Samsung Galaxy S4 software update enables moving apps to SD card, HDR video
posted by Nick T. / Jun 06, 2013, 8:14 AM
Awesome is about to get awesomer! There's a new software update about to land on the Samsung Galaxy S4 bringing both minor and major improvements. Among them is the much-requested option to move apps to a microSD card so that users can have more storage space available on the smartphone's internal memory. The purplish smearing issues, which we reported about not long ago, have been addressed as well in the new software, and the overall legibility of the screen has been increased.
It is being reported that this latest Samsung Galaxy S4 software update is available in Germany only, where the Snapdragon 600 variant of the smartphone is on sale, but additional countries are expected to follow suit in the near future. The Exynos model of the Galaxy S4 is to be updated as well. Here's the change log detailing what's new:
- New Camera firmware with HDR video
- Smearing issue has been fixed (Purple effect while scrolling)
- Smart Pause Toggle
- Move Apps to SD Card
- Semi-transparent status bar
- New Icons in Settings
- Secure boot status in “About Phone”
- Increased display legibility
- Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)
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That's the power of Samsung ;) But still haters gonna hate...
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 8:19 AM 39
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I just hope one day, haters will be more like critics. Cmon if you hate samsung for being samsung then don't pull down the company to shame, just share your thoughts or points on a right manner. Coz there are words better left unsaid. Of course, Apple, HTC and other manufacturers also deserves this kind of respect. PEACE!
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 8:56 AM 8
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"Awesome is about to get awesomer!" Jeez PA, biased much? Nothing against the GS4, but it ain't the only awesome phone out there.
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 8:19 AM 11
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They never said that though...
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 8:21 AM 22
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People used to call this iPhoneArena, but if you look at all the praise they heap on the GS4, complete with in-depth reviews of CASES, you'd think Samsung was the only manufacturer worth mentioning. Although of late Nokia cameras are a close second.
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 8:23 AM 2
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Well does the community think it is awesome? Yes, 9,5/10 rating just here. And it is now awesomer no? Yes, cause the HDR video option was strangely missing and the purple effect was unexpected. Additionally apps on SD is a great relief. Awesome just got awesomer.
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 8:42 AM 15
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I hope they add the option to "open new windows in background" in the stock browser, remove shutter lag when on 13MP. Also, the option to "not show again" the notification when turning the volume up while on headset. One more thing, allow lockscreen widgets when passcode is enabled.
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 8:42 AM 1
You ask too much but hey.. Maybe they listening to you
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 8:51 AM 3
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Sory for asking, but what's so awesome with moving installed apps to sd card? My last phone Gingerbread had it, ICS has it too (I believe Ace 2 Gingerbread has it too). Don't tell me S4's Android got it just now?!
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 9:02 AM 4
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Actually after jellybean update google has stopped moving installed app to SD card so in other devices if u have updated it to jellybean u can't move it to SD card or u have to root. So this is great news from Samsung :D
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 9:17 AM 5
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yep sadly google removed that feature in jb once they stopped supporting removable sd card..surprised Samsung decided to implement it themselves only now and not when the s3 came.. looks like oems will make changes if enough people make a noise.
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 11:44 AM 3
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What is important here to remark is that Samsung is paying attention to their phones issues and is doing a lot to improve the experience of using their phones in order to keep their customers happy. This is great news for the users! :)
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 9:35 AM 13
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When will 4.2.2 arrive for muy SGS3. Please Samsung pleaseeeeee.
posted on Jun 06, 2013, 9:39 AM 1
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