I don't think I'd ever buy another phone from Samsung, if they don't provide an ICS update for the Galaxy S.
Samsung guys need to go to a shrink! Within less than a week they said that Galaxy S wont be upgraded to ICS, that eventually will be upgrated and now that is going to get a "value" pack update! Is this a serious company or not?
Anonymous, 28 Dec 2011will never buy any samsung phn again...better to own sony ericsson...buying S1 was a mistake..... moreY don't you get yourself a decent phone then you can get ice cream sandwich you gypsy. y se? are rubbish there best phone arc s single core processor inferior screen and functionality if you want to keep up with the software you've got to keep up with phones wich are outdated rapidly unfortunately
I bought original galaxy i7500 and swore I will not buy Samsung phone again. Original galaxy was nice phone, with 8GB of storage included, which was rare thing for that time. But they screwed it up because of low RAM. So it was not officially updated beyond 1.5. DRAKAZ built custom rom for it based on 2.3 Gingerbread. But, a month ago I bought SGS II instead of HTC Sensation, I am not sorry for a second. That is a real beast.
I'm sorry they wil not release ICS for i9000, but that is older machine. But I do not understand why they will not release it for i9001 Plus, which is still available in shops? That device has same specs as "SE Xperia Arc S". If they do not release ICS update for it, that is a real "crime" and there cannot be any excuse for it.
LOL!!!!! @ all the Samsung Fanboys saying they'll never buy samsung phones again. LOL!!!!!! LOL!!!! LOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!! I'm having a ball laughing at ALL of you over here. XD LOL!!!!!!!
It appears that the S will get ICS, but a stripped down version. They won't remove core framework stuff, just extra junk apps.
Anonymous, 28 Dec 2011will never buy any samsung phn again...better to own sony ericsson...buying S1 was a mistake..... morethe 2011 sony ericsson models.
the galaxy s1 is a summer 2010 model.
the sony ericsson models of the same period were not update (some even stayed with 2.2 froyo)
stop talking nonsense
Samsung is thinking that we are little kids "We can not give you an Ice cream but you can eat this lollipop". Thanks for everything, but NO!!! Its time to switch to another more customer friendly brand.
will never buy any samsung phn again...better to own sony ericsson...buying S1 was a mistake...
SE all lineup even the mini's to have ICS update until March.
my nxt pick will be from SE high end, i m really very disappointed from samsung, will never buy or will suggest any sammy phns in future..good bye sammy
So which is it?
"Update: msgfromside3, who speaks Korean, pointed out that the “Value Pack” is supposed to be ICS-based, but without certain features. So both Galaxy S and Tab will almost definitely get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, though it’s still unclear which features specifically will be removed.
The article also mentions that Samsung considered porting the full ICS plus TouchWiz without end-user support, but decided against it because of likely customer complaints in that case."
How do you justify your comparison to Sony Ericsson and the fact they upgrade all their 2011 devices? The SGS is a mid-2010 phone ????
Yeah, but Samsung Galaxy S star with 2.1, have 2.2, and 2.3.4 and above. iPhone 3GS star with iOS 3, have 4 and 5. That's the difference? Is because this is a Samsung and not an Apple? GS have 2 major updates, and complete the 18 months update period like the Nexus One. Do you want more?
a value added pack to gingerbread isnt going to help people install apps requiring API introduced with ICE CREAM SANDWICH this is no solution to the strong customer demand for ics.
Only a proper ics build wit or without touchwiz whould provide the ics experience.
Anonymous, 28 Dec 2011Um, you bought a 20 month old design phone (SGS) and expect it to get an upgrade to an OS that... moreHow can Sony ericsson Xperia Arc got Android 4.0. It has the same characteristics as the Galaxy 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... moreThe hardware is capable to run ICS. the issue is in Samsung touch-wiz which i am almost sure everybody hates it.
I am borrowing an expression from the GSMARENA BLOG "The phone can run the ICS without breaking a sweat" link below.