This whole thing with the Samsung Galaxy S and Tab getting the Ice Cream Sandwich update has been a roller coaster to say the least. Remember, Samsung last Friday announced the two devices wouldn’t get the ICS bump, to then only backtrack on it yesterday thanks to scrutiny from the Android community. Now the latest rumor suggest that the Korean manufacturer is cooking up a Value Pack update for the smartphone, which should bring enhancements to make the Android 2.3 platform similar to what you’d get with Ice Cream Sandwich (new widgets, camera improvements, improved web browsing and etc), according to a new report from Korea.
Samsung is caught in quandary: on one hand the company wants to show good face with the Android community, and on the other hand, Samsung has to bake up a hybrid Gingerbread-ICS user interface that needs to be perfectly tailored for the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab because of their limited memory capacity.
Hey, I know some of you cynics out there will be pissed no matter what, but you’d have to give Sammy a little credit for addressing this issue head-on in such a speedy manner. The fact is, Samsung kept its word when it said that it’ll “investigate ways to try and make it work.”