Google denies Samsung Galaxy Tab delay rumours

Google denies Samsung Galaxy Tab delay rumoursGoogle has poured cold water over rumours that it has delayed the European launch of Android Honeycomb 3.1 – and therefore the next generation of Samsung Galaxy Tabs – until August because of “issues” getting the OS to work properly.

Like so many stories of this nature, the rumour originated from a single tweet by one Eldar Murtazin – and as usual, his claims are delivered without any kind of proof or corroboration.

The latest Galaxy Tabs – the 10.1in and 8.9in models – are due to go on sale in the US in the next couple of weeks, complete with a latest version of Honeycomb on board. However, Murtazin claims that issues with the OS are forcing Google to hold back the European launch of the Samsung slates until August.

“Samsung tablets 8.9 and 10.1 delaying untill august in europe due to android 3.1 issues and thats google decision,” reads the Mobile-Review editor's tweet.

It's not entirely clear what sort of glitch would hold back the tablets' launch here in Europe but not affect the US release, and of course Murtazin isn't saying.

According to BGR, however, Google has directly confirmed that there is no truth to the rumours at all, and that the tablets will make their European debut on schedule, though we're still not entirely sure just when that is exactly.

Confusing? More than a little. It doesn't help having two different versions of Honeycomb, different generations of the Galaxy Tab with the same name, and now potentially widely varying launch dates. No wonder most people would rather just say the simple words “I'd like to buy an iPad please”...

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 4, 2011 at 12:00

I wonder, and I agree, this is 'way out there', but maybe...just maybe, if 'we' stopped paying him any attention, maybe Eldar Murtazin would stop spouting bull!!!???
But then again, where's the fun in that, eh?
Also, if one just scratches enough, the more 'sober' 'analysts' (ie PR-advisors) such as Gartners, do exactly the same, they only use more charts, and they (possibly) get paid a bit more ;)

sangboy4  Jun. 4, 2011 at 22:37

You guys are too confused for blogging, take a week's vacation while I fill in till your return.
- OK, all the Samsung tabs, both the bigger and smaller brothers will come with Honeycomb 3.1.
- They will hit the shops around June 15 both in the US and most European countries.
- Both the tabs are the new generation, thin-design ones, Samsung has already stopped the production of the thicker tab 10.1", and not shipping that model either.
- Now happy vacation and see you in a week's time.

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 5, 2011 at 10:21

@sangboy, do we get your tab if you're wrong? :p will you at least pay for the sunscreen? And remember to water the plants ;)

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 5, 2011 at 10:22

By the way, Google's statement is very clever...

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 6, 2011 at 13:10

Murtazin just now reiterated. He's adamant his 'info' is correct. August! #whatever


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