Galaxy S and Tab may receive a modified version of Android 2.3

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Although not official information, The Next web blog reports a rumor that Samsung should provide a third update for the Galaxy S that will bring some of the features of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) in an update to the current Android 2.3.

«It is suggested that features of the Ice Cream Sandwich such as multitasking, increased browsing speed, sets of new widgets and camera settings will be ported to the previous version of Android as a way to enable the update of the Galaxy S and Tab», said the blog.

Known as the “Value Pack”, this solution has already been offered by Samsung on its Bada platform and offers an update to the software without causing damage to the users’ experience. According to some developers, there is no way for Samsung to abandon the TouchWiz already built into the system.

With 18 months on the market (launched in June 2010), the Galaxy S is the only device of 2010, among all Android manufacturers, that may receive a third update. Originally manufactured with Eclair (2.1), it was upgraded to Froyo (2.2) and then Gingerbread (2.3).

A spokesman for Samsung, according to the SamMobile blog, said the company plans to clarify plans to update the Galaxy S and Tab in early 2012. Any news we will update again.