Samsung had originally targeted the end of March for the European release of the Galaxy Tab 2 family of devices. Both the 7.0″ and 10.1″ Galaxy Tab 2 variants will now go on sale in the U.K. at the end of April, with Samsung claiming both it and Google need more time to get Android 4.0 fully working on the upcoming tablets.
This is not the first time Samsung has faced delays in its Android 4.0 implementation. Sammy missed the upgrade window it had set for the Galaxy Note upgrade, pushing that back into Q2, and has struggled to bring Android 4.0 to all Galaxy S II variants, especially in the United States. U.S. variants of the Galaxy S II have to meet increased carrier scrutiny, which generally delays the process by several weeks.
If you have your heart set on either of the Galaxy Tab 2 variants, at least you don’t have to wait too long for Samsung to release the device, assuming Samsung and Google are able to meet the end of April deadline. Who out there is planning on picking up a Galaxy Tab 2? Are you upset that Samsung missed the release window, or happy they decided to wait for a finished product before releasing?