Ppl who wish to experience ICS in Galaxy S may now download the unofficial ROM version 4.0.3. It almost works perfectly. I m currently on it. Awesome OS.
most of you people r thinking samsung is making a bad move by not giving updates.its true but,at the end of the day its all.if you see none of the manufacturers r given ics update to any model that was launched in 2010.not even google.so it not fair to blame samsung.it is the trend that will be there forever.after all a company has to make profit.n most us owning a sgs has already owned it for more than a year now n so there is no problem in rooting your phone.
I guess Apple should use this in their next ad because samsung has been bullying Apple.
Full new OS for 2009 year iPhone 3GS, take that samsung, you can't even support under two year old phone.
Glad i'm not galaxy s owner, i would be very pissed of like millions users are now. Maybe samsung downhill starts here.
Samsung should really think about it again. Dropping the thought of ICS value pack is certainly not acceptable by sgs1 users. after all the results of the tests ran through various sites it has been proven that sgs 1 can handle ICS with no side effects. it was samsungs flagship for years....it killed iphone totally and now they are ignoring the phone like anything. people still love sgs1 looking at its design and working. it has 1 ghz processor and doesnt lack anywhere when it comes to ICS. Biggest disappointment Samsung....i mean comon....let us have it....zzZzzz !
no matter if the SGS gets ICS or not . . . its still an awsome phone. . .so stop sayin shit abt it. . .
Well being totally impartial here...
Here's my slant...
I bought a GS1 (and currently have a GS2) but I'm not a particular fan of Sammy, in fact this year I may try someone else, just for a change of design...
I moved to Sammy originally because before my GS1 I had an HTC Hero - which NEVER received a single update in almost 2 years... When I moved to the GS1 I was really impressed with the amount of updates received, literally one every 4 months or so...
Then when I upgraded (which is what people do after 12-18months) I got a GS2 and again I'm really impressed with the level of updates received...
The main thing here is the difference between GS1 and GS2 - although GS1 was a great phone, it was sluggish and did crash quite a lot - compared with the zippy GS2...
It's more than likely that the GS1 can't cope with the latest updates.. but also, how long should a company support older phones? The GS3 will be out in the next few months... and this is just one range of many that they do (and this applies to all manufacturers)...
Bottom line - the phone does exactly what you paid your money for it to do at point of sale, anything above and beyond that, to me, is a bonus...
It's this culture now of "we demand this, that and the other" and "we want it now" and "rant rant rant"... Take a look at HTC's record (not good) LG's is by far the worst and SonyE has only just (a few months ago) updated their X10... Every manufacturer is the same... how often to iphones get updated? Once a year? and then look at all the issues that brings...
I think people need to take a step back here... Gingerbread is a fine system, and ICS will bring 'some' advantages, but no deal-breaking ones - I think people need to chill out a bit (and upgrade their phone more often!)
AnonD-252, 04 Jan 2012Gingerbread give Galaxy S almost identical performance as ICS would give Galaxy S, so I see no... moreMadness !! You are talking about N97 launch since 2008, why not ask for 8110 update which launched on last millenium, what craps Lumia will be getting Tango udate by Feb/March & Appolo in June, expect Symbian Carla by this year & Donna Next.
OK 18 months SGS not getting update, how about 2 months old SGW ? Upcoming Ace+ & SGM ?? Zero update for such a new phone, maybe Samsung should just put up a new rules, that they would be no update for any of their phone at all, take it or leave it.
for the guys who say that samsung is playing games, look at apple. first they released the iphone 4 with single core and 5MP camera. the dual core phones were in the market for long and so does the 8MP cameras. they made us feel so excited about the iphone 5 but the fooled us with the 4s, which included stuffs that should have been included in the iphone4. and this year iphone5 is coming. so within a year and a half we are carrying 3 iphones!!! so the picture is clear, companies want us just to keep buying their products and they tease us with little improvements.
tom, 04 Jan 2012U ppl a crazy the Samsung gS1 was sold on 2.1 and they have update the phone to 2.3 on top of... moreApparently. Haha. you can be angry, but at the same time yo cannot blame them entirely. Like you said they have done great. it is about the end of what the SGS can handle stably stock wise. Telling Sammy to drop touchwiz would be like telling HTC to drop sense or Apple to make their own phones...maybe not as drastic as the last one. more chance of Touch wiz being dropped then that. Lol
U ppl a crazy the Samsung gS1 was sold on 2.1 and they have update the phone to 2.3 on top of that the phone is about 2years old water do u want from them blood
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!
