It was rumored a week ago that the Samsung Galaxy S I9000 would get a Value Pack update, instead of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This clearly explains that according to Samsung, the phone’s hardware isn’t quite capable of doing complete justice to ICS and hence it wouldn’t deliver satisfactory user experience.
No ICS or Value packs in sight
Today, Galaxy S owners anxiously waiting for the Value Pack update are in for a bitter pill. Samsung officially confirmed that the device wouldn’t be getting the same. The Value Pack was supposed to add some of the features of Ice Cream Sandwich to the existing Gingerbread ROM, thereby enhancing user experience. This included new widgets and improved web browsing and multi-tasking capabilities.
On a side note, developers at XDA are already out with ICS-based ROMs for Samsung Galaxy S I9000. So, the adventurous few who are willing to take the risk, can go ahead and get ICS for the handsets right away. But those who prefer staying with official updates have no choice, but to stick to Gingerbread.
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