In journalese, this is known as a reverse ferret. Just before Christmas we brought you news Samsung was Pocketnow reports.next year, with the and being notable omissions. Now comes word it'll do everything it can to bolt ICS onto the S,
We contacted Samsung for comment at the time as to why it was leaving out the Galaxy S, and it never got back to us. According to Pocketnow, the reason the S wouldn't getwas because of its Touchwiz UI -- Samsung's own software it put on the device.
Now it seems customer uproar has caused the Korean firm to reconsider. It's investigating ways of making Ice Cream Sandwich work on the S -- which just goes to show, complaining really can make a difference. This news comes via Korean site AJNews -- we won't include the link, as we were warned the site contains malware.
A host of Samsung's devices, including all sizes of Galaxy Tab, the and the huge Galaxy Note will get ICS early next year. Sony Ericsson is also , but LG is taking a more relaxed attitude, to put it kindly. It won't start , with some having to wait until September -- that's almost a year after the software launched. Which we think is a bit unreasonable, as do some of LG's customers. Here's hoping LG listens to its fans like Samsung did.
When are you due an upgrade to ICS? And can it come soon enough? Maybe you've already upgraded -- if so, how's it going? Let us know on our Facebook page, or in the comments below.
Update: Samsung may offer an 'Android value pack' for the Galaxy S, which will bring enhancements but not the full Ice Cream Sandwich treatment, Korean website Duam reports. Apparently the update will bring improved web surfing, better multi-tasking, new widgets, tweaks to the camera, and more. We've contacted Samsung for clarification, we'll let you know as soon as we hear back.