Samsung Galaxy S i9000 and Galaxy Tab P1000 won’t get Android Ice Cream Sandwich because of hardware limitations
Owners of the original Samsung Galaxy S (i9000) and the original Samsung Galaxy Tab (P1000) who are wondering why their devices haven’t been included in the list of Galaxy products that will be updated to Android 4.0 ICS now have an answer.
According to Samsung (translation from Korean), the limited amount of RAM (512MB) and the UI customization (TouchWiz, Samsung Widgets) on the Galaxy S i9000 and Galaxy Tab P1000 don’t provide a “satisfactory environment” for Ice Cream Sandwich.
Of course, the Google Nexus S also has only 512MB of RAM, and it is getting ICS – but the Nexus S runs stock Android, without TouchWiz, and that’s why an update for it is feasible.
For the moment, Samsung has confirmed updates to Android 4.0 only for the following devices: Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy R (i9103), Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, and Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.
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