Remember that story about how Google was supposedly on Samsung’s you know what to get rid of the bloatware on their devices? Well either it was too late to change the Galaxy S 5, or the report was completely unfounded, because the usable space on the Galaxy S 5 is going to make a few people angry. GottaBeMobile did a quick check on one of the demo units and found it to have only 8.65GB out of a possible 16GB that is usable. I don’t have to do the math do I? That is roughly 50% according to my calculations, and is a little below last year’s Galaxy S 4.
This isn’t surprising, but I am also wondering why the rumor that Samsung was going ditch the 16GB version didn’t hold? It seems to me that if Samsung wants to continue to throw bloatware on their phones, they should at least make the entry model 32GB.