Samsung to Release Value Pack for Galaxy S Instead of ICS Update

Samsung is planning to release a value pack for Samsung Galaxy S instead of giving it the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update.

The company caused an uproar when it had announced the Samsung Galaxy S, which was bought by millions of people worldwide, would not be getting Ice Cream Sandwich due to hardware restrictions.

Following massive consumer backlash, Samsung had announced that it would again look into the issues that were stopping it from bringing the OS to the smartphone, giving a ray of hope to users.

Now, however, SammyHub cited a Korean report which claims the company might release a value pack for the smartphone, which will try to bring the device as close to ICS as possible.

The value pack will include updates which tweak the user interface and performance of the device in terms of a faster web browser, more widgets and stability and speed enhancements. Releasing a value pack is not new for the company as it had released one for a pair of Bada based Wave phones.

Consumers, meanwhile, will feel cheated by Samsung as devices older than the Galaxy S are getting the ICS update.