy Tab 2 upon launch?