Galaxy S4 update reportedly addresses 16GB memory anger

Samsung is reportedly rolling out a software update to the Galaxy S4, in an effort to patch early issues that have cropped up since the phone's April launch.

SamMobile published the list of improvements, enhancements, and fixes, the most notable of which should ease some discontent for those with the 16GB version of the smartphone.

The 16GB version of Samsung's flagship device allows for only 9.15GB of actual accessible memory, so the new firmware update provides the ability to push app installs onto the SD card, and boosts available storage to 9.23GB.

Other enhancements include new camera software, a smart pause toggle, HDR video recording, a semi-transparent status bar, new Settings icons, a secure boot status, increased display legibility, and a fix to the purple smearing effect while scrolling.

So far, the 365.67MB update has reached only German customers, SamMobile said, with other countries to follow soon; it is currently available only for the Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S4.

Samsung did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The Galaxy S4 has really taken off since its release this spring, selling more than 10 million units globally in less than one month, and taking the crown as Samsung's fastest-selling smartphone to date.

Launched on April 27 in 60 countries, the Galaxy S4 sports a 5in, 1,920 x 1,080 full HD Super AMOLED touch-screen display, with 441 pixels per inch. It runs an enhanced version of Google's Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean.

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