Samsung Galaxy S4 software update addresses storage issue

Samsung Galaxy S4 software update addresses storage issueThe Samsung Galaxy S4 storage issue was widely reported, with almost 7GB of the phone’s 16GB internal storage consumed by bloat. Heck, even BBC Watchdog’s Anne Robinson was up in arms.

The South Koreans promised to address the issue, and that’s exactly what they’re about to do by way of a meaty Samsung Galaxy S4 software update.

According to SamMobile, the features of the Samsung Galaxy S4 software update are many, but two particular features pertain to the storage issue.

Firstly, the volume of user accessible storage on the Samsung Galaxy S4 will rise from 9.15GB to 9.23GB. That’s 80MB extra to play with.

Better still, you’ll be able to move apps to the microSD card. The Samsung Galaxy S4, of course, has microSD support, allowing users to jam in cards up to 64GB in size.

Other features of the Samsung Galaxy S4 software update include new camera firmware, a fix for a purple smear effect while scrolling, a Smart Pause toggle, new icons in Settings, and a semi-transparent status bar.

Sources say the 365.67MB Samsung Galaxy S4 software update is rolling out in Germany initially, with support for the Qualcomm Snapdragon-based S4 in particular (as opposed to Exynos).

If you happen to see the update in the United Kingdoms, let us know below, though network approval may take some time.

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JanSt / MOD  Jun. 7, 2013 at 12:06

F*ck... there are United Kingdoms????

lcurdie / MOD  Jun. 7, 2013 at 12:22

F*ck... there are United Kingdoms????
You better believe it! I've written "United Kindgoms" millions of times ('cause I'm real funny), but you're the first person to notice/care. You win... my respect ;)

JanSt / MOD  Jun. 7, 2013 at 12:36

***blush***

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 7, 2013 at 12:45

F*ck... there are United Kingdoms????
You better believe it! I've written "United Kindgoms" millions of times ('cause I'm real funny), but you're the first person to notice/care. You win... my respect ;)

Funny, when ;)!?

universe1992  Jun. 7, 2013 at 13:41

What about the S3

matt101101 / MOD  Jun. 7, 2013 at 13:55

Hasn't been mentioned, so I assume it isn't getting the update, or at least not yet.

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