Earlier this month Samsung revealed when owners of its Galaxy devices could expect to receiving the latest version of the Android mobile operating system. At the time it looked as if the original Galaxy smartphone and tablet PC were going to miss out. Samsung then said this was down to a variety of reasons including the company’s TouchWiz overlay. Today we have news that the Galaxy S may still join the ICS party after all.
When it was originally suggested that the Galaxy S was to miss out on Ice Cream Sandwich many were surprised as the device was pretty similar to the Nexus S, which was set to receive the update. Now Phandroid is reporting there may be some good news for Galaxy owners after all.
Samsung must have heard the many owners of the hardware taking to the internet and complaining their still quite powerful device was set to miss out. The company has now said it will continue to look at various ways to get ICS onto the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab.
Many owners probably wouldn’t mind if Samsung eliminated the TouchWiz overlay, but it is highly unlikely if possible that Samsung would do that. They may have to look at different solutions to get it to work seamlessly on the devices, which were once Samsung’s flagship products during 2010.
This situation mirrors what was seen earlier in the year when owners of the HTC Desire discovered there device was set to miss out on Android Gingerbread. HTC then responded by saying they would offer a scaled down version of the operating system for the device.
Do you hope to get ICS on your Galaxy S even though it may be scaled back a bit?