No Ice Cream Sandwich For Galaxy S
It was announced a short while back that the latest version of Android would not be heading to the Samsung Galaxy S. At this time we presumed that the rollout was delayed and that owners would soon be revelling in Ice Cream Sandwich heaven.
However, the word on the grape vine is that that the Galaxy S and 7” Galaxy Tab will both have to live without Android 4.0 permanently. Samsung is now stating that both devices will be unable to upgrade due to “hardware constraints”.
It seems that ICS just doesn’t seem to work when it is paired up with Samsung’s UI TouchWiz and the hardware. The Korean smartphone giants have said that the original Galaxy S has lots of GUI enhancements and extra software that the 1GHz processor just cannot handle due to RAM and ROM constraints.
This may well be true, but if your memory is as sharp as ours you will remember that the Taiwanese smartphone makers HTC said something similar about Android 2.3 and the Desire range of handsets. Once the owners kicked up a stink, the problem was somehow fixed. It will be interesting to see if Samsung stick to their guns or are swayed by the power of the people.