Samsung's lousy programming team should just quit their job and let the XDA developers take over.
anish12, 04 Jan 2012TBH, I never felt that it was a completely safe decision to buy the Galaxy S because I never h... moreGingerbread give Galaxy S almost identical performance as ICS would give Galaxy S, so I see no real reason to update S to ICS, but I agree that Samsung still should update to ICS or give every hardware-driver, FM-radio and gpu and..., available to the xda developers so that they can develop a fully working custom version of ics without TouchWiz because future games and apps will be made available only for ICS, but in the near future many apps and games will not yet support ICS and only be available for Gingerbread!
Nokia have stopped updating N97, and they have stopped updating N900 and they wil stop updating every Symbian and N9 and even Lumia will soon have too old/weak hardware for new releases from Microsoft! HTC have stoppad updating Desire and many other models, and SonyEricsson will not give ICS to X10..., so Samsung is actually not worse than anyone else!
anish12, 04 Jan 2012TBH, I never felt that it was a completely safe decision to buy the Galaxy S because I never h... moreThats the reason why i trust Nokia. Nokia rocks in build quality and even the materials used like speakers mic and earpiece are far far superior compared to sony or samsung. Wish Nokia comes back again and dominate market with its windows and symbian belle.
Whoa, didn't every Android phone have a 18 month update guarantee? The S1 has been on the market for only 17 months! No one is asking Samsung to provide the TW UI, so if it's such a big problem, why not let it go? The ICS launcher is almost exactly like TW...
I'm curious how HTC will respond. If they do update the Desire S and HD, I'm their fan forever.
Anonymous, 04 Jan 2012this is nothing new its just how business goes, manufacturers will always come up with new dev... moreLMAO! They made a bad choice because the chose what was the best phone at the time and two years later it is outdated by the next best thing and cannot upgrade to the most recent software do to space and hardware issues from the advance in technology?? Well if that is the bad choice and it was the best available I can't immagine hw bad a choice it is if they chose anything else from that time cause anything else lacked a lot moer.
I recommend all galaxy s users now to forget about samsung and pick up agood stable version of stock Icecream Sandwich by flashing manually.
It doesn't even deserve to be disappointed.
TBH, I never felt that it was a completely safe decision to buy the Galaxy S because I never had a Samsung phone before and the overall (plastic) build quality of the phone was not very convincing. But seeing that it was already on Gingerbread, up from Eclair, I was expecting further support for the phone from Samsung which would make up for the downsides of the phone. But samsung failed in everyway to convince me that its products are any good and worth any kind of trust from its users.
After only a few months of usage, my Galaxy S started showing signs of speaker failures. It really surprised me as, as far as I remember, the phone has never been in a situation that would cause it any damage. I never dropped it, poured water on it, threw it around or did anything that could hurt it in anyway. And yet the speaker died. This is nothing but sign of really poor hardware quality inside the phone. And it makes me wonder what will fail next and whether or the phone will last even a year though I usually change phones every two or three years.
Now comes the issue of software update. Samsung claims that the hardware of the phone that made the Galaxy series the most popular among android smartphones is not powerful enough to run ICS. How about they take a look at the Nexus S, one of their own creations, which have the exact same hardware as the Galaxy S and yet is already running ICS smoothly? Ok, I get it. Samsung wants to provide their own UI on top of it, which is TouchWiz, but it will not run properly because of the old hardware. They have been including TouchWiz with every update since Froyo. BUT I don't know if anybody noticed that despite the updates, the TouchWiz version on the Galaxy S has always remained the same besides a few minor changes while the Galaxy S2 was already running a newer version of TouchWiz at the same time. Samsung has never intended to update the TouchWiz version on the Galaxy S to that of the S2 as that is destined to the S2 only. This means that the hardware requirements for TouchWiz on the Galaxy S has always been the same since Eclair. And I'm completely sure that Samsung will be giving us the same version of TouchWiz that is currently running on the Gingerbread Galaxy S, if ever they update the Galaxy S to ICS. So how is the hardware not good enough for running the same old UI?
Samsung is just using false excuses to force users to purchase their new phones in order to obtain the latest software. They only care for money. Customers are always the loser with them.
Despite this, I will buy a new phone. But my next phone will simply NEVER be a Samsung.
Wow people. For the end user this would not work out as well. Samsung most likely has a good reason. Weither it be the fact that it's possibly just gonna lag a lot since the SGS is almost two years old or what people are saying about the partition size on it. Of course it could run it, but for the average user probably not as well and if the partition thing is right that is just way to much unless you are a rooted user.
Wolverine037, 04 Jan 2012for what is worth,its a marketing way to push people on buying new devices, dont get me wrong ... morethis is nothing new its just how business goes, manufacturers will always come up with new devices and the old ones will be stuck at some point in terms of support or update. if someone is disappointed its simply because he or she made the wrong choice esp if they felt they're being ripped off. that's just a consequence of a bad choice, sorry
andy88, 04 Jan 2012NO surprised for this strategy their reason is boost their next flagshit S3.This situation wil... morejust the same as the old iphones. it will make them more laggy. If you want to hack and also even overclock and get the rom for it urself thats fine. But for the average consumer who keeps it stock it will slow it down a bit. They were prolly forced to attempt it with the th nexus s cos its the google device
Samsung already gave couple of updates for SGS and its not like they are going to do it forever! YES everything has a deadline. and anyway the GB runs SGS quite well already. and if you want ICS you can always switch to custom roms maybe a CM or whatever, nobody stops you from doing that. whoever is savvy enough of having an updated OS and version is savvy enough to go to YOUTUBE or and other forums from XDA and see how to install a custom rom ...so quit whining.
i am also SGS owner!
beckon, 04 Jan 2012Well...that's what we called fragmentation. It would only be a matter of time when SGS2 will n... moresad but true. that is howr is goes. eventually every device cannot get upgrades..not just galaxy
Shaikh Sarfaraz, 04 Jan 2012This is very dissaponting !!!...I think its a time to switch to a different brand Like SEM OR... morereally? this kind of thing can make you very disappointed? there's more to life than just phones