Samsung Galaxy S4 release comes with new update settings

News 09:20, Feb 04 2013

The Samsung Galaxy S4 release will have update settings set differently in each country

As we await the Samsung Galaxy S4 release, we are getting new details and updates about the smartphone by the day. A new rumor suggests that Samsung is testing an update that will allow it to know how many units are being sold, and where they're being sold to.

As we know, different countries and carriers have very specific requirements from their respective smartphones, and Samsung wants to make sure that phones intended for a certain country and carrier stay there.

Basically, you don't want to be living in London and being sold a Samsung Galaxy S4 that was intended for Spain or Germany, for example. Apparently, this strict control over the Galaxy S4 could mean longer wait times for devices and higher prices -- at least that's what Gotta Be Mobile is reporting -- but I highly doubt it.

If there is one thing Samsung has done well in the past, and will likely do with the Galaxy S4, it's to crank out more devices than anyone can handle. When was the last time you walked into a retail store and asked for a Galaxy S3, for example, and were told that they're all out of stock? It's a rare occurrence.

As Samsung controls updates over the Galaxy S4, you may be able to expect more reliable update times and solid software builds. The rumor says the process will still take place OTA (over the air) or via Samsung Kies, so that much hasn't changed.

Waiting for the Galaxy S4 release has us on our toes, as we were pretty big fans of the Galaxy S3 (it happens to be my primary device along with an iPhone 5 I carry around with me).

But with the Samsung Galaxy S4 comes Android Key Lime Pie and almost certainly a fresher version of its TouchWiz UI, which is probably my least hated manufacturer interface between Samsung, HTC, Motorola and LG, just to give you an idea of how I feel about non-vanilla Android devices.

Will you be one of the first in line for the Samsung Galaxy S4 release?

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