While Samsung, along with the other manufacturers out there have been pretty transparent about their update plans and strategies for upgrading existing devices to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it’s obviously not going to be all good news. If you are someone out there who still owns an original Samsung Galaxy S or the original Galaxy Tab, then you’ve already been wondering if Samsung would be adding your device to the upgrade list. But it looks like Samsung tried, and just came up short.
According to the company, it just comes down to a marriage between software and hardware. Samsung says that for devices to make the Android 4.0 upgrade cut, they need to have a certain amount of hardware under the hood, which includes ROM/RAM. Specifically, they need this amount of hardware alongside Samsung’s proprietary TouchWiz UI, and the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy S just don’t have the necessary stats to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich comfortably. At least, Samsung thinks that way.
It is about the way that TouchWiz UI and the hardware work together, and unfortunately the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab just don’t fit the bill.