Just yesterday, we learned that Samsung would be reevaluating the possibility of upgrading its Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab devices to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Unfortunately, however, it seems like all good things come to an end.
While still unconfirmed, there now looks to be a fairly good chance that the Galaxy S and Tab will never officially receive the ICS-flavored love. Rather, those unwilling to root will likely be stuck with a “Value Pack” that layers several of ICS’s enhancements (improved widgets, camera, and web browsing) atop Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
While this may appease some users, die hard Android fans are left in the dust. All I have to say is, “SamSONg, I am Disappoint.”
Update: According to Korean-speaking XDA forum member msgfromside3, the base will most likely be Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich rather than Gingerbread. However, there may still be features cut out of the release. Samsung: Be a man; do the right thing.
[Thanks Awang Ilyas Awang Mahsen for the tip on the update.]