Okay so I've been reading (even from T-Mobile's site) the specs for the HTC Amaze... something seems AMISS in Dodge City here. Specs say 16GB internal storage. AMAZE is supposed to have 16GB internal storage.
I just checked my memory and ICS is reporting a paltry 2.34GB of Internal Storage.... with my apps taking up 294MB. I also have a 8GB SD card installed. WHERE IS MY16GB of internal storage???? If you click on the "specs" tab of this link you will see what I'm talking about:
Can anybody explain this, or did T-Mobile go on the cheap with HTC and contract some RUBY models with cheesy, tiny internal memory? This, btw, is a new AMAZE 4G that came in a new, factory-sealed box that Asurion sent me to replace my broken MT4G.
BTW- When I got home with my new MT4G almost two years ago, the Sales Rep told us that it had 4GB internal.. and I found out otherwise- not even close. Sounds like Deja Vu...
Last edited by 1BlinkGone; July 25th, 2012 at 06:28 AM.
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The phone does have 16GB internal storage. About 10GB is data storage formatted FAT32 as /mnt/sdcard. Another 2+ GB is formatted ext4 and is used for applications. The rest is several ext4 partitions used for the OS, etc.
Install FX File Explorer or a similar file manager and learn a little about Android/Linux filesystems before jumping to conclusions.
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The phone does have 16GB internal storage. About 10GB is data storage formatted FAT32 as /mnt/sdcard. Another 2+ GB is formatted ext4 and is used for applications. The rest is several ext4 partitions used for the OS, etc. Install FX File Explorer or a similar file manager...
That was quite informational, and I thank you.
...and learn a little about Android/Linux filesystems before jumping to conclusions.
That was unnecessary and a bit harsh, wouldn't you say?
When somebody looks into the storage stat report on their Android device, it should be quite succinct and clear (and, complete!). My "conclusion" was taken directly off the ICS storage report. Even Windows isn't ambiguous about this storage. WYSIWYG. That's the way it should be.
So I guess I can take comfort that there is another 10GB+ of phantom storage space lurking that the ICS OS doesn't read/display to the user. he-he. IMHO, that should be clearly delineated in the storage report, even if they make an aggregate listing of those other partitions, etc. At least they'd be accounted for accurately on the report
Having used an Android device for nearly two years, this is a revelation and I've never heard that before. I will check out FX File Explorer.
In all this, I'm simply an adult with kids that are now adults and gone; I'm an end-user and not looking to be a techie that serves the device and dotes over it. The device serves me. I have other things to do. For some Android/Linux users, it's a passion and/or a hobby.
My days of that ended with Windows, MANY years ago. lol.
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You were talking "paltry" storage and more or less accusing T-Mobile and/or HTC of being "cheap" and "cheesy" without knowing the facts, so no, I didn't really think it was harsh.
You are incorrect. I asked: "Can anybody explain this, or did T-Mobile go on the cheap with HTC and contract some RUBY models with cheesy, tiny internal memory?"
That isn't an accusation, that is a legitimate question and it's either one or the other. You have given an explanation that answers the question.
EDIT- (soapbox out) I will say that "cheap" and "cheesy" are two adjectives that define how I feel about T-Mobile's new hotspot tethering fee with ICS. I won't make any bones about that whatsoever. What they have done is likened to leasing you a building (a certain defined size) with two doors. Last week, using both doors to access that room is okay. Now they want to charge you extra for using the second door to the same room you have leased.
That's BS, quite frankly. You still have your monthly allocation. Nothing else has changed.
Meanwhile, these USA carriers like T-Mobile keep adding customers to an infrastructure that isn't keeping up with the technology; and more accurately, can't handle the demand on the system of these increased customers and new technologies. Customers being driven by corporations to "cloud computing" only to find their bandwidth is either inadequate or curtailed. The carriers don't want to spend the money to expand and service their clients correctly with the devices and services that need said bandwidth; but they make no bones for cutting data allocations @60% of what was available months ago, and meanwhile charging the client far more for it.
And I'm speaking as a 50-something man who does simple net tasks. Surfing, email, etc. I'm not a gamer, nor do I stream movies etc over the internet. I can max out my 5GB allocation in less than 30 days just by surfing real estate & auto listings and such. Then I get throttled-back to 3G. LOL. Okay I can wait my turn, but that's not my point.
Then there is the other monthly "greed-fee" T-Mobile is now charging customers if they want to access other WI-FI Hotspots while at Starbucks, the mall. all for the paltry $9.95 a month... Pfft. absolute ripoff.
While having my MT4G running GB 2.3.5, I used both functions without any extra charges, AND THERE SHOULDN'T BE ANY for these. This is a ripoff.
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