Samsung Galaxy S to get a value pack update, not full Android 4.0? (Update)

It seems Samsung has decided to give a consolation update to Galaxy S users, not the full Ice Cream Sandwich update. It was reported yesterday that Samsung was looking to fit ICS on Galaxy S, but according to them they were not able to do so because of low RAM on the device.

So now, company has planned to offer select features of Android 4.0 to Galaxy S as part of a value pack update, which will include improvements in multitasking, web browsing, camera app, more widgets, and video recording. But features like Face Unlock, Android Beam and others will not make their way to Galaxy S.

The final decision on which ICS components will make its way to Galaxy S, is yet to be taken. This value update also needs to be approved from Google for implementation on the phone, as a pseudo-update might create several issues on the device.

We are actively following the news and will update the post in case of any follow-up.

Update: An XDA user, who speaks Korean, has confirmed that “Value Pack” is supposed to be ICS-based, but without certain features.

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  • Tahar gazi

    It is a verry ………

  • Arjun

    Samsung is trying to regain its market with fake showoff. The value pack is a addition of 2 more features in your phone, not like having a ICS update.
    The value pack update and the ICS update has a very big difference in features.
    They are fooling the galaxy S users to have a over view of it to get attention on the new devices, so you buy them.
    i am much dissatisfied with sammy.

  • hal6666

    Galaxy S1 is already 18 months old phone.
    It was released at 2010. 6.
    There is no other company upgrade their year 2010 device for android 4.0(ICS) update.
    Samsung is only company who support year 2010 device upgrade.

    HTC, Sony Ericsson, Moto and All other Android manufactures are same.
    There is no upgarde for year 2010 models.

    1. Official HTC facebook
    facebook . com/notes/htc-uk/ice-cream-sandwich-android-40-updates-for-htc-handsets/300698153293006
    ; No ICS(android 4.0) upgrade for year 2010 model.

    2. Official Sony Ericsson Blog
    blogs.sonyericsson . com/products/2011/12/21/ice-cream-sandwich-coming-to-2011-xperia%E2%84%A2-smartphones-from-end-marchearly-april-2012/
    ; No ICS upgrade for year 2010 model.

    3. Official announcement from motorola
    motorola . com/blog/2011/12/07/motorola-update-on-ice-cream-sandwich/
    ; No ICS upgrade for year 2010 model.

    There is no other android OEM upgrade ICS for year 2010(and older) models.

    Samsung is only comapny who support ICS upgrade for 18 months old phone.
    In addition, They already serviced 2 times OS upgrade for Galaxy S1.

  • dude sign this petition for I9003

  • kartik nadar

    Samsung wants to say that it fooled its customer by giving fake 512 mb ram???

  • Great news..

  • Hope so Samsung Galaxy SL also gets that..