I just picked up the 16GB Galaxy S4 a few days ago and was shocked at it only having 9,15GB of storage available and lacking the ability to move apps to the SDCard. It actually had me thinking I was going to return the device.
Today comes good news that Samsung is addressing a list of issues that have cropped up in the S4. With this new update, you will have the ability to move apps from device storage onto the SDCard freeing up valuable space and adding flexibility. The update has dropped in Germany and should be hitting other S4 devices soon.
- 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)
We will let you know when the update hits the U.S.
If you’re a Galaxy S III user on Sprint N, you’ll be happy to know that the company has started pushing out updates for Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean). Sprint is the first U.S. carrier to offer the upgrade to Galaxy S III users. Notoriously GSM (AT&T / T-Mobile) customers get them first.
An OTA (Over The Air) updates have began rolling out to users today. When your Galaxy receives the update it will automatically download, once it’s finished you will be prompted to install the update. It will take a few minutes to install and you won’t be able to use your Galaxy S III until the installation is complete.
If you haven’t received your update yet, hold tight Sprint hasn’t forgotten about you. These updates go out in waves to not overload the servers.
It’s official; the AT&T, Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket Ice Cream Sandwich update is now available. XDA started reporting on the update yesterday morning, letting users know it is available over Kies. This official update will bring the Skyrocket to Android version 4.0.4.
When downloading ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) users need to use Kies software on their computer with their Skyrocket connected.
If you don’t have Kies installed yet you can get support and downloads for Windows and Mac via this Samsung link.
You can also view an overview of the Kies software below:
Apple has released an update for iOS 5.1.1. If you are jailbroken you will want to avoid this update. This is a fairly minor update to address some bug and does not include any new functionality.
- Improves reliability of using HDR option for photos taken using the Lock Screen shortcut.
- Addresses bugs that could prevent the new iPad from switching between 2G and 3G networks.
- Fixes bugs that affected AirPlay video playback in some circumstances.
- Improved reliability for syncing Safari bookmarks and Reading List.
- Fixes an issue where Unable to purchase alert could be displayed after successful purchase.
For all you Droid R2-D2 users out there, Verizon has started pushing out a software update version 4.5.622.A957 that includes some bug fixes and changes. Below is a list of changes in the update.
- Enhanced security with DigiNotar security patch
- Increased browser cross-application scripting for enhanced multitasking stability
- Camera settings will be saved, even after the device is powered off
- Increased device stability when keypad is opened and closed repeatedly
- Improved 3G data connectivity while using the Mobile Hotspot
- App shortcuts remain on the home screen after moving them from internal to external memory
- VZ Navigator is now updated to version 22.214.171.1242, while V CAST Apps is now updated to version 126.96.36.199
- Successfully add application shortcuts or widgets to the home panel without error
- Fixed issue where duplicate text and multimedia messages were being received
- Improved ability to access and receive Gmail messages were being received
- Improved syncing with Yahoo! email
- Forwarded emails will no longer remain in the outbox when Smart Forwarding is enabled
Let us know if you install it and any improvements you notice.
Owners of the Droid Incredible have a lot to be happy about today. Your device that is over a year old is getting a boost to the latest Android OS 2.3.4.
If you have not received a notification of the update, simply go to Settings, About Phone and choose Software Update. We suggest you are connected to Wi-Fi and also have a good charge with your device plugged in to proceed.
On top of Gingerbread the update fixes:
- MMS messages will now send correctly
- Properly save audio files from MMS messages
- Successfully play audio from MMS messages
- Internet connection via Bluetooth now enabled
- VZ Navigator now operates on Wifi
- Change songs in the music widget by tapping the forward button
- Camera now functions with an SD card inserted
Apple has released a new iOS version 4.3.5 (4.2.10 Verizon) which addresses a security vulnerability on the iPhone 3GS, 4, iPad, iPad 2 and iPod Touch 3rd and 4th generation. If you have any other iOS device Apple seems to not really care about your security as they don’t release updates for the iPhone or iPhone 3 anymore.
Notes from Apple about the update after the break. Remember if you are jailbroken or unlocked please avoid this update. Read more
RIM must have had their staff working overtime as the BlackBerry PlayBook update v.188.8.131.5270 is now available. Kudos to RIM for working so fast to fix this problem, hopefully no one comes across issues with update.
This update comes after RIM pulled the BlackBerry PlayBook OS update v.184.108.40.20650 yesterday due to issues with the BlackBerry Bridge app which is a required app ton access email and contacts.
If youre a hardcore Foursquare users and own a BlackBerry, youll be happy to know that the official Foursquare version 3.0 is now available in BlackBerry App World.
Improvements and features include: Read more
Research In Motion put out an update v.220.127.116.1150 for the BlackBerry PlayBook and less than 24 hours later they pulled the update. It appears users are having issues with the BlackBerry Bridge once this update is installed and because the PlayBook requires the Bridge for basic functionality (email and contacts) this was a major flaw.
RIM is expecting to release another update with a fix later this week. It’s reasons like this that are causing tablet manufactures trouble competing with the Apple iPad. Hopefully RIM keeps their word and the fix is released soon.