Samsung rolls out an update for the Galaxy S 4 that’ll let you add apps to the SD card

According to SamMobile, Samsung is rolling out an update for the Galaxy S4 that includes a handful of improvements and bug fixes to address issues in the first version of the handset’s firmware. Most notable in the changelog is the ability to add apps to the SD card. This is good news for users who own the 16Gb version of the Galaxy S4, which ships with only 9.15GB of user accessible storage space. This update alleviates this storage crunch by letting users move apps to the SD card. It also slightly increases available storage to 9.23GB.

Besides the app to SD card feature, this new firmware also includes the following:

  • New Camera firmware
  • Smearing issue has been fixed (Purple effect while scrolling)
  • Smart Pause Toggle
  • Move Apps to SD Card
  • HDR Video (Can record HDR video)
  • Semi-transparent status bar
  • New Icons in Settings
  • Secure boot status (About Phone)
  • Increase legibility (Display) (New feature)

The update is expected to hit Snapdragon-equipped Galaxy S4 handsets first and then Exynos-powered variants shortly after. It has already landed in Germany and should make its way to other countries soon. Galaxy S4 owners can update their handset using Samsung Kies software or wait for the update to arrive over the air.

[Via SamMobile]

  • Robert Jernigan

    Great for S4 owners but what about galaxy note 2? My opinion biggest downside to Note 2.

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