Just before Christmas, 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 receiving, 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 releasing a value pack update for the handsets.