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Samsung Reexamining ICS on GalaxyTab and Galaxy S

Samsung GalaxyTab - Ice Cream Sandwich

Apparently the fact that the original GalaxyTab and the Galaxy S were two of the biggest devices of 2010 might be causing Samsung to take another look at getting Ice Cream Sandwich on to them.

We reported the other day that Samsung had announced via its Samsung Tomorrow blog (in Korean) that the original GalaxyTab and Galaxy S phone would not be receiving an update to Ice Cream Sandwich, also known as Android 4.0.  Apparently the issue with this update stemmed from the fact that while the devices had enough hardware requirements on paper, when you  added in customized software such as the TouchWiz interface, there simply wasn’t enough room in the RAM and ROM.

Well, it seems after word spread around the Internet, and enough people complained, Samsung is now investigating how they might be able to make this work.  We’re not quite sure what may have changed since last week, or perhaps the company didn’t even try before they made the announcement, but there is at least a sliver of hope now that the update may potentially come to those not-so-old devices.  There is no word as of yet when Samsung will make a final decision on these devices, but we’ll be sure to update you as soon as we hear anything.

What do you think the chances are of Samsung getting this update to work on the GalaxyTab and Galaxy S?

[via The Verge; Sources: ajnews.co.kr; MSN Korea]


Sean P. Aune

Sean P. Aune has been a professional technology blogger since July 2007, but his love of tech dates back to at least 1976 when his parents bought...

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