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Samsung Issues User Guide For Galaxy S Value Pack

The O.G. Samsung Galaxy S (Captivate, Vibrant, Epic 4G, Fascinate) will not be getting Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. Instead, Samsung is issuing a “value pack” upgrade which has many of the features Ice Cream Sandwich users around the world are raving about.

Some of the photo based features like the ability to snap a picture while in video as well as Face unlock are found in the Samsung Value Pack.

The Face Unlock is actually a little more secure in the Value Pack. As our friends at Phonearena point out, you must blink before it recognizes you for Faceunlock, insuring that the unlocking mechnaism is looking at an actual person and not at a picture.

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Samsung Nixes Plan For Android 4.0 Featured Value Pack

Right before Christmas,¬† Elijah wrote a story that ruffled some feathers of legacy Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab (the 7″ froyo/gingerbread variety) users. It was originally reported at that time that Samsung would not upgrade those devices to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

After those reports circulated the interwebs faster than release dates for the Galaxy Nexus, Samsung had said that they will look into releasing a “Value Pack” update bringing some of the more relevant features in Ice Cream Sandwich to the Samsung Galaxy S and original Galaxy Tab.

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