Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab may get a “Value Pack” instead of a true Ice Cream Sandwich update

Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab may get a “Value Pack” instead of a true Ice Cream Sandwich update
Are the Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab getting updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? “Yes, but not really” appears to be a possible answer to that question judging by a post on the Korean web portal Daum, which Google Translate was kind enough to interpret for us.

So, instead of a full-fledged Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade, Samsung may be working on a “Value Pack” software update for the Galaxy S and the Galaxy Tab. It is expected to bring as much of the benefits that ICS delivers without the need for installing Android 4.0 onto any of the two devices. It is said that improved multitasking and faster web surfing are on the list, as well as a new set of widgets and a number of camera improvements. Adding the Face Unlock feature in the pack is not out of the question.

Still, we would recommend taking the above information with a grain of salt for now. Also, crossing your fingers in hopes that Samsung finally makes up its mind probably won't hurt.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in!

source: DAUM (translated) via Android Central

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  • Camera 3 MP / 1.3 MP front
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1. ilia1986 unregistered

People of the world who own a mid 2010 Android phone: If your phone is capable of being rooted (and you no longer care about or have a valid warranty - which is likely) and you would like to get ICS on it - you can always install a custom ROM. If you are unable to do that because of technical difficulties - here's a thing: apparently real smartphones are not for you. Go get an iPhone or something. Sincerely. A person who has an iPhone 4, and is insanely jealous of those who have Android.

4. daniyo

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

idk why u got thumbs down but that made my day XD thanks

6. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

maybe because nobody should be forced to have a cellphone... she can sell the iphone.. (would gat a good amount of money) and buy an Android device.. but maybe thats too much for him.... and cellphones period should not be for him...

8. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011


9. ilia1986 unregistered

What? In English please. How on earth what you just said is a response to daniyo's or my post?? edit: lol iamcc

11. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

that if cant figure it out to get a phone you like.. maybe cellphones are not for you... you can get good money from your iphone and buy an android phone.. what is stopping you.. eh...

14. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

not really locking into what ilia's gender is are you? xD i'm inclined to agree with gallito though ilia. you should trade your iPhone on craigslist or something. i see Android users on there sometimes that want to give the iPhone a try.

18. ilia1986 unregistered

King, Gallito. First of all - I'm male. Second of all - I'm from Israel. We don't have craigslist here. Now, I tried to sell my iPhone 4 at the same price as the Galaxy S2. Nobody called. Ever. In israel - smartphones don't cost 200 - 300$. In israel, a good smartphone costs at LEAST 2000 NIS - which is about 540$. Now, you may say that that's off contract. You wanna know how much a GS2 costs ON CONTRACT here? 5000 NIS. That's more than 1300$! That's on contract! Sure you can get discount - if you pay more than 300 NIS per month. That's more than 80$ - PER MONTH! And even then you still gotta pay for the smartphone itself another 40 NIS ~ another 10$. So that's a minimum of 90$ you gotta pay PER MONTH here. Over here you choose your smartphone VERY carefully - because chances are you're gonna be stuck with it for at least a year and a half. Unless you're filthy rich and can afford to pay for 2 - 3 phones simultaneously, since each phone on contract is divided into 36 payments. I got an iPhone 4. I don't regret buying it, because at the time it was a good decision. I would still love to get a SGS2 instead of it. And yeah - all those cool stuff like custom roms, launchers, lockscreens, widgets, animated wallpapers and such - that I see on YouTube - make me jealous - because even the most JBen iPhone will NEVER be as open as an UNROOTED Android phone is.

21. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

ok thank you for the explanation... see i like you when you leave your free world cr*p... it must be sad to have a phone you hate...I dont mean i t in a bad way... I got my iphone and for me is been a blessing.. hope everything goes well for you.. and hopelly one day you can get the SGSIII and be happy

2. nmerry77

Posts: 39; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

even if its a "crappy update", its still an update....and honestly Il take it!!! I have the Epic 4g, the old Samsung GS.....The one with the Keybord!!! And I would LOVE to just get a taste of ICS.....Since I cannot upgrade til July!!! I would truly LOVE ANY kind of Update to ICS....even if its not the "Whole Package!!" Thanks :)

22. thelegend6657 unregistered

I honestly prefer ICS without that horrible touchwiz 3.0 . But i think this will be the last update for the s1 devices so better bump it up to 4.0 and leave touchwiz behind

3. liveboy100

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Honestly, give us full ICS or GTFO Samsung. Anyways its CM9 for me I guess or MIUI 4.0 when its out :) thank god for the xda devs

5. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

whhaat are you kidding me? Crapsung really sucks man they really are..

7. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Guess Samsung Galaxy S users will jump to SE/HTC....

10. liveboy100

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Nope, ill jump to SGS3 because even tho S1 isnt getting ICS-they did update the phone from Eclair-Gingerbread + I dont care about stock firmwares. All I care about is CM9/MIUI 4 , and killer hardware :P + SE/HTC phones are super ugly (to me). But I do like Motorola phones *o* theyre sexy :D

13. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Stop there hot shot...Yes some HTC phones are ugly but SE phones >.> Come onnnnnn :P We know the Arc is the best looking phone out there ;) And tbh I don't like getting a phone from the same manufacturer every time I change my phone lol, I wanna try something new :P

16. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

SE phones are ugly and before they came into the Android game their feature phones were so ridiculous and hard to use that i was glad they didn't have anything to do with Verizon at the time.

20. liveboy100

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

I said they are ugly to ME, my opinion! I just dont like how they look from the front. I like Samsung/Motorolas desings more. Galaxy Nexus and Razr are hawt! And I HATE Sony/HTC UI, Sense is just ugly as hell and SE UI - well if you put some other wallpaper than the default then its uglier than sense TBH

12. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

That is hilarious! So touchwiz taking up already scarce memory space makes it impossible for these devices to run ICS, so instead of scrapping the skin to give the devices ICS, they're gonna pile more apps into the build of touchwiz they already have. Samsung is trolling the s**t out of everyone with a galaxy tab or galaxy s

15. mad5870

Posts: 60; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Hey Nick just read this over on XDA, SGS and galaxy tab will be getting ICS but its a "lite" verison. source:

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

soooooo...TW4? xD that wouldn't be bad but it is about time to upgrade people.

19. sid8911

Posts: 54; Member since: May 29, 2010

Here's a few ideas,how about they make Touchwiz look like ics with the launcher and everything or even better, they give us sgs11 and for vzw customers a galaxy nexus i think we can all agree on that!

23. Retro-touch unregistered

Why can't they give pure ICS with Touchwiz additions that makes more sense than Touchwiz (Gingerbread) with minor tweaks from ICs Looks like that's what they might be doing as mad5870 link states

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