Samsung Galaxy S and 7-Inch Galaxy Tab Declined ICS

December 26, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Here’s some disappointing news for you, if you are the owner of a Samsung Galaxy S or a 7-inch Galaxy Tab. Your device is not eligible to house the latest version of Android.

Samsung disclosed this intel through a Korean promotional site run by the company. According to the blog post, the two Samsung devices would not receive the update to Ice Cream Sandwich.

This is because, according to the company, the two devices are already packed with additional software features like TouchWiz, widgets, video calling and carrier software pack-ins. So they don’t have the required RAM and ROM to run the new operating system.

Samsung says that with the current built-in features, the devices will use up all the hardware resources, so the users will be left with minimal Android experience. All this is rubbing aside the fact that the Galaxy S drives similar to the recently launched Galaxy Nexus.

The Nexus is in stores with Android 4.0 and has caught many a customers’ attention. The Ice Cream Sandwich was announced in October and many were looking forward to its new features.

The most sought after character was that both tablets and smartphones come together under a single OS and also the inclusion of software-based buttons instead of the ones that have been physical.

But Samsung is not alone in side-lining its two devices. A couple of months back HTC was also forced to do away with some functions of its Sense so as to make the Desire upgrade fit.

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