the popular Galaxy S smartphone that sold 10 million units last year and the 7-inch Galaxy Tab tablet won’t be upgraded to Android 4.0. The company’s argument is that they lack sufficient RAM and ROM to run the new OS alongside TouchWiz and other “experience-enhancing” software.
Samsung has just dealt a blow to the Android ecosystem. They have, in a sense, proclaimed that their bloat-ware (including an application I helped write) is more important than their customers.
When you cling to your own software at the cost of innovation, you do us all a disservice. This announcement, if it goes un-reversed, makes it almost impossible for me to justify buying a Samsung branded Android device…. and who’s idea was it to call it TouchWiz?