We spoke about the huge built-in firmware taking up overwhelming size of the internal storage of the GS4. Samsung encouraged customers to purchase additional MicroSD Memory card to extend the memory to up to 80GB. In addition, you can’t install any Android applications (*.apk) on the memory card so this makes people even raged. Samsung said that, for 16GB GS4s, the system firmware takes around 6.85GB of the storage, which means you have only around 9GBs of memory for storing applications and everything if you are not planning to buy an extension.
Indeed, it is the Touchwix User Interface that takes the most of the memory and RAM on the GS4. On the Google I/O 2013, Google released a pure Nexus GS4 in cooperation with Samsung. The Nexus firmware, without those gimmicks that will cost you memory, is believed to save more storage than the original one. Is this what Samsung have in mind to improve the memory usage? I don’t think so. It seems there are better ways of doing so. Samsung should simplify the Touchwiz and create widgets that cost less memory. This can solve both problems in terms of overheating and internal storage.
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