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Old June 1st, 2012, 05:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I just picked up a shiny new white S3 yesterday, the 1st day of its release here in India.

Tried to configure the apps and ran into the following issues

1. I do not see the 'Move to SD' card option in the applications menu screen. So unable to move apps to SD card. Tried to reset the phone, still no luck.
2. Did a backup of my contacts, messages on Kies (S2) and tried to restore on the S3. Only contacts were copied. How do I transfer the messages?

Appreciate your assistance in the above two issues

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Why do you move them to SD if you have loads of space on the faster internal memory? I know that you used to have 256MB on phones in the past for apps, but now that is not a problem anymore.
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just back up your messages to your google account and then restore..
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just back up your messages to your google account and then restore..
How do I do this?
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download smsbackup+ from google play, its literally a few presses and will do everything for you. Its free and does a great job.
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Apps2SD won't work since Samsung changed the mount location of the external card. No reason to move apps to SD in ICS anyways, the whole internal storage is available for app installation.
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Apps2SD won't work since Samsung changed the mount location of the external card. No reason to move apps to SD in ICS anyways, the whole internal storage is available for app installation.
Having just upgraded from my well used HTC Desire I've been used to moving apps (that could be moved) to the SD card.

I used ZDbox that notified me when an app was suitable to be moved to the SD card as not all are.

I've downloaded ZDbox for my s3 and it's still telling me that certain apps can be moved to the SD card but when in the application settings the option to move it just isn't there.

So it looks as though not moving them because there is no reason to do so isn't quite correct - there is no way of moving them even if you actually wanted to.

Is this definitely an ICS thing? It's doing my head in as it was one of the first things I wanted to know I could do after really struggling for internal memory space on my HTC Desire for pretty much the whole of the last two years.
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Having just upgraded from my well used HTC Desire I've been used to moving apps (that could be moved) to the SD card.

I used ZDbox that notified me when an app was suitable to be moved to the SD card as not all are.

I've downloaded ZDbox for my s3 and it's still telling me that certain apps can be moved to the SD card but when in the application settings the option to move it just isn't there.

So it looks as though not moving them because there is no reason to do so isn't quite correct - there is no way of moving them even if you actually wanted to.

Is this definitely an ICS thing? It's doing my head in as it was one of the first things I wanted to know I could do after really struggling for internal memory space on my HTC Desire for pretty much the whole of the last two years.
I've got a desire (waiting for blue SG3), so I know exactly where you are coming from.
So, with the desire internal memory is very limited, hence the need to move apps to the SD card. As I understand it the HTC One X is still limited (albeit to something like 2Gb).
This doesn't apply to the SG3 though - when an app is downloaded the entire internal memory is available, so there is plenty of space, there isn't really a need to put anything on the SD card explicitly.
I am not 100% sure but I think some apps (like games) automatically put resources (sound/image files) on the sd card anyway. If anyone can confirm that it would be useful!

In short the shackles that you are used to with the HTC have been removed
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Hi,

I'm new to Android, for the past several years I have been using Nokia Symbian smartphone. On my phone as soon as the installation is starting the phone prompts you to choose where you want to install the app, so this is all very different for me.

What I would like to know is this:
If I want to install an app on the Galaxy S3 and I prefer to install the app on the SD card, can I do it?
As a precaution I always install apps on sd card just in case something goes wrong, in that case all I have to do is remove the SD card and the phone is back to normal.

If you take photos or videos with the S3 is it possible to set the phone to save them on the SD card?

Also anyone has had issues with the S3 Display? Just asking since the S2 have issues with the display.

I'm thinking about buying the Galaxy S3 and I'm trying to find out all I can about it.

