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Samsung Galaxy S4: software update released for storage issues

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Samsung Galaxy S4: software update released for storage issues

Samsung has taken action to address storage problems with the Galaxy S4, amid complaints that advertising claims for the phone were misleading.

Consumer concerns about the handset's capacity, which sparked a Watchdog probe, followed the discovery that around half of the entry-level model's 16GB of storage is taken up by proprietary apps.

Samsung Galaxy S4 front back and side official

The problem was exacerbated because an oversight meant that owners were unable to transfer apps to a microSD card to free up space on their shiny new smartphone. Until now, that is.

According to SamMobile, Samsung has issued a software update that finally clears the microSD card for use and incrementally ups the S4's available internal storage from 9.15GB to 9.23GB.

But that's not all. It also brings with it some smart new features, including new firmware for the on board snapper, as well as a toggle function for SmartPause and HDR video recording.

As it stands, the freshly baked software is solely available for Galaxy S4 owners in Germany, who can grab it from Samsung's Kies download solution. However, we've approached Samsung for a UK due date, so be sure to check back for more gen.

Source:

SamMobile

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