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Samsung: No Android 4.0 ‘Value Pack’ for Galaxy S



There has been quite a bit of commotion surrounding Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab and Galaxy S devices. And now, it would appear that the pitchforks might come out again as a rumored Android 4.0 ‘Value Pack’ has been shot down by the company itself in a statement made to The Next Web.

According to Samsung, there are no plans to release a ‘Value Pack’ for the Galaxy S – and we assume that means it won’t be coming for the Galaxy Tab either, which would have brought certain elements of Android 4.0 to both the tablet and Galaxy S branded smartphones. It would not be a full update to Android 4.0, but instead bring features to the current Gingerbread operating system.

Galaxy SSamsung had offered a similar ‘Value Pack’ experience to some of its older Bada OS smartphones in the past which seemed to point to this being a real possibility.

However, that appears to be out of the question now, a sharp blow to those that may have started hoping for a miracle.

So, those of you with an original Galaxy Tab or a Galaxy S device (T-Mobile’s Galaxy S Vibrant still doesn’t even have Gingerbread) are just going to have to find another route to get Android 4.0 on your device.

Fortunately, the Galaxy S development community is a thriving one and you should be able to cook up something unofficial if you want to badly rid your hardware of Gingerbread.

Bummer, but somehow, we think you’ll survive.



  1. Micromax

    01/05/2012 at 2:28 am

    This is really bad news for all Samsung Galaxy S owners as it is declared that they’ll not able to get benefit of Android 4.0.

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