Hi: I upgraded to a Galaxy S4 a few months back (from an S3 that got water damaged). I had a Note and a Nexus before that so I've been using these phones a while. I find the S4 a real disappointment. The browser is laggy and freezes all the time and the keyboard (I use the purchased version of Swype) sometimes takes forever to pop up. I had no issues at all on my previous Android phones. My kid has an S3 and I'm actually jealous of how much better it performs. To make matters worse, I can't seem to be able to stop the phone from automatically updating apps. I've even gone into the app manager and specifically disabled updates for certain apps I don't want updated (most importantly, Google Maps - I hate the new version and just want the stock version the phone came with). I don't see a lot of discussions about this. I'm considering rooting the phone to install a different image to get rid of bloatware to see if it helps. Is this a good solution? Thanks for any advice about the above.