If this story about value pack, rather than official ICS update is true, it proves again Samsung does not listen to its customers.
Since no ICS on Galaxy S came out, I have not heard a single person asking for value pack or TouchWiz.
People are buying Android phones because of Android not vendor or carrier's bloatware.
For me whatever Samsung does now, they lost my trust and I will not touch their products again.
samsung phones just got started became popular by the device i9000,though i dont have this device(on sgs2 already) anymore,i see that if sgs1 wont be getting ics then this might the start of people who has samsung device will panic and those who have plan to buy such devices might turn away,,this might the start of extinction...
phones with similar hardware like nexus s are getting ICS update....why can't the SGS get the update.......it seems samsung has lost interest in its former flagship phones and now they give excuses like this
Poor Samsung. Noone need TouchWiz in their phone. I'll never buy any more product from Samsung.
The galaxy S got two updates which is same as the number of updates the Iphone 3g got before being left out. And apple has to release a new os for so fewer phones. Besides going over to xda and flashing a custom rom is so easy.
And the truth gets revealed!
Samsung's strategy : From the fact, that the last two Google phones were from samsung, no doubt, the next one will be, too. SO, force google to settle up for an inferior hardware (or inferior overall specs) for their Nexus line-up, inferior than samsung's own flagships models. What does this mean? The people who want regular updates will go for google phone but will compromise with the hardware, the people who want superior hardware will be looking at samsung but have to compromise with the updates. So, win win situation for both the players.
Samsung denying ICS update for SGS gives me an impression that the trumpet for the end of samsung's regime in mobile world has been blown!
Time to move on to WP7 (no samsung, no matter what) or the iOS !!!
Well what can I say...I got a New Samsung Continuum as present from a friend and I just realize this model can't get anything about 2.2 and is one of the only 2 Samsung that will not have (for now) update to 2.3....Samsung/Verizon are missing something, not goot :(
Why use official updates if every android errr. Galaxy S or SII die hards are using ROOTING and CUSTOM ROMs
I guess this value pack will be incorporated in custom roms....
You need to learn from Apple they support the 3GS almost 3 years, i will not back to your phone's cuz there is no support.
I am starting to think... Apple is better than you!!
Samsung its s***!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous, 28 Dec 2011Um, you bought a 20 month old design phone (SGS) and expect it to get an upgrade to an OS that... moreso that's basically admitting Samsung has poor software support. "Hey buy our phone and we're only gonna keep you up to date for a year. Don't like it? Why not buy us another new phone? This is why we call ourselves 'iphone killer!"
Remember Samsung provides the best updates Remember? You should because most of you would swear that on your grandma's earlier this year. Remember, HTC updates too slow, LG updates too slow? You should, YOU said it. It is unfortunate that Sammy did this because some Galaxy S users are actually nice people BUT It isn't 95% of you all. So for those few, I do say that this is an unfortunate event but for you others that just sooo swiftly changed your tunes, I give you the biggest THATS WHAT YOU GET! That can ever be given. Now you may learn not to be "loyal" to a brand.
Anonymous, 28 Dec 2011Um, you bought a 20 month old design phone (SGS) and expect it to get an upgrade to an OS that... moreThe Nexus S is basically the same phone + an NFC chip and its going to receive ICS.
I already have it on my phone thanks to the guys from XDA, so its not like its not possible.
Apple has set the bar for updates, and while they only have to target a small amount of devices which is a much easier thing to do, that is irrelevant in the eyes of the consumer.
what about galaxy s plus?
"According to the latest rumor"
its rumors people so its not real
i really dont get why people dont flash roms thats one of the best features of android and root you can do soo much stuff
the people who says root you only overclock and flash roms are idiot you can see soo much more
WHOA WHOA WHOA now there. Do I see ALOT of people eating their words AGAIN? Some of you are just The Biggest Hypocrites in the history of Hypocrites. You learned your lesson about Samsung with the Behold 2, then Sammy started updating for a while then you backed Sammy til the death even wishing doom on Apple, Nokia, HTC, and any company that competed against Sammy. Now that Sammy won't let you have everything you want and you have to buy a new phone to get ICS (or go to your savior XDA) you're saying EXACTLY what you said during the Behold 2 days. I thought having big money was what Android's Smartphone users were about? Go buy you a new one, it ain't nothing to you remember? Any other Smartphone is for the cheapo's remember? You people were the one's saying that about the competition. Now eat your words AGAIN and go buy another one. You got the money big richy. Go buy it and quit talking nonsense about Samsung when next year's quad core devices come out, you'll be crawling back AGAIN.
Its a shame that 1,5 years old mobile can't update.
iPhone 3Gs is 2,5 years old and still getting iOS 5.
It's a bigger shame that this phone will get ICS unofficial and will work just fine.
Last but not least , Samsung will have to get rid of that ugly UI.
Anonymous, 28 Dec 2011Just to make things clear... They say it will not run good? SGS1 would get Hardware Accelerati... moreI'm ok with you, there's a part of marketing.
Samsung is a seller after all and wants to sell new products, not doing charity.
People saying that Sony is better than samsung just make me laugh :))))
Do you imagine how will be an xperia mini(just an example) with ICS + sony launcher? I'm sure that people will downgrade to gingerbread.
Value pack update or Ice Cream Sandsung...