Thanks for your help
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When I use the Apps2SD app in Samsung Galaxy S3, it says "the device does not have a real primary external storage, or the primary external storage is emulated".When the application is installed it does offer to move it to the sd card. Then why is it not able to move. Can anyone help with a solution.?
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When I use the Apps2SD app in Samsung Galaxy S3, it says "the device does not have a real primary external storage, or the primary external storage is emulated".When the application is installed it does offer to move it to the sd card. Then why is it not able to move. Can anyone help with a solution.?
This is probably the fact that the Apps2SD app recognizes apps in which the developer has enabled 'move to SD', as apps couldn't be moved unless the developer added this as a feature. If you recall from reading comments in the market such as

'please add Move to SD... takes up too much room. uninstalling' this ability isn't automatically available for all apps. What Apps2SD does is recognize apps that can be moved, and then offers to move them once they are installed. Just because Apps2SD recognizes that it is an app with this ability, doesn't mean that it is possible on your phone.
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I have a similar question, i have just got my s3 today, i used to have a sony ericsson xperia arc, but because it was short of memory, i used to put my apps on the memory card, i have put the card into my new s3, but how do i get my apps to show up on the new phone?.

Or should i just re format my card for the new phone, and re download my apps from the apps store?.
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My thing is, that I move some apps to SD so they won't run in the background all the time
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I think Android now needs an option where to install applications and data, I would like to move allot of apps to the 64GB external card but theres no option, some applications install there and some install to the internal storage. .

My 16GB internal storage is full already, too many games and Max Payne just uses up the last of it.
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you must have a serious amount of apps to fill up 13GB of space. I've got oodles on mine and am coming up to 2GB at the moment.

does the 32GB handset give the full 32GB over for internal storage or is that restricted to the 16/13GB capacity?
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I have a similar question, i have just got my s3 today, i used to have a sony ericsson xperia arc, but because it was short of memory, i used to put my apps on the memory card, i have put the card into my new s3, but how do i get my apps to show up on the new phone?.

Or should i just re format my card for the new phone, and re download my apps from the apps store?.

If you download Astro from the Play Store then you can backup the apps as APK files which then you should be able to install on the new handset. other than that all apps that you have through Google are readily available to download through the Play store even the paid ones.

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I have a similar question, i have just got my s3 today, i used to have a sony ericsson xperia arc, but because it was short of memory, i used to put my apps on the memory card, i have put the card into my new s3, but how do i get my apps to show up on the new phone?.

Or should i just re format my card for the new phone, and re download my apps from the apps store?.
I am in exactly the same position as you. I too have just got the S3 and previously had the Xperia Arc. Let me know how you get on, if you don't mind??
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Someone asked just because you can't put apps on the sd but what about pictures and videos.

You can most definitely puts camera pics and vids on the sd card. Natively. It gives you the option.
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you must have a serious amount of apps to fill up 13GB of space. I've got oodles on mine and am coming up to 2GB at the moment.

does the 32GB handset give the full 32GB over for internal storage or is that restricted to the 16/13GB capacity?
Naa, they are just big, Max Payne for example had a data download of around 1.3GB, Nova 3 was 1.6GB so the space does get used up pretty quickly.

It will probably give you around 26GB.
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Naa, they are just big, Max Payne for example had a data download of around 1.3GB, Nova 3 was 1.6GB so the space does get used up pretty quickly.

It will probably give you around 26GB.

Don't your apps data get moved to the sd card? Thats the way it was with my EVO LTE and ICS before I returned it. The game installed on the internal memory but the data was on my sd card.

I have not tried those games and can't as I returned the EVO LTE and waiting on the S3 but I know some put the data on the sd card.
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Don't your apps data get moved to the sd card? Thats the way it was with my EVO LTE and ICS before I returned it. The game installed on the internal memory but the data was on my sd card.

I have not tried those games and can't as I returned the EVO LTE and waiting on the S3 but I know some put the data on the sd card.
Most do, but the larger games have a habbit of just dumping everything on the internal storage.

Probably because of the names Samsung use, internal is simply sdcard which isnt right and sdcard is called external sdcard or something like that.
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I have noticed that when you go into "My files" app you can move things around. Is that maybe a way to move the apps into the SD card? Like if i select my "WhatsApp" folder that is currently in the phone memory section and select move to external sdcard would that actually move the app or would it mess it up?
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I have moved dungeon hunter 3 to the external sd card and it still works. It is annoying that you cannot specify where to install or download things. It also puts pictures all over the place, ones taken with the stock camera on ex sd and ones taken with other app like instagram, 360 and screenshots are stored in the phone memory. Would it be so hard to have a photos folder and save every thing on there on the ex sd.
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It's the only thing that phoders me on GS3 that there isn't USB mass storage option. I need to get offline maps to my navigation app folder and I don't see it in my phone. Also I can't put backup files to my apps folders.
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I have a similar question, i have just got my s3 today, i used to have a sony ericsson xperia arc, but because it was short of memory, i used to put my apps on the memory card, i have put the card into my new s3, but how do i get my apps to show up on the new phone?.

