There’s still a fair bit of confusion concerning which devices will get Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) and when, but Samsung deserves a special mention for making an absolute meal of things with the Galaxy S.
First Samsung said that Ice Cream Sandwich wasn’t a possibility for the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab, citing TouchWiz and memory restrictions, then it said it was having second thoughts before announcing a “Value Pack”. Phew.
The Value Pack is an Ice Cream Sandwich-flavoured compromise, delivering some of the features – such as improved browsing and multi-tasking – but not the whole experience.
Business Insider reached out to Samsung for further details, but after a wait of several days the South Korean manufacturer would only confirm: “A full update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the GALAXY Tab (7-inch) and GALAXY S is not practicable due to hardware limitations.”
The response was so vague that Business Insider wonders if we’ll even see the Value Pack. We’re sure Samsung would be quite happy if the whole thing blew over.
The Samsung Galaxy S’ brother – the Google Nexus S – is eligible for Ice Cream Sandwich, the difference being that the former is deeply engrained with TouchWiz and Samsung widgets and junk.