No Value Pack update for Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab is to be released

No Value Pack update for Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab is to be released
Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab owners, we have some pretty sad news for you today. Remember when we said that Samsung may be working on a “Value Pack” update for the two devices in order to make up for the lack of a full-fledged ICS update? Well, we have to disappoint you, but according to a report by the guys at TheNextWeb, no such software is to be released. And this is not a rumor that we are dealing with here as word comes straight from a Samsung spokesperson.

The company representative stated that the “hardware specifications of the older Galaxy devices” are what prevents them from delivering the said update, which means that the Samsung Galaxy Tab and Galaxy S will be stuck with Gingerbread until the end of time. Perhaps, some of you who are holding on to any of the two will resort to flashing a custom ROM on it in order to have a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich, but for the average consumer, the only way to experience ICS would be upgrading to a newer device.

If anyone is feeling like extinguishing their anger right now, dropping a comment below might help.

source: TheNextWeb

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Galaxy Tab
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  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.55h 3G talk time)



1. rami167

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

What else can be expected from Samsung when it comes to updates , they are delaying ICS updates for their flagships like s2 , so galaxy s is very far away from getting an update.

21. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

last report says sgs2s were getting ifs before other manufacturers did. What are u talking about?

22. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Reports. The fact is, HTC and Motorola are always more reliable in getting new OS updates than crapsung

28. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

who cares.. samsung might seem crap to you but it always has better hardware than motorola and htc. that beats thing is a total joke. all they did was change the eq and it still sounds like crap

37. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Contrary to popular belief, updated software is just as important as hardware, which crapsung never seems to get. Also, I'd trade a much better screen (any HTC atm) than a marginally better processor and camera.

2. daniyo

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

-.- -.-

3. TheMegaDinesen

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

my friends XDA is the best friend of your Samsung Galaxy S... even if samsung would give an update, they will introduce touchwiz in it which you wouldn't want...

4. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Thanks god I chose the S.E.X Neo over SGS.

5. musi722

Posts: 46; Member since: Dec 15, 2011

yeah me too!

34. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

I like how Sony Ericsson Xperia is now written as SEX lol

6. rami167

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

I already got updated, ,, through XDA , but it has lots of bugs , as its alpha or beta version.....but i wish they could have rolled out official ICS for galaxy s. but now all in well..:(

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Do the ice passion v10 rom with the kernel add on. Running darn good.

7. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

told you guys, Crapsung is just making a lot of excuses, same exact phone as the Nexus S and its not getting ICS? Crapsung sux..

8. SlimSoulja86

Posts: 660; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Just like my Apple with Siri and iPhone 4, only having it on iPhone 4S (And coming up with an excuse that iPhone 4 won't handle Siri). Which means all these manufacturers are the same. Wether it's a nice juicy fruit or mouth watering desert, all the same. #JustPickYourSide #IdontHave_A_Favorite

12. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@slim. Siri is not a software update silly, lol. So you cannot compare it with this one. Fandroids are so dumb :)

17. hybris

Posts: 56; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

This guy has an iPhone, wahat are you talking about? You always leave these ignorant, snide comments and never reply when someone calls you out. Yes-- fanboys are dumb on both sides, including you. The guy you replied to doesn't sound like a fanboy.

23. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@hybris. So what if he has an iphone? It does not make him right to compare an app to an os update, lol.

19. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

what is siri then,Gemini? Is it something magical that can only happen on an i4s and not an i4? No.. its their one big selling point other than a bigger camera. They don't want to cannibalize i4s sales. Maybe if they would stop with these rediculous refreshes and add real features they wouldn't have to give their older phones neutered versions of new OS's.

24. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@remix. You don't know what siri is? Oh well, I'm not surprised. Siri is an exclusive update to ip4s. Just like the 8mp camera is. Now? Can siri be on ip4? Probably yes, just like an 8mp can be on the ip4 as well. Point is, siri is not a software update like you think it is, lol. Also, I love how you turn this article about samsung's inabilities into the iphone :)

27. hybris

Posts: 56; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

You said siri before he brought up iPhone. And how is it hardware related? Siri is working on iphone 4s, are you telling me they installed new hardware to do so? lol.

