Really, it’s quite interesting; one side Indian parliament has witnessed the turnaround of opposition on LokPal Bill, almost at the same time Korean Electronics giant Samsung also took ‘U’ turn over, so called, ‘firm decision’ of not upgrading Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. Sources have confirmed that Samsung is exploring the possibilities to release ICS to Galaxy S and 7 inch Galaxy Tab Tablet.
Just few days back company had formally announced about its decision to avoid Galaxy S – most hyped and best-selling Android smartphone of 2010 – and Galaxy Tab from possible Android 4.0 (ICS) upgrade. However, the reaction from its owners across the globe has forced company to go back on planning chart.
This is not new for a company. Another electronic major Sony Ericsson also faced same situation when company denied Gingerbread (Android 2.3) upgrade for Xperia X10 which was later scrapped off under the similar pressure from device owners.
Samsung did pointed out TouchWiz technology – used in Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab – behind declined upgrade to ICS. However, market analysts feel that it was just a cheeky reason which company picked up only to boost the sales of post Galaxy S models like Galaxy S2 and Galaxy Note.
With the technical specification of Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab, there is no much challenge for the company. And, TouchWiz can’t be road block for upgrade as the same technology is being used in Galaxy S 2 which will get ICS upgrade.
We are keeping a close eye on further development and shall update once any former announcement comes from Samsung. Till then, keep fingers crossed all Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab owners !
Source: AJNews Korea