No Ice Cream Sandwich For Galaxy S And Galaxy Tab

Galaxy S owners will be disappointed to hear that despite being having a device nearly alike to the ICS-friendly specs like Nexus S, the Korean electronics giant has said on official blog that the company’s first Galaxy device won’t be receiving the official upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Along with the original Galaxy S, the 7-inch Galaxy Tab too won’t be able to join the party along with “the ICS-upgradable devices, including Galaxy S II, Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy Note, Galaxy R, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 7.7, and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.”

Samsung Tomorrow states that the TouchWiz is the major obstacle here as none of the device has enough RAM and/or ROM to host it and the whole of its Samsung-designed accessories without lacking the quality. Taking into consideration the countless US versions of the Galaxy S running with similar hardware specs, it is not clear whether your Captivates and Epic4Gs would be able to get Ice Cream Sandwich or you need to have your hand on any new device.

Now the question arises what actually the Galaxy S users do. If you are one of those who don’t want to switch to other handsets and really don’t like the TouchWiz, there is always a custom ROM route. If the TouchWiz has been removed from the update, the Galaxy S will become capable of running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with no trouble at all. GSMArena states, while the experience is certainly not smooth, but it is also not despicable.

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