Samsung recently has said that the Samsung Galaxy S(I9000) and the original Samsung Galaxy Tab (P1000) may not get the Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 upgrade.
The South Korea-based Samsung blames the limited memory capacity in both devices and specific elements like TouchWiz UI, video calls, Samsung widgets, carrier and country customizations makes it difficult to run on the new OS smoothly.
However latest update points out that Samsung may be providing a Value Pack to Galaxy S users instead of a full Android 4.0 upgrade. Although the phone will stay at Android 2.3, the Value Pack will enhance some features like improved web browsing, multi-tasking, new widgets and more to bring the experience as close as Android 4.0.
A similar strategy was adopted for its Wave 525 and Wave 533 devices. Instead of offering bada 2.0 to both the devices, Samsung promised to provide a Value Pack upgrade which tries to offer the “same bada 2.0 user experience and service as much as possible despite the hardware limitations.”
Perhaps the original Samsung Galaxy Tab would get a Value Pack Upgrade as well? Stay tuned.