Galaxy S4 storage.

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  1. daveathall macrumors 68000

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  2. PollyK, Jun 6, 2013
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    This is a very impressive update. Here are the rest of the updated featues:

    -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)

    Update size is 365MB, also frees up about 800MB.

    This phone just keeps getting better and better. I think the transparent status bar should be standard on all devices. it just looks so much cleaner. What could they be improving on the camera? It's already amazing.
     
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  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I think the transparent status bar will be more common going forward. Both the one & S4 has them. Glad they fixed it so you can add your own wallpaper and it remains clear though :)

    Does stock Android have clear status bar? I'm still toying with getting the Google edition down the road.
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I thought the inability to store apps on a micro SD card was a result of 4.2 rather than a Samsung issue. How are they getting around this?
     
  6. cynics macrumors G4

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    Open source. They can change it as they see fit.
     
  7. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    If that updates comes soon to the US I may be getting an S4 for good!
     
  8. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Say what you want about Samsung, but lately they seem to really be listening to consumers and taking action in a timely matter.

    The transparent status bar whether semi or not is something I'll be most looking forward to as I don't want to use a launcher and haven't rooted.
     
  9. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    Samsung is going at Apple hard, and doing a great job. I'd sure like to see Apple catch up. It seems like I've been waiting years for Apple to do something as simple as give it a spacious display.

    My S4 is simply stellar.

    Since I also really like Apple & have bought every iPhone to date, I would enjoy replacing my iPhone 5 if Apple equips the next iPhone with a 4.7 to 5.0" display.
     
  10. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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  11. skratch77 macrumors 65816

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    Google pushed devices to ditch hardware keys and use onscreen keys and people complained and hoped Samsung kept the same layout as the s2 and s3 and they did.we get a huge screen without losing real estate to onscreen keys.

    Thank you Samsung! Google also pushed cloud space and pushed everyone to ditch SD cards and made pure android lock out apps to SD and people with the gs3 wanted to keep the SD card and Samsung listened and people wanted pure android and we got the Google edition and now we also get apps to SD card witch is totally against what Google wants.

    That my friends is why Samsung is where it is in the android eco system.they give the best hardware and listen to what the people want

    Now if they give us a carbon fiber body on the gs5 to shut up all the haters that have nothing else bad to say about the gs4 and bring up its plastic body. Anyone want to guess what the gs5 is going to be made of? Samsung has listened to everyone so far and the last thing they could improve on is the material they use
     
  12. MACis122 macrumors regular

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    Hopefully this goes with the note 2 and galaxy s3 as well
     
  13. jamojamo macrumors 6502

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    People will complain about the material used no matter what. It could be Titanium and someone would cry about scratching.

    Unfortunate fact of life on the Internet.
     
  14. TheBigKing macrumors 65816

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    The bad thing only for qualcom why no love for i9500 i have the i9500 and this it's very frustrated
     
  15. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    Well done Samsung. let's see how long it takes to come to the US :(
     
  16. cynics macrumors G4

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    I think the on screen keys are better so its subjective.

    Well let me elaborate, I think on screen keys are better IF there is virtually no bezel at the bottom. Then you get more screen for size. I like them because they can rotate and move completely off screen for movies and video in thinks like mxplayer and YouTube. Then if rooted you can get that all the time.

    Now if the bezel at the bottom is still there then yes I feel its a waste of space on the screen.
     
  17. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    But...but....HTC has a metal body on their phones, therefore it's better :rolleyes:

    [/HTCfanboys]
     
  18. lazard macrumors 65816

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    a metal body with caulking in the middle.
     
  19. jamezr macrumors G4

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    This just keeps getting better...Samsung is taking more control of their products. They seem to be pushing more updates out as they are needed. This is great for anyone that has an Samsung phone. Now if they could do this for Android updates too....well somebody pinch me i'm dreaming....
     
  20. Jmill79 macrumors newbie

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    So any guesses as for how long till this actually rolls out in the US, specifically Verizon?
     
  21. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    So from the sounds we in the UK will get it before the US?
     
  22. RightMACatU macrumors 65816

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    Awesome update... BUT... it does not address the many devices that have issues with constant umounting/remounting of SD card.

    And what about the many devices that aren't able to keep their car Bluetooth conection alive?
     
  23. MACis122 macrumors regular

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    I believe this issue is with the cards them self not samsung
     
  24. skratch77 macrumors 65816

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    I've had my sandisk ultra 64gb in my gs3 and moved it to my gs4 and it has not once unmounted it self or gave me an issue.to be honest this is the first time I have even heard about it
     
  25. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    Yep mine works great
     

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