Given how Samsung has treated the tablet market as its personal Galaxy Tab testing ground over the past 18 months, it's surprising that only the latest Android 4.0-toting variants have been worthy of officially getting the label Galaxy Tab 2.
So is Ice Cream Sandwich enough of an attraction on its own to appeal to would-be Samsung tablet buyers? Dunno – the Galaxy Tab 2 has been delayed.
Launched just before Mobile World Congress – possibly to make it emphatically clear that this was NOT Samsung's headline release for early 2012 instead of the Galaxy S III smartphone – the Galaxy Tab 2 was announced in both 7in and 10.1in flavours.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was the big news, and was just about the only news, as elsewhere most of the specs remained unchanged. In other words, still a dual-core processor, non-AMOLED display and decidedly average camera. There was the addition of a microSD card slot at least.
But with the emphasis on a quick turnaround time (initial claims were that the new models would be on the shelves in late March), it was clear Samsung was going for evolution, not revolution, and wanted to make sure its products were waiting when Mr J Public decided to check out what the latest version of Android had to offer the prospective tablet buyer.
Well, Mr J Public will already have noticed the calendars ticking over into April, and Samsung has finally come clean to confirm it'll be more like the end of the month before the newly spat at and polished tabs make their official debut.
Apparently it's something to do with both Samsung and Google needing more time to get Android ICS working properly. As suggested by Android Community, we suspect the truth lies much closer to home, and is less about ICS than a little thing called TouchWiz...