Galaxy S4 Owners Complain of Pre-Used Memory

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Memory issues: It’s one of those pesky problems that plagues a number of mobile devices in today’s market; and if you’re a smartphone owner, we’re hoping you haven’t been hit by it.

According to a Friday report from Business Insider, a number of people have complained that half of the memory is already exhausted when receiving their brand new devices.

For example, some users with 16GB versions of the phone complained that 8GB of the memory was already used via pre-installed apps from Samsung and partners – OUCH!

Samsung, meanwhile, provided a statement regarding the issue to CNET. “For the Galaxy S4 16 GB model, approximately 6.85 GB occupies the system part of internal memory, which is 1 GB bigger than that of the Galaxy S3, in order to provide a high resolution display and more powerful features to our consumers,” noted a representative.

The statement continued, “To offer the ultimate mobile experience to our users, Samsung provides a microSD slot on Galaxy S4 for extension of memory.”

The Galaxy S4 began rolling out last month and is expected to hit Verizon in late May.