Samsung May Issue Galaxy S 4 Update to Free Up Storage Space

(Image Source: Android Central)

(Image Source: Android Central)

Samsung’s Galaxy S 4 was well-received by reviewers and consumers alike, although a common issue is with the included internal storage space. Users found that Samsung’s TouchWiz customizations took up roughly half of the built-in storage. For example, the Galaxy S 4 16 GB version has roughly 8 GB free for users to install applications, store music and videos, and save photos. That’s not a whole lot, particularly considering the large size of the high-quality images and video that can be displayed on the device’s 1080p display.

There’s a chance that might be about to change, thanks to the magic of software updates:

A Samsung spokesperson now tells The Inquirer that the company is “reviewing the possibility to secure more memory space through further software optimisation” and “is committed to listening to our customers and responding to their needs as part of our innovation process.”

It’s unclear just how much space may be recovered by simple “software optimizations,” though any space is welcome. Of course, if you’re feeling adventurous, there’s always the ultimate software optimization – though that one may take some time to stabilize on the S 4.


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