Samsung has gone ahead and released its Value Pack update for the Galaxy S in South Korea. As you probably recall, Samsung couldn’t make its mind up on whether or not the original Galaxy S would receive the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update; in the end, it decided that some ICS features would be made available for the device, but not all.
So here we are today, and that half-baked version of ICS for the Galaxy S is now available for users in South Korea. The Samsung Value Pack update for the Galaxy S contains the following features:
- Face unlock
- a photo editor
- the ability to take snapshots while recording videos
- the ability to change fonts in certain apps
- improvements to the launcher and folders
- a smart receipt setup icon
Although Android 4.0 on Samsung devices will still be running Samsung’s TouchWiz UI, it would have been nice if they gave the Galaxy S the complete upgrade. After all, the Galaxy S and Nexus S have similar hardware, so why can’t the Galaxy S get 4.0 while the Nexus S is in the process of receiving it now?
There’s no word on when this update will be made available in the US or other parts of the world. If you’re in the US, expect it to take a while, since carriers like to slow things down and stuff.
via The Verge