It is official that the original Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab will not be getting some Ice Cream Sandwich loving. A few days ago, they have announced that the latest Android update will be coming to recent models including the Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note, Tab 7.0 Plus, Tab 8.9 & Tab 10.1.
So what’s the reason for leaving Galaxy S & the original 7″ Galaxy Tab out? Samsung explains that the combination of TouchWiz skin, video calling features, widgets and localisation as a hindrance for a possible update. Another reasoning is the lack of available memory capacity. To blame it on hardware is very unlikely as its similar spec’ed Nexus S has started receiving the Android software upgrade as we speak. Of course this isn’t the end of the road as the adventurous ones should be able to get their Ice Cream Sandwich update through custom ROMs.
Now this makes the Galaxy Nexus even more tempting to get when it is released in Malaysia next month. Being a “pure google” device, you can be confident that it will be next in line to get the latest OS updates.