35. frydaexiii

Posts: 1476; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Siri is purely software based, no hardware that is used to run Siri cannot be found on the iPhone 4. For SGS's ICS update, it's the hardware limitations that prevent a TOUCHWIZed skinned ICS from being installed, Samsung didn't say that the SGS couldn't handle pure ICS. But my point is, Siri is software based and is Apple's decision not to port it for iPhone 4 because a slightly improved camera alone won't make people want to buy the 4S. For the SGS, Samsung has no choice as there are people out there (for some god forsaken reason) actually like and use touchwiz and have no idea what pure Android and ICS actually look and work like. Even if they released an update for ICS which totally did away with Touchwiz and gave them a pure ICS , the people who use and like Touchwiz will start complaining. Even if they gave them the option of whether to stick with Tuchwiz on Gingerbread or go ahead and upgrade to Pure ICS, these same people would have no idea and just press update, only to be disappointed that touchwiz is now gone.

29. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

listen bub when the nexus s gets it soon the galaxy family will follow. some of the layout of the hardware is different but most of the features should port.

9. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Samsung wants to send you a message. "Stop updating your old phone and buy our new phone" Think, Samsung Galaxy 3 will be released this year. They don't want you to update by software. No. They want you to update by hardware. Which means to get ICS Other Goodies either you buy SG2 or Future SG3 or any supported device. It's business decision, and Samsung wants to make money too. Sure many will say hardware limitation. But look at Sony Ericsson phones, their spec are lower compared to Samsung mid range phone and still they are getting ICS Update.

30. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

true but who buys a sony anymore? the sgs1 was a hit but they were to fragmented from the start. sgs2 doesnt differ much from one another besides the tcrippled version. i really dont understand why samsung doesnt save costs and make third versions the gsm version with a sim card and a cdma version with sim card and an unlocked version with sim card

10. chuckyoo

Posts: 34; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Welcome to the samsung monopoly game, do not collect pass GO, go directly to jail! Oh and another one, samsung just left an iCS device on your table and when you get excited and touch it, poof oops it is only a hologram teaser. I have my old vibrant on android 4.0.3 ICS now but since I am with sprint now, Epic Touch 4G FTW for now!

31. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

the epic touch 4g is nice. by the way i spoke with sprint yesterday and they will be getting the white version on the 8th

11. Dmann

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Maybe Samsung is getting smug? Shame on you, Samsung... Well, that´s the advantage of Android. Manufacturer X is giving you a hard time? Switch to Manufacturer Y. If Samsung keeps the same behaviour for future phones, I´m most certainly not staying with them.

13. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

Fandroids won't mind for sure :) But don't fandroids claim that android devices are soooooo advanced. Is this what you call advanced? Hahahahahahaha. It's so advanced that it cannot get a software update, hahahahaha. And how old is this phone? Hahahahahahaha I can't wait to read all the excuses from fandroids :)

18. hybris

Posts: 56; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

The newest and greatest phones are usually advanced. No one ever touted the Galaxy line as the greatest ever. Sure, they were awesome at the time of release and probably still are awesome to some users [casual, non power users, etc,] but no one ever said the original galaxy line would always be the top phone [obviosuly not, since the GS2 line has been released, and GS3 probably on its way.] I bought a galaxy tab a few months ago, never expecting to see a software update. I was pleasantly surprised it got Gingerbread, I didn't expect anything at all. Yet here you are, complaining its a bad phone because its not getting an update years after its released. You're a troll and/or fool.

25. 530gemini

Posts: 2198; Member since: Sep 09, 2010

@hybris. So what you're saying is, that it is perfectly ok that android devices get stuck with the os version that it was released with and couldn't get an future updates within a year? And you fandroids call iphone users sheeps? Hahahahahahaha

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