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Samsung To Postpone Launch Of Galaxy Tab 2 Tablets

Samsung has announced that it will postpone the launch of the Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1; both models will now land in the UK towards the end of April.

The two tablets were presented back in February at Mobile World Congress with an initial release window set for March; Samsung confirmed that while the hardware is ready, it still need to tweak Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Given that ICS has been out on other devices (the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime or the HTC One X), we can only infer that compatibility issues between ICS and Samsung's TouchWiz user interface may be the cause of the problem.

The tablets will have the same configuration except for the screen and the overall size and weight. They share the same dual core processor clocked at 1GHz with 1GB RAM, up to 32GB onboard storage, a microSD card slot and two cameras.

The smaller tablet has, like the original Samsung Galaxy Tab, a 7-inch screen with a 1,024 by 600 pixels display while the bigger one has a 10-inch display and a 1,280 by 800 pixels resolution.

The two devices will join the many others launched including the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (and its variants), the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Tab 8.9.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.