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Samsung to consider freeing up memory in Galaxy S4

After a BBC consumer affairs show investigates complaints that the 16GB phone actually gives consumers just half that amount, Samsung says it is "reviewing the possibility" of freeing up more space.

Samsung's Galaxy S4
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Samsung is changing its tune regarding Galaxy S4's storage after the phone appeared on the BBC's Watchdog, saying it will try to squeeze its myriad features into a smaller space, freeing up more memory for apps.

The BBC's consumer affairs show investigated the Android powerhouse's claims of 16GB of storage, after users complained the phone has only half of that available.

"We appreciate this issue being raised and we will improve our communications," a Samsung spokesperson told CNET UK. "Also, we are reviewing the possibility to secure more memory space through further software optimization." The company had previously defended its position, saying the lack of space was necessary to provide owners with "more powerful features." The S4 is more feature-packed than ever before, although in our review we questioned whether many people would ever use even a fraction of them.

Read more of "Samsung changes mind, will look at storage on Galaxy S4" at CNET UK.

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