The stock version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 will be released on June 26 and will come with Android 4.2. The best part is that this will have none of the bloatware, which is currently a concern with the current version on sale.
Not a lot is known about the Galaxy S4 Stock Android model, but Engadget has had some hands-on time with the new model, which comes with 16GB of storage. The mobile OS version will be Android 4.2.2, just like you get on the latest Nexus handset. What users will like about this model is the lack of all that extra software Samsung loves to put on to not only slow the device, but take up valuable space.
From what Engadget can tell this version is also much faster without TouchWiz, which comes as no surprise. However, some users may not like the plain look, as the Galaxy S4 Stock Android model will seem a little bland to some of you, although this is a small price to pay for the advantages.
Samsung Galaxy S4 update to rectify storage issue – We recently reported that the Samsung Galaxy S4 has been suffering from the same storage issues as the Microsoft Surface Pro, and while the latter hasn’t done much to try and resolve the issue (apart from saying buy alternative storage) the former may consider dealing with the issue in a more traditional way, although they recently suggested the same as Microsoft.
For those of you who live in the UK, you may be familiar with the BBC show Watchdog, where they try to get to the bottom of viewer’s complaints. The latest episode saw consumers complain about the amount of space being taken up with pre-installed software on the Galaxy S4.
Take the Galaxy S4 16GB model; well there is only 8GB available for you to store your apps, music, photos and videos. Okay, so we know you can purchase a microSD card, but you shouldn’t have to. As a result of these and other complaints, we could see a Samsung Galaxy S4 update to help rectify the storage issue.
One of the main reasons why the S4 is storage hungry is because of TouchWiz, as some of its features loves to take up a huge amount of space. It’s not sure how Samsung will be able to resolve the issue on those who currently have the handset, but new models could come with less bloatware.
It makes you wonder where the 8GB goes, because it’s hard to believe that this is going on the OS and bloatware? To give you an idea of how much free space you get on a stock Android device, currently 2.7GB of storage space is being used on the Nexus 4 16GB model. We’ll be interested to know how much free space there will be in the Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Edition.
Thanks to CNET UK.