Various reports filtering out of Korea today are now reporting that in lieu of a full fledged update to Android 4.0 for the Galaxy S and Tab, Samsung is considering a “Value Pack” Update for both devices which would add many of the new features such as improved multitasking and widgets, but would forgo an actual update to the operating system.
Such attempts at “hybrid updates” are not new for Samsung, with its similar attempt for the same type of update for its own Bada OS handsets, but the manufacturer has a history of botching such updates with the most famous example being the T-Mobile Behold II.
As our founding editor alluded to, Samsung originally slated the Behold II for an update to Android 2.0 when the operating system was in its final development stages at the same time that the phone was being released on T-Mobile in 2009.
After months of anticipation and no real response regarding the issue, owners made threats to file a class-action lawsuit after being promised Android 2.0 by Samsung and only being given 1.6 with the Swype keyboard and Google Maps with Navigation. With this latest news, Samsung may be heading for a repeat of the same situation and more cold comfort will be given to those that were hoping for Android 4.0 on the Galaxy S and Tab.