Samsung launches firmware update for Galaxy S4
The update provides users with the ability to put applications onto the
SD card, freeing up the precious little space on the 16GB option.
Samsung has launched a firmware update for the wildly popular Galaxy S4 that should quell some unrest for those who own the 16GB version.
Once the firmware is installed, users will have the ability to
offload their app installs to the SD card. That’s especially important
for 16GB device owners who were somewhat disappointed to find that they
had just 9.15GB of usable space on the device’s storage. Moving apps to
the SD card can save some of the needed space. Samsung has also found a
way to squeeze another .08GB of space on the device’s drive, according to SamMobile
, which was first to report on the news.
In addition to handling the storage issue, the
software update includes a host of fixes and improvements, including
the ability to record HDR video and a fix for the purple effect users
were seeing when scrolling through pages.
According to SamMobile, the update is available only in Germany now,
but the site cited sources who said it’ll be rolled out elsewhere at
some point in the future.