Samsung slips on Ice Cream Sandwich
Tricky Android snack sets back Tab 2 release
Samsung's two Galaxy Tab 2s, the (7.0) and the (10.1) - the South Korean company's brackets, not ours - will arrive at the end of the month.
The two tablets were due to have gone on sale at the end of last week. They didn't, and they'll now ship at the end of April, Samsung has admitted.
The reason for the delay? Getting Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich served up successfully for the devices, a Samsung spokesman said, IDG reports. He wouldn't say what issues required extra development time, setting the shipment back.
Samsung announced the Tab 2 pair at the Mobile World Congress show in February, saying both would arrive in the UK first.
The ten-incher has a 1280 x 800 IPS LCD panel, the seven-incher a 1024 x 600 screen. Both have a 1GHz dual-core CPU on board, with 2.4GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity. ®
Re: upgrade oops
Waiting 6 months since ICS release? WTF? Just wait, Android will be better in the next version...
Same old story
This is Samsung we're talking about here. Truly the fandroid is strong in you
Re: ICS ON T989 FIRST!
You'd have a point if:
1) All mobile users were in the US.
2) All of them were on T-mobile.
3) All of them were using a T989.
Unfortunately you've managed to fail epically on all three.
Have Google ever heard of testing, and giving pre-release code to manufacturers?
Or as with all their other stuff, in sometimes permanent beta, do they prefer to test stuff in production? I'm starting to wonder if the reason Google don't publish an Android roadmap is because they just release stuff on random days, according to the CEO's horoscope that morning. Or maybe an algorithm based on coffee consumption at HQ. If coffee consumption suddenly drops, then coders are pulling fewer late nights, thus bugs must have been squashed. Therefore publish code.
ICS is kicking a$$ on my Galaxy S II...
The Sony warning is because they skimped on RAM and CPU in their Xperia Arcs. Not sure about the tablets, I don't own one to really be informed on that...
Re: Anything like the S2, you're better off without it!
I've had the opposite experience - if anything its a bit faster generally, but the big difference is battery life - I use mine heaps for music (as well as the usual) and I've got 20-30% more on the battery meter at the end of the day.
100% with you on that MTP cr@p though - its utterly painful getting to USB mass storage now. Might have to check XDA - someone there is bound to have an app/patch for this...