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Verizon updates Samsung Galaxy S 4 to have Optical Reader, long video record, and bug fixes

News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday October 17, 2013.

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The Samsung Galaxy S 4 tied to Verizon Wireless's network has started updating the Samsung Galaxy S 4. It's unfortunately not an upgrade to Android 4.3, but it does provide some small bug fixes and feature adjustments. The headline feature of the update is the addition of Samsung Optical Reader, an app that takes a photo and then uses OCR to convert that information to editable text. Someone can take a photo of a business card and then have that data converted to a new contacts entry, or capture a block of text in a book or magazine and have it converted into another language.

A small bit of storage space is also made available by the update. Other features and changes include:

- Manage your My Verizon account added
- Wi-Fi connections are now strong
- Recording a long video doesn't cause a force close error anymore
- Driving Mode toggle moved to S-Voice settings
- Saving S-Memos no longer gives an error
- A bug that caused errors when voicemail callback text messages were not received has been fixed
- Three-way calling now possible when roaming on Bluegrass Cellular
- Roaming now permitted on TELUS when traveling in Canada

source: Verizon (PDF), via: Android Central

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