Samsung updates Galaxy S4 software

Samsung is rolling out a software upgrade for the Galaxy S4 which includes features that were previously exclusive to the Galaxy S5.

samsung-galaxy-s4.jpg

The website Phones Review says that Samsung is pushing out a new firmware update to the GT-I9505 version of the Galaxy S4, which is bringing with it the KNOX 2.0 Security Suite and the Kids Mode that are found on the S5.

Kids Mode offers a child-friendly UI and lets parents whitelist apps that their kids can access on the phone. The app also comes with a dedicated Kids Store that features learning apps and games.

Samsung is also actively rolling out the latest version of its Knox 2.0 enterprise security solution to other devices after offering it exclusively on the Galaxy S5.

The latest update also improves battery life and features general UI tweaks.

Meanwhile, The Register reports that the UK spy agency GCHQ is to supply its staff members with Galaxy Note 3s, or Galaxy S3s, S4s or S5s – all of which run the Knox security software.






About the Author

Stuart O'Connor

Facebook Twitter

Stuart is an Australian journalist who has been living in London for the past 11 years, and was formerly the Technology Production Editor for the Guardian newspaper and website. He drinks way too much coffee.

Stuart O'ConnorSamsung updates Galaxy S4 software
  • Tony Leombruno

    When? How to do it?

  • Tony Leombruno

    When? How to do it?