Only a few days after Samsung announced that the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab would not be updated to Android 4.0, the company has caved in to consumer outcry and is now taking a second look at the update to see if they can find a way to squeeze in TouchWiz, carrier bloatware, video calling and Android 4.0 on the limited ROM space they have to work with on both devices.
The new report doesn’t reveal any specifics, but we’re assuming that Samsung may follow in HTC’s footsteps and deliver the Android 4.0 update with a much lighter version of TouchWiz. Then again, there’s always the slight chance (and by that we mean very, very slight chance) that Samsung may actually deliver a stock Android 4.0 update for the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab.
The Android community has proven yet again that a vocal group is all that’s really needed in order to influence the choices made by major manufacturers. If Samsung does find a way to get Android 4.0 up and running on the Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab, credit should go to all of you and the thousands of other Android users who took to the web to protest Samsung’s decision.