Samsung Galaxy S To Get a Value Pack Update Instead Of Ice Cream Sandwich Update

Just before ┬áChristmas, Samsung announced that it won’t be upgrading the Galaxy S and the Galaxy Tab to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This led to quite an uproar and protests, and Galaxy S owners even started an online petition so that Samsung update their handset to Ice Cream Sandwich.

Thanks to all the negative publicity that the company was ┬áreceiving, Samsung changed its decision and said that it is re-evaluating the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy S and Tab. Now, it looks like Samsung has finally made up its mind and not be updating the Galaxy S to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It will however release a ‘Value Pack Upgrade’ for the handset, which will enhance some of the existing features of the phone like web-browsing, multi-tasking etc. The Android OS version will remain the same at Android 2.3 Gingerbread though.

Samsung had adopted a similar strategy for its Wave 525 and 533 handsets. The company had announced that it won’t be updating these two handsets to Bada 2.0, but instead will be ┬áreleasing a value pack update for the handsets.

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