Software bump for the Samsung Galaxy S4?
According to reports, Samsung’s up and coming flagship device could mark the arrival of a new system for rolling out Android updates. Yes, this is one of Samsung’s attempts to exert more power over its handset empire.
SamMobile said that the unnamed service is intended to give the Korean tech giant “more control in each country about updates and sales” and it seems that it will be in use together with existing proprietary download solution (Kies).
This move could also mean faster rollouts for new Android version to Samsung’s Galaxy line in the future. This will also sweeten the appeal of Samsung’s devices (most especially the tech-engaged customers).
The new system would be using IMEI tracking to simply enable the Korean tech giant to clamp down on carriers purchasing devices overseas and selling them in their respective domestic markets.
This could mean that Samsung could easily refuse to roll out updates for their phone not purchased in their home country. More importantly, it could also be in possession of a more complete picture of sales figures, giving it power in negotiations with networks.
This could also mean that you will get faster updates to new Android OS iterations. However, there will be one considerably sad consequence to it, this is if networks are no longer able to source cheaper Samsung Galaxy devices from abroad, you (the consumer) could end up paying higher prices for your chosen device.
Rumours have it that Samsung’s plans (come amid mounting speculation) that the company will finally unveil the Samsung Galaxy S4 this April (at a Samsung special press event).
The successor of the Samsung Galaxy S3 could land with a 4.99” display with full HD resolution (440ppi), and with wireless charging. It is also said to land with new UI tweaks that will easily allow its user to control the device with movements of the eyeball only.
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