Or should i just re format my card for the new phone, and re download my apps from the apps store?.
you need to re-install them from market or buy them on wap store or web site and bookmark the link so you can always re-install if nessessary but they don't seem to install on sd card only phone storage!
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Naa, they are just big, Max Payne for example had a data download of around 1.3GB, Nova 3 was 1.6GB so the space does get used up pretty quickly.

It will probably give you around 26GB.
I don't get why people are saying there is no need/reason for external memory 11gb is small! Android is now like a mini computer that supports graphic intensive gaming with titles like ;Mass effect,Nova,real racing even Ashphalt 6...those games are all over 1GB, some closer to 2GB. I upgraded from the note expecting to retain the move to sd card feature..had I known this I would not have bought the GS3..I really hope Samsung addresses this soon, cause I'm ready to sell. My internal memory is full and it's frustrating..I have 32gb of external storage for media only apps are on internal.
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... I upgraded from the note expecting to retain the move to sd card feature..had I known this I would not have bought the GS3..I really hope Samsung addresses this soon, cause I'm ready to sell.
Are you talking about the AT&T SG Galaxy Note? As far as I know, the "move to SD" feature in the Note merely moves the app from the "Internal Storage" to what is called "USB storage" which is just another storage area within the phone. It does not actually move apps to the physical micro SD card that you have in the Note. In fact, I don't know of any way to move my apps in my Note to the physical micro SD card.

The only difference I see between the S3 and the Note in the way the memory is handled is that on the S3, the internal memory is no longer split up like the Note - and that it's just called "Device Memory". But in both devices, you were not able to actually move apps to the physical micro SD card.
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Are you talking about the AT&T SG Galaxy Note? As far as I know, the "move to SD" feature in the Note merely moves the app from the "Internal Storage" to what is called "USB storage" which is just another storage area within the phone. It does not actually move apps to the physical micro SD card that you have in the Note. In fact, I don't know of any way to move my apps in my Note to the physical micro SD card.

The only difference I see between the S3 and the Note in the way the memory is handled is that on the S3, the internal memory is no longer split up like the Note - and that it's just called "Device Memory". But in both devices, you were not able to actually move apps to the physical micro SD card.
Having used alot of Galaxy devices this is how it works:
With the Note and other previous and present android devices the move to SD card feature is used is save storage space in the internal memory. When an app is moved to the SD card the entire app is not moved but most of the app data, for example a large game that would have originally taken up 1GB of space would now take up around 35MB on the internal memory and the rest on the external memory card, thus saving alot of space in internal memory. There are some apps that cannot be transferred to external memory because of the requirements of the application. When an app with widget functionally is transferred using the move to SD feature the app looses it's ability to be used as a widget. Widgets require an app to be fully installed on internal memory to work. I have the GS3 international version.
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Having used alot of Galaxy devices this is how it works:
With the Note and other previous and present android devices the move to SD card feature is used is save storage space in the internal memory. When an app is moved to the SD card the entire app is not moved but most of the app data, for example a large game that would have originally taken up 1GB of space would now take up around 35MB on the internal memory and the rest on the external memory card, thus saving alot of space in internal memory. There are some apps that cannot be transferred to external memory because of the requirements of the application. When an app with widget functionally is transferred using the move to SD feature the app looses it's ability to be used as a widget. Widgets require an app to be fully installed on internal memory to work. I have the GS3 international version.
Thanks for the Android primer, but I fully understand how the move to SD feature is having owned a lot of HTC and Samsung Android devices. However, that is not how my Galaxy Note works. There is an 'internal storage' and there is a 'usb storage' - and both of them are part of the internal 16GB that is in my Galaxy Note. When you use the "move to SD" feature for apps that support it, it just moves the app from the internal storage to the usb storage (and as you said, leaving a smaller bit on the internal storage). Then there is the "SD Card" storage, which is the storage on your physical micro SD. There is no way to move the moveable apps to the micro SD card. You can only move them to the "usb storage" that is in the internal memory.

