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Samsung Says No Plans for Galaxy S “Value Pack”

Last week, we have reported that rumors have surfaced claiming that the Korean electronics giant is planning to offer an Android “Value Pack” update to Galaxy S smartphone users. However, the information is denied by Samsung, saying that it has no plans to release any “Value Pack”.

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Few days back, the Korean company explained the fact for its decision of not to upgrade the Galalxy S smartphones. According to Samsung, the memory issues on the Galaxy range forced the company to review its decision of updating the devices. The company added that the TouchWiz and Samsung Widgets were not reliable on the older handsets, so the decision of not to update ageing Galaxy handsets was taken.


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Just after the Samsung explanation, the rumor surfaced that to compensate the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab owners for not having Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) update, the company is planning to give them a relief with a “Value Pack” that could offer new features without being having a complete update to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich or ICS)

A Samsung representative, however, said that the company won’t be able to entertain its Galaxy owners with an ICS update because of limitations on the hardware specifications, since they are optimized for the Gingerbread experience.

The current statement from Samsung has definitely disappointed many of the Galaxy users who were happy after hearing the previous reports of a “Value Pack”. Many of them are still on a two-year contract and wish to have new features on their devices as well. Samsung, however, has started rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich update to Galaxy S II users and now preparing to rollout the update for its Galaxy Nexus and latest Galaxy Tab devices.

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