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Samsung Galaxy S4 software update brings new camera features, move to SD and more

Galaxy S4 software update

Samsung has released a small (but large in size) update for their flagship Galaxy S4 Smartphone. This 366 MB update brings new features to the camera, frees up some of the internal storage and brings a “Move to SD” option.

The Galaxy S4 has just received a new software update. Weighing in at 366 MB, the new update frees up some of the internal storage in the 16 GB model, giving users access to a slightly higher amount usable internal storage. Free space now stands at 9.23 GB, a slight increment over the 9.15 GB available before the update.

A quick look at the changes observed with this update:

-New Camera firmware
-Smearing issue has been fixed (Purple effect while scrolling)
-Smart Pause Toggle
-Move Apps to SD Card
-HDR Video (Can record HDR video)
Semi-transparent status bar
-New Icons in Settings
-Secure boot status (About Phone)
-Increase legibility (Display) (New feature)

Galaxy S4 HDR

Samsung has included a new option in the camera app, namely HDR video. Keep in mind that competition has already been offering this feature in their flagship phones so it was only a matter of time before the Galaxy S4 received an update enabling the feature.

The new update brings in two minor changes to the screen as well. The screen no longer has the smearing issue many users were complaining about while scrolling. Additionally, a new “Increase Legibility” feature was added as well.

The notifications drop-down panel has received a new toggle, Smart Pause. The update also brings many other minor changes such as a slightly tweaked calendar app and some new icons replacing old ones as well.

As of now, the update is rolling out in Germany for the Snapdragon (i9505) version only. To receive the update, plug your phone to your PC and update via Samsung Kies. Expect the more region limited Exynos version to receive it soon.

Source: SamMobile

Preetam Nath
A 3rd year engineering student, Preetam Nath has a keen interest in following the smartphone and tablet sphere. He plays games on his favorite old PC when he's not doing anything. In the mornings, you can often find him at the gym.

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