The only way you can utilize the micro SD card storage is two ways - copy your files (music, etc.) to the micro SD card (which is accessible as the folder /external_sd) and access them using apps like Music Player, PDF Reader, etc. Or, a few apps will ask you if you want to save the data to your external SD card. That is the only way, at least on my Galaxy Note, to use the micro SD card that is inserted. You cannot move an app to the micro SD card.

I have now have three phones that operate this way where you cannot move apps to the external micro SD card but really only use it as an archive for your files: The HTC Vivid, Samsung Galaxy Note, and now Samsung Galaxy S3 - all of them AT&T.

Maybe it's just an AT&T thing.
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Hello all! Long time lurker, first time poster here. I should just go ahead and get this out of the way real quick: I am a convert from iOS with the S3 being my first Android phone. So far I am loving the switch and am not looking back!

I've been adapting to the OS over the past few days and things have been going well, however, there is one thing that has been bugging me - how do I move installed apps over to the 64GB micro SDXC card I have installed from the internal 16GB? I seem to recall from other users of Android phones that this is one of the great features of the OS. Seems rather odd to me that on this flagship phone, there is no native option to do so. I have downloaded a couple of apps from the Play Store to help me accomplish this, but neither of them were successful.

Is there any way to do this on the S3? Could someone kindly point me in the right direction. Can I only do it if I root the phone? I'd rather hold off on rooting for a while as I'm still following the learning curve of Android, although I do plan on doing this sometime in the future.

Thanks in advance for any help you may have!
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Apps cannot be moved to SD Card

You missed this thread......... it can't be done, yet. Android 4.0 is different than previous builds and samsung doesn't build it into their software.
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Thanks for the Android primer, but I fully understand how the move to SD feature is having owned a lot of HTC and Samsung Android devices. However, that is not how my Galaxy Note works. There is an 'internal storage' and there is a 'usb storage' - and both of them are part of the internal 16GB that is in my Galaxy Note. When you use the "move to SD" feature for apps that support it, it just moves the app from the internal storage to the usb storage (and as you said, leaving a smaller bit on the internal storage). Then there is the "SD Card" storage, which is the storage on your physical micro SD. There is no way to move the moveable apps to the micro SD card. You can only move them to the "usb storage" that is in the internal memory.

The only way you can utilize the micro SD card storage is two ways - copy your files (music, etc.) to the micro SD card (which is accessible as the folder /external_sd) and access them using apps like Music Player, PDF Reader, etc. Or, a few apps will ask you if you want to save the data to your external SD card. That is the only way, at least on my Galaxy Note, to use the micro SD card that is inserted. You cannot move an app to the micro SD card.

I have now have three phones that operate this way where you cannot move apps to the external micro SD card but really only use it as an archive for your files: The HTC Vivid, Samsung Galaxy Note, and now Samsung Galaxy S3 - all of them AT&T.

Maybe it's just an AT&T thing.
I have never used an AT&T/US variant of any android phone, so as you said it's probably an U.S thing. On my Galaxy Note (International Version), while the System Storage and USB storage is separated it comprises the total "internal Storage" When I refer to internal storage I mean the Total internal memory; USB + System Storage. I still however have the option of moving apps the SD card, If the card is removed apps on the SD card will not run. If the memory card is not inserted I will not be able to move an app from the "internal memory" to the SD card. Not having this feature really sucks for me, that's the reason I don't own apple products, in 2012 any manufacturer that purposely limits technology to make more money, will not get my money. Memory cards are cheap, I shouldn't have to pay hundreds of dollars more for the same device with more internal storage that's ridiculous in my opinion.

My account is new, I just found this forum yesterday so I can't display embedded pictures yet, but you can see the following screen-shots form my Note, hope this clarifies what the users on this forum are experiencing.

