No Android 4.0 ICS Upgrade for Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab Becuase Of TouchWiz
Samsung announced one of its bad news (NO) on its Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade cycle for their most popular Galaxy S devices which were to get the upgrade.
Actually, why Samsung distributed this worst word of the Galaxy S and the original Galaxy Tab are not getting Android 4.0 ICS upgrade. While the Galaxy S smartphone that sold 10 million units last year along with the 7-inch Galaxy Tab tablet won’t be getting Ice Cream Sandwich updated anymore.
Bad news for all Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab owners as the Korean handset maker has just released a short note explaining why it cannot deliver the Android OS – Ice Cream Sandwich to both those devices.
Few days ago, Samsung officially confirmed that to roll out 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note handsets in March 2012. Of course, the company also stated that not only these two, but several other Galaxy family devices would get upgrade as well after Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note. No details on release date was been announced or revealed yet.
The following devices were confirmed by Samsung for Ice Cream Sandwich update next year: Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy R, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.
Samsung said it cannot update the Galaxy S and original Galaxy Tab device to the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Surprisingly, the company blames its own TouchWiz UI and widgets, but also video calls as well as other features.
This only the major reason that Google was able to push Android 4.0 to Samsung Nexus S, even though having same specifications as Galaxy S. The lack of TouchWiz UI saved Nexus S owners from being treated the same way.While the Nexus S only has to run the basic Android OS, whereas the Galaxy S has to deliver TouchWiz, carrier services, video calling software, and, in some markets, mobile TV. Samsung won’t be able to put Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy S. via