October 31, 2014

Samsung finally hints at an update for Galaxy S4 storage problems

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galaxy_s4_cropped_top_720Recently, many buyers of Samsung’s new Galaxy S4 have been disappointed to learn that the 16GB model only offers around 8GB of user-accessible storage. To make matters worse, when Samsung was confronted with the issue, they replied stating it could easily be fixed with the help of the built-in microSD slot. This was not the most favorable response by a long shot.

Thankfully Samsung heard all of their users not-so-pleasant responses and has said they will look into ways to free up more storage in the new handset (only after the issue was recently featured on the consumer BBC TV show Watchdog of course.) Samsung had previously defended its position, saying the lack of space was necessary to provide owners with “more powerful features,” however with only 8GB of free space on the 16GB model, CNET reports that the company will review “the possibility to secure more memory space through further software optimization.”

No word yet on when or if an update will be rolled out. My best advice for now; be prudent of how many games and apps you install.