Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (7.1) and Tab 2 (10.1) will be released by the end of April

Samsung has delayed the release of its low-cost tablets, the Galaxy Tab 2 (7.0) and Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1), as they are reportedly looking for more time to work on their Android based Ice Cream Sandwich.

The tablets which were supposed to arrive in March in UK will now land in the UK towards the end of April.

According to ComputerWorld, a Samsung spokesperson said that more time will be needed to perfect the version of Android 4.0 that's powering both tablets.

This has become a setback for Samsung after it delayed it Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S2 smartphone struggling to get hands on the Ice Cream Sandwich. There are also reports suggesting that Galaxy S3 will not be launched until S2 receives the ICS update.

Last month, Samsung said the upgrade for the original Galaxy Note would arrive during the second quarter, later than its original plan to begin the upgrade process during the first three months of 2012, reported the news service.

Meanwhile, the two Tab 2 models that have been delayed were announced in February. The models, when they do launch, will be available in both 3G and Wi-Fi versions.

The 7.0 model has a seven-inch display screen with 1024-by-600 resolution and weighs 344 grams, while the 10.1 has a 10.1-inch display screen with 1280-by-800 resolution and weighs 588 grams.

Apart from these features, both models will have similar hardware specifications, including a 1GHz dual-core processor, dual-cameras, a maximum of 32GB of onboard memory (expandable via microSD to another 32GB) and 1GB RAM.