No ICS for Galaxy S, value pack instead
If you are an owner of the original Samsung Galaxy S handset who was hoping that old Sammy would deliver Android Ice Cream Sandwich to your smartphone at some point, prepared to be a little disappointed because word is the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 along with the original Samsung Galaxy Tab will not get updated to Android 4.0.
According to the guys over at GSMArena by way of Daum, Samsung in their infinite wisdom has decided the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab are not up to running the full version of Android Ice Cream Sandwich along with the TouchWiz user interface and thus have opted to offer a value pack for both devices.
Similar to what Samsung did with their low end Bada handset that couldn’t run Bada 2.0, the Samsung value pack update will bring some Android 4.0 features to the Android Gingerbread ROM such as new widgets, better web browsing and multitasking, but not the full ICS experience.
However as we already know, the Samsung Galaxy S is capable of running stock Android Ice Cream Sandwich as the guys over at XDA-developers have already shown, so perhaps Samsung could have released a stock ICS minus TouchWiz for those that would prefer it, but Sammy isn’t giving you that option.
So are our readers that own a Galaxy S or Galaxy Tab disappointed that Samsung will only be pushing out this value pack rather than a stock ICS option, or will you be going the manual route and voiding your warranty to get a taste of ICS?
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