It was discovered Samsung’s pre-loaded applications on its new Galaxy S4 were taking up nearly half of the storage space in its 16GB version, which have left many owners none too pleased as they really end up owning a device with 9.15GB of free storage from the get-go. Samsung is looking to relieve some of the storage issues users are having with the Galaxy S4 by issuing a software update for the device.

Samsung’s update will now increase the available storage to 9.23GB, which isn’t that big of an improvement, but the company is also giving users the ability to move apps onto the device’s microSD card. This means you’ll now be able to free up more of the Galaxy S4’s internal storage by offsetting some of your downloaded applications to your memory card.

In addition to the “improved” storage, Samsung has also update the Galaxy S4 camera’s firmware, which now supports HDR video recording, as well as offering a semi-transparent status bar, increased legibility, several bug fixes and more.

At this time, the update is only available to the Snapdragon version of the Galaxy S4, and only German customers can download the 357MB update. Hopefully Samsung will proceed to start rolling out this update to additional countries sooner rather than later.

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Samsung Galaxy S4
1920x1080 Super AMOLED
Price (approximative)
~$170 - Amazon
13 MP
Image Stabilization
130 g
2600 mAh
Removable Battery
Launched in
Exynos 5 Octa 5410 + MicroSD
Storage (GB)
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