Samsung releases Galaxy S “Value Pack” in Korea


After the long debacle that was Samsung's decision not to update the original Galaxy S line to Ice Cream Sandwich, the company did attempt to soften the blow by promising a "value pack" update for the devices, which would still be Android 2.3, but have many Android 4.0 features built in. Little was heard after that, but today Samsung has finally released the fabled value pack, at least in Korea.

Features of the update include better performance, face unlock, the ability to automatically adjust font sizes if need, and various other small improvements either ported from ICS or built by Samsung themselves. Doubtless, this update will be beneficial to Galaxy S owners, as it does bring a number of new features and performance improvements. Still, it's certainly no Android 4.0, and for those users who wanted the update, this is sure to be a disappointment. 

For now, the value pack has only been released in Korea, and there's no word on when or if it will actually be coming to the states. So, while I'm sure some users will appreciate it if it does end up in the US, it would really be better if Samsung would just rise to the challenge and update what was, little more than a year ago, their flagship line of smartphones to the latest version of Android.

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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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