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Galaxy S4 Update On The Way – Apps-To-SD Functionality On Board

Posted In News, Reviews - By AndroidPress on Thursday, June 6th, 2013 With No Comments »


The Galaxy S4 has already sold 10 million devices (the fastest of any Android phone to date) and they’re well on their way to sell millions more.  But not all things were fine and dandy with the Galaxy S4 as there were some issues arising with the phone.  The most notable complaint with the new flagship device from Samsung was the lack of internal storage.  While it came with 16GB of internal storage (which is pretty standard for most phones) only 9-10GB of that storage was usable as several gigabytes went into bringing all those new features to the phone.

After the backlash from many users, Samsung responded in saying that they were working on a solution and that solution is now on the way.  A new software update has begun to roll out to i9505 devices (which is a variant of the Snapdragon 600 powered device) which brings many fixes and added functionality to the phone.  In regards to the main complaint, storage, Samsung has re-activated an old feature that was found in previous iterations of Android, Apps-to-SD.  It works exactly like it sounds: you can move your apps to your SD card to free up space on your internal storage.  Good on Samsung for creating a solution but they really should just release a 32GB version of the phone to replace the 16GB version.

Here’s a list of the other changes that they’ll be making:

Improvements and fixes in the new Software Update:
-New Camera firmware
-Smearing issue has been fixed (Purple effect while scrolling)
-Smart Pause Toggle
-Move Apps to SD Card
-HDR Video (Can record HDR video)
-Semi-transparent status bar
-New Icons in Settings
-Secure boot status (About Phone)
-Increase legibility (Display) (New feature)

There’s no word on when this update will roll out in Canada but it’ll likely take a few weeks as it has to go through that wonderful thing we all know as “carrier testing.”  Hopefully Samsung and the carriers will have some urgency in making the customers happy and get this out ASAP.  We’ll keep you all posted.


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