Galaxy S4 software update rolling out to GT-I9505 version, report says

June 6, 2013
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Samsung is apparently ready to roll out a software update for its Galaxy S4 flagship in order to address certain concerns raised by buyers and improve certain features of the handset.

Initially, the update will be rolled out to the Snapdragon 600 version of the handset (GT-I9505), but it will come eventually to the Exynos 5 Octa model as well (GT-I9500).

Here’s what the software update will have to offer, at least according to Sam Mobile:

  • 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)

Following the update, 16GB Galaxy S4 owners will have some extra storage at their disposal, but not that much: 9.23GB compared to 9.15GB which is currently available.

The same publication says that Germany will be the first to get the software update (it could already be available to German Galaxy S4 buyers), with other markets set to get it in the future. Here’s what you need to know about the update:

Firmware details:
Model: GT-I9505
Country: Germany
Version: Android 4.2.2
Changelist: 768421
Build date: Wed, 29 May 2013 16:05:23 +0000
Product Code: DBT
PDA: I9505XXUBMEA
CSC: I9505OXABMEA
MODEM: I9505XXUBMEA

The update measures 365.67MB ad is available either over-the-air(OTA) or via Samsung Kies, but we’re yet to see Samsung officially announce it. Let’s hear it from German, and other European Galaxy S4 owners out there! Have you received the update yet?

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