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Samsung to Offer Android “Value Pack” Over ICS

The Korean electronics giant has recently announced that it was reassessing its decision of not releasing ICS or Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) update to Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab. However, Samsung is supposedly planning a “Value Pack” that would offer new features exclusive of full rollout.

The report comes straight from Korea through Daum reporting that the Korean company may port few Android 4.0 attributes over to a existing Android 2.3 ROM, offering a middle-ground for Galaxy S users to compensate for their disappointment that arose as a result of company’s decision of keeping the ICS update unsupported for their devices.

The multitasking features introduced in Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) offers an improved web-surfing speed, new widget sets and camera enhancements, such as shake reduction, so as to bring them in-line with latest Samsung Android-powered devices.

SammyHub draws our attention to the point that the company had something similar with its Bada platform as well:

Samsung earlier this month adopted a similar strategy 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.”

It is only a week ago, when the Korean company accused memory issues on its older smartphones that had restricted company to offer an update. The new features including TouchWiz interface and Samsung Widgets forced the company to reconsider their decision because both these attributes are unreliable on the older smartphones because of memory woes.

We are trying to get in touch with the Korean electronics giant to have a quick say on the current situation. We will get back to you with more updates as soon as possible. Stay tuned.

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