June 18th, 2012, 08:55 PM
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I can't believe anyone is actually using this phone and doesn't know about the problem. I couldn't figure out why nothing was on my SD card (yes, we ALL KNOW what an SD card is, except, apparently Motorola).
The only sensible explanation I've seen of this nonsense is that they are moving toward no user removable card and this is a step. Like iphone and isn't Windows Mobile 7 like that too? I love my Windows Mobile 6.x but I will not buy a WinMo 7 but the lack of a removable SD card not the only reason... Anyway, back to Android.
I've had this thing for less than a week, trying to learn Android as well as find substitute applications for the many things I had on my Windows Mobile phone. I must say, this was the most surprising thing. That my phone doesn't know where the SD card is! Or, rather, my apps don't.
I saw the "sdcard-ext" early on but I thought maybe some phone somewhere had another kind of SD card thing, like you don't have to take the back off with a special tool to use? I should have paid attention...
Alas, it seems to be a nightmare because all of my applications THINK they know where the SD card is. But they are wrong and my internal memory is filling up with podcasts and backups and who knows what else!
Checking into them, some of them allow the location of the "SD card" to be changed. In most cases, it is not a straightforward process if they've already started using the "internal" (fake) SD card.
So far nothing at all has by default been written to my "real" SD card. Podcasts, backups, news, mail junk, well, anything an app wants to write, is going to the "internal SD card".
If I had known this, I might have bought the only other phone that Verizon had with a slideout keyboard...
Right now I'm NOT a happy camper! After days of almost constant research and work to get this phone like I want it, I thought I was almost there, and now this is two steps back to re-think everything I've put on this phone.