The Samsung Z’s road to retail has been pretty rocky. The device was delayed multiple times before its announcement, and then after it was finally made official in June, Samsung pushed its release back again so that it could offer “a fullest portfolio of applications.” Now it looks like the Samsung Z is facing yet another delay.
Samsung today confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that the Samsung Z’s release is being postponed yet again. Previously expected to launch in Russia in the third quarter of 2014, Samsung says that it plans to “further enhance [the] Tizen ecosystem” before putting the Z on shelves.
While Samsung didn’t specifically cite a shortage of apps as a reason for this latest delay, it seems likely that that’s the reason considering the Samsung Z’s past troubles. The delays are understandable as the Z would have a pretty difficult time competing without a compelling selection of apps, but as Samsung continues to delay its release and carriers back out of their plans to offer it, it looks increasingly likely that the Z will have trouble gaining traction with consumers.