Samsung Galaxy S4 install apps to SD card with major update

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During the middle of May, we told you encouraging news that Samsung were planning to alleviate some of the stress that consumers are currently facing with regards to storage problems with the Samsung Galaxy S4 16GB. This week, we’re pleased to say that Samsung has kept to their word and are already in the progress of rolling out a significant software update to the Galaxy S4 which will improve some of the memory issues.

More importantly, the new update for the Samsung Galaxy S4 will finally allow you to install apps to the MicroSD card – a feature that wasn’t available at launch and should now help to free up that precious internal memory. On top of that, SamMobile has revealed that the total usable memory will increase on the 16GB version, expanding from 9.15GB to 9.23GB after installation.

There are also non-memory features coming with the new update, including the ability to shoot HDR video, a new camera firmware and a fix to the purple smearing issue which some of you may have been experiencing lately. Here’s the important information to note though – the update is only available for the Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S4 (GT-I9505) model at the moment.

Other versions of the device should follow soon, while we understand that Samsung has only started to roll out the update for consumers in Germany for the time being. It is a 365.67MB update and there is no harm in heading to your device settings to check for a manual update, or to see if the update has appeared on KIES.

You can head to SamMobile for full details of the update. We mention above that the update is only available in Germany, but it looks like some users in the UK are starting to see the update as well. Let us know if you have had a notification to update, stating your location if possible.

Is this the Galaxy S4 update that you have been waiting for?

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  • Bonedatt

    It’s always encouraging to see manufacturers listen to consumer feedbacks. This should be great news for S4 owners especially if it helps them free up precious memory.