Galaxy S And Tab Won’t Get ICS Because Of TouchWiz, Samsung Explains

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So, you’ve been wondering why the original Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab aren’t getting Ice Cream Sandwich, like Samsung’s newer models? Why, of course: because they’re too slow. No, not for Android 4.0; the almost identically-specced Nexus S is getting its OTA as we speak.

Of course: for TouchWiz, carrier services, video calling, and, in some countries, mobile TV. Not that anyone actually cares for TouchWiz or carrier services. And, we’re not sure how an OS update is going to slow down video calling or mobile TV. I mean, either you have a front-facing camera, or you don’t. Same with TV antennas.

Anyway, hit up Samsung Tomorrow (uh, that must be Yesterday!) for the original statement in Korean, then check out one Verge user’s excellent translation. Finally, show your outrage for this decision by posting in our forum thread.

All hope is not lost: as many of you may remember, HTC also originally said they wouldn’t bring Gingerbread to the Desire, but later backtracked. Let’s hope Samsung does the same.


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