Last week, a bunch of lucky Galaxy S4 owners started receiving the latest software update than brings some nifty improvements to the handsets. This firmware update specially brings in the option to move the applications to the SD card to free up more room from the internal storage of 16GB.
Previously, there was lot of outrage over the phone’s limited internal storage as the 16GB variant of the phone offered only 8.82GB to the user. While Samsung had said that it was not really an issue as the phone came with a microSD card slot, it was not possible to install or move apps to the card. Samsung had later accepted that it was indeed a problem and that the company was working on a solution. It’s now being reported that the new update also increases the available internal storage space to 9.23GB.
The 343MB update is being released both over-the-air (OTA) and via Samsung Kies app. As all updates are released in phases, not everyone will get this update right-away. You can manually check for the update by going to Settings -> bout -> Software Update, but if your phone does not show an update, do not worry, you will get it in the next couple of days.
The update also brings the ability to record HDR video and fixes the scroll smearing. Also, a new semi-transparent status bar appears and the settings menu gets some new icons.
If you have already got the update, do let us know about the experience in comments and also mention any new features/changes that you might have noticed as a part of this update.
A recap of spec: Galaxy S4 houses a 5-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and is powered by the latest Exynos 5 Octa 5410 processor and flaunts 2GB of RAM, 16/32/64GB internal storage and Micro SD card slot supporting up to 64GB additional storage. It also packs a 13-megapixel rear shooter with innovative features and a 2.1-megapixel front camera. It also supports Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi and Infrared port.
The handset also brings on board a 2,600 mAh battery offering 17 hours talk time and 370 hours standby time.