Samsung seems to be a bit lost in the woods at the moment. The company made the first move last week by officially announcing that the original Samsung Galaxy S, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab would not be receiving an official update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Considering the high-end nature of the Galaxy S, people were admittedly pretty upset. After the backlash, Samsung came to their senses and said that they would reevaluate the possibility of updating the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab to Ice Cream Sandwich, but continued to note the lack of memory available on both devices, and the presence of the company’s proprietary TouchWiz user interface.
In a new report from Daum based out of Korea, Samsung is apparently looking at sending out a “Value Pack” to Galaxy S owners. Basically, it seems that Samsung is sticking to their guns, suggesting that the Galaxy S really is hindered by the lack of memory and TouchWiz UI, making a full upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich unlikely. Instead, Samsung would bring over some key features of the newest Android operating system, such as the multitasking menu, enhanced Web browsing, and some of the new camera features found in Android 4.0.
Samsung has done the same thing with their own Bada OS, so this move isn’t impossible at all. And while it may not bring Android 4.0 to the Galaxy S, which is currently running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, it would bring the features that people want, even if they don’t get the overhaul that Android 4.0 provides, over previous versions of the OS.
What do you think of this move? Should Samsung try to give owners any features at all, if they can’t provide them all?
via Sammy Hub