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NewsPoster Jun 6, 2013 10:28 AM
Samsung starts roll-out of Galaxy S4 firmware, adds more storage
Samsung has started to roll out a software update for the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/287114==http://www.electronista.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-s-4.html" rel='nofollow'>Galaxy S4</a> which will help save space on the smartphone. Following complaints <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/287115==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/05/02/samsung.not.forthcoming.with.user.available.space. on.16gb.model/" rel='nofollow'>from users</a>, the update will free up the amount of available storage from 9.15GB to 9.23GB on the 16GB model, and will also add a function to allow for apps to be moved to the microSD card, instead of being stored on the built-in memory. <br />
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Buyers of the Galaxy S4 found that the 16GB model immediately lost approximately 45-percent of its storage space to Samsung's flavor of Android, along with various additional apps. While others, such as HTC and Microsoft, have been noted as supplying their devices with a fairly bloated base installation, Samsung was forced to work on the issue after <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/287116==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/05/16/televised.investigation.forces.samsung.to.work.on. space.issue/" rel='nofollow'>complaints</a> were aired on a BBC consumer affairs show. <br />
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The new firmware also includes a number of other updates for the device, according <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/287117==http://www.sammobile.com/2013/06/06/new-software-update-rolling-out-for-the-samsung-galaxy-s4-brings-enhancements-and-stability-fixes/" rel='nofollow'>to</a> <em>Sammobile</em>. A new camera firmware, HDR video recording a Smart Pause toggle, and new icons all make an appearance in the download, along with a fix to a purple "smearing" when scrolling, and improved legibility. <br />
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At present, the firmware will work on the Snapdragon-powered version, model GT-I9505, but another variant for the <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/287118==http://www.electronista.com/articles/13/05/19/how.do.the.us.and.international.versions.of.the.ga laxy.s4.stack.up/" rel='nofollow'>Exynos-based</a> S4, model GT-I9500, is also on the way.
 
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