Samsung Releases Galaxy S Update In Its Home Country, Claims It’s An Alternate To Android 4.0

Posted on Mar 29 2012 - 8:32am by Editorial Staff

The South-Korean giant Samsung is releasing a Value Pack for the first-generation Galaxy S in its home country that will work as serving the company’s substitute for an Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) upgrade. Those still using Android 2.1 will need to upgrade to 2.2 first and then 2.3 to use the Value Pack. Users who install the pack will receive:

  • Face Unlock (described as being low security)
  • The ability to take photo snapshots while recording video
  • A new photo editor
  • Font size adjustment in some apps
  • Improvements to folders and the launcher
  • A Smart Receipt installation icon

The release allows Galaxy S devices to upgrade from Eclair (Android 2.1) to Froyo (Android 2.2), and Froyo users can step up to Gingerbread (Android 2.3). Galaxy K and Galaxy U phones are also supported with the Android flavor upgrades. The update will only cater Korean market as of now.

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