No Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S

Samsung has announced that Galaxy S would not receive the latest firmware for Google’s Android, Ice Cream Sandwich firmware.

That would give the 10 million people who bought the Galaxy S stuck on Android’s 2.3 Gingerbread or 2.2 Froyo.

Samsung admitted that Galaxy S is not suitable for Ice cream sandwich and its TouchWiz (an extra layer in which Samsung allows the device to perform more accurate in terms of graphic speed and performance to its Android phones.) skin for Android.

It may show that Samsung had started to make Google look stupid on claiming unified updates like iOS and Windows Phone software.

Over many developers on Google’s Android OS, it loses the essence of a new phone since the older ones has more updated firmware than the new one.

However, Samsung allows Galaxy S II and Nexus S (which is just similar to Galaxy S specs.) to be installed with Google’s Android, Ice Cream Sandwich Firmware. For Motorola, only their latest Droid Razor can use Ice cream sandwich firmware and the Rezound for HTC sooner.

It would show that it’s better to buy Galaxy Nexus to experience Google’s Android future updates than waiting for months or even years for you to update your Galaxy S firmware.

Even Samsung, HTC and Motorola would restrict their devices in using some Google Android’s firmware’s, nothing can stop Android developers in creating updates suitable to Galaxy S, Droid Razor and even Rezound since Google’s Android OS is an open source.

Microsoft has its own updater for licensed Windows Phone 7 in which they allow the user to update to the latest firmware that is suitable and proven to his or her device regarding to its hardware.

But since Google is an open source, Google still stick to their principle of being opened-source which will slowly getting the users shafted. Unknown developers and even Google doesn’t guarantee the latest updates to be effective on the devices.

However, Apple and Microsoft had grown themselves in giving the best software that are proven by themselves and is suitable to the devices which makes Google slowly tearing down as these two giants started to step on Google’s head.

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