Galaxy S and Tab to get Ice Cream Sandwich update:
We have already reported on the news that Samsung Galaxy S owners may not be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich update that is being rolled out for so many devices. The reasons originally cited were that the phone was simply not powerful enough to handle the demands of the TouchWiz UI.
So not only were Samsung Galaxy S owners seemingly going to be Ice Cream Sandwich bereft, but Galaxy tab 7.7 owners were also going to miss out on the upgrade for the same reason.
Ice Cream Sandwich may make an appearance:
According to an article in Phandroid, the ICS update that so many want to see on their relatively new Samsung devices may make an appearance after all.
Possibly since so many people were seen to be disappointed on forums and online.
As a result, Samsung are set to look into ways they can make Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 work on the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab.
There are rumours that Samsung will look to take way the TouchWiz user interface, with arguably, not a great deal of loss to the upgrade. However others believe that this workaround will not be an option for Samsung and they will look to other areas to find cut backs on processor and ram requirements.
We have reported on the issues that many have faced when upgrading to the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich O/S on the Nexus S after many owners were going stir crazy globally after their decidedly annoying upgrade issues were reported extensively on this site.
So what will Samsung scale back on, after they have admitted it looks a bit “touch and go” if these new devices can handle what appears to be quite simple functionality improvements?
Let us know what you would prefer to be omitted so you can get your Ice Cream Sandwich fix soon?Anthony Munns