Guys,I will never say that i did a mistake by buying Galaxy S as i have enjoyed every single moment using it.
When it come to ICS updates i do have the same issues as why can't they release it without that f***ing touchwiz.
See Apple, they have released ios5 for iphone3 onwards.
Why can't they see that they are having a gentry of over 10 million for Galaxy S.
Anonymous, 04 Jan 2012Believe or not. I was about to upgrade to SGS2 today and after reading on GSMARENA ....guess ... moreThen what phone are you getting? There's no phone that is as fast and smooth as Samsung's S2 or Nexus. S
RejZoR, 04 Jan 2012I hope you guys didn't seriously think Samsung will actually give anything to their existing c... moreHow does loosing one last official update make them the worst customer service company ever? Two faced liars? how? you have no clue what you are saying. Just a troll
AnonD-36740, 04 Jan 2012TBH, I never felt that it was a completely safe decision to buy the Galaxy S because I never h... moreWow. Where to begin with this. Obviously you had this well thought out and I don't want to make it seem like a bash back, but some of the things you said are complete crap. Hmm. Just because the looks of the build quality were not convincing to you does not mean they were bad. Plastic is plenty good. Lighter and cheaper to manufacture and is fine. Just because you like metal or something better does not make plastic bad. Also its build quality is plenty good enough. Downsides?? What that is is plastic? When it was released nothing else was like it or matched it so if it had major downfalls then everything else was not even worth a second look so in your theory there is a no win situation.
So Samsung's quality sucks because your speaker died? Are you seriously? How common do you really think that is? Please don't tell me you think a speaker dying means the entire quality of a phone is bad. I have used equalizer booster for a long time and my speaker still in great condition. Do you not realize that any piece of technology out of any product line, from any company, or any product in general from any company is gonna have some faulty products. ANY PRODUCT LINE. I can garuntee every phone line has had a few handsets that had speakers die to say the least among bad batteries, screens, chips, and so on. Be it Sony, LG, HTC, Sharp, Nokia, Apple...Any of them. I still have fully functional Samsung Dinosaurs. Not everyphone is gonna last forever no matter what phone it is. That's just obsurd to say that because it's plastic and that your speaker died means Samsung's build quality is crappy and cheap.
Software and update...I can't say as much. I see both sides. In the end I believe they should make the update. I'm sure though especially on stock phones it would probably run alright, but lag a lot more often. That is probably the issue there. There is also rumor of the partition issue where the partition is not set up properly, but I have to read more into that. Either way the will be an ICS custom rom in no time. And honestly like I said I'm sure it will run good sometimes, but be slower at other times too. They just don't want to risk lagging it up and making it look slow I think. Tech has evolved a lot since then. I think in an overall though SGS can handle ICS, but that would probably be it. The next Android version probably would be out of the question. So you are missing out on one last update that you can do on you own anyway...One last pathetic official update. This is nothing new. Many Phones from EVERY other company from that era are dropping support or will soon. As
far as I gathered the 3GS might not be getting IOS5 or was it 3G. Also leaves the 2G way behind. I'm sure they will come out with something in the end...Not as nice as the full upgrade though.
Their excuses are not entirely off, but again I think they could squeeze this one last update in. If they only cared for money they would be Apple. Not to say money is not a big priority, but it is to all these big companies.
So even though the Galaxy S line offers the best you can get in mobile phone and a lot of their other phones within their own range and other electronics offer top notch technology....because as I said before you are loosing one last official update...the consumers are always loosing??????? Getting the best of the best is loosing???
Don't get another Samsung phone. That's your choice. Though when you are missing technology and features it will not be anyone else's fault except your own.
That is simply "business as usual" for Samsung: they do make excellent products and I love them to bits for that, but "you buy everything as-is, there will not be any support nor updates, ever" has long been their unspoken policy for most of their products. Yes, I hate that they do that. I still love the products themselves though, enough to buy them anyway. But it's something one must be aware of.
Oh, and promises they wouldn't keep? Definitely not cool.
Believe or not. I was about to upgrade to SGS2 today and after reading on GSMARENA ....guess what? Samsung sgs1 will be my last Sam ever.