The so-called Value Pack
upgrade that was leaked for original Samsung Galaxy S devices after the company announced they would not be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich
(it was later given a passing mention in the Galaxy S II ICS upgrade notes
) has been officially released, at least in Korea. The official Samsung Tomorrow
page has a link to Gingerbread and Froyo upgrades for the Galaxy S, as well as the Galaxy K and Galaxy U
phones. Just like the leaked version, it adds some Ice Cream Sandwich
features to these non-Android 4.0 phones, including Face Unlock
, the ability to take pictures while shooting video and launcher improvements, without the fully reworked underpinnings of the new OS. Owners of compatible devices can hit the source link for all the details and the files, as long as they have Kies 2.0 at the ready and a bit of open storage space (backing up existing data is also, naturally, encouraged). Of course whether this will officially come to any of our US-carrier optimized Galaxy S models is still unknown.