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If you notice in the Screen-shot (export_03.png ) the phone displays "On SD card" at the top title bar, this can be confusing to some, this phone currently does not have an external SD card inserted,If I had inserted my SD card and I wanted to move an app to my external SD card, I would tap the Check box and it would now have a green check mark, as none of these apps are on the external SD(not inserted) they do not have a green check mark.
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Apps cannot be moved to SD Card

You missed this thread......... it can't be done, yet. Android 4.0 is different than previous builds and samsung doesn't build it into their software.
So there is hope that we will be able to do this in the future? Will this be through an update from Samsung or from an OS update in Jelly Bean? Can we root to do it now?
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So there is hope that we will be able to do this in the future? Will this be through an update from Samsung or from an OS update in Jelly Bean? Can we root to do it now?
No idea, not my area. However, while I think it's possible that it can be made a reality it's possible it may not also. I had the Samsung Tab 2, the new version, with ICS and 8gb. It was the same; and 8gb after OS is about 4-6 usable space, barely anything. I took it back for this reason alone.
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Hi,

I just picked up a shiny new white S3 yesterday, the 1st day of its release here in India.

Tried to configure the apps and ran into the following issues

1. I do not see the 'Move to SD' card option in the applications menu screen. So unable to move apps to SD card. Tried to reset the phone, still no luck.
2. Did a backup of my contacts, messages on Kies (S2) and tried to restore on the S3. Only contacts were copied. How do I transfer the messages?

Appreciate your assistance in the above two issues

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Same here. I'm from Brazil and got mine this week. When i tryied to move apps that could be moved to sd, there was no option to do it. Even using apps like APPs2SD i had sucess, i got the same error said on this thread.

I have friends with S2 and Note, using the same version of Android (4) and the can move apps normally.

I think it is a problem related to all S3, i saw some other guys reporting the same problem around.
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Same here. I'm from Brazil and got mine this week. When i tryied to move apps that could be moved to sd, there was no option to do it. Even using apps like APPs2SD i had sucess, i got the same error said on this thread.

I have friends with S2 and Note, using the same version of Android (4) and the can move apps normally.

I think it is a problem related to all S3, i saw some other guys reporting the same problem around.
Yes it's not working in GS3. I understood that it's because of memory management. I have heard that in 4.1 version it's turned off also.
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Cannot save apps to external sd on sg3 is a samsung thing the rep told me that they had blocked this facility to stop people copying apps and that it would not be changing he told me that he expected other manufacturers to follow you can store music photos etc but not apps they are however releasing the 32gig version(what a shock) i have a week left before my cooling off period to get to know this sg3and up to yet it seems to be no better than my galaxy note plus don, forget flash player is not installed it has to be downloaded from the play store which i have read are removing it after august the 15th as flash player will not be supported on future devices after android 4.0 however it seems to work fine on this sg3 up to yet but i think that with no expandable app memory and maybe the loss of flash player it could end up being an expensive iphone copy
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Ok I think I solved moving items to sd.. You have to go to the app section, you should see my files. It will say sd storage and extsdcard. you have to copy or move the items from the sd storage to extsd card storage. After having the phone two weeks I finally figured it out. Once you have a file select copy then go to the extsd card select or create the folder you want and press done..
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Ok I think I solved moving items to sd.. You have to go to the app section, you should see my files. It will say sd storage and extsdcard. you have to copy or move the items from the sd storage to extsd card storage. After having the phone two weeks I finally figured it out.
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Ok I think I solved moving items to sd.. You have to go to the app section, you should see my files. It will say sd storage and extsdcard. you have to copy or move the items from the sd storage to extsd card storage. After having the phone two weeks I finally figured it out.
Are your apps running? I assume you mean to copy the file data for the app stored in data/Android and put it on the memory card but doesn't the app require a particular directory to run?
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Ok I think I solved moving items to sd.. You have to go to the app section, you should see my files. It will say sd storage and extsdcard. you have to copy or move the items from the sd storage to extsd card storage. After having the phone two weeks I finally figured it out.
Apologies, I cannot find anything on the phone which resembles what you are saying/referring to there, can you give a more accurate description of where this place is to move files to external card? The S3 has become a bane of my life since purchase on day of launch due to this! The S2 and S1 never had this issue at all
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grrr I had no idea apps2sd has been removed... didnt try a sd card yet. not happy about this at all with the size many high end games are getting to be .

can this be hacked with root?
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Hi All,

Quick question, my GF bought a 16gb GSIII and she has a 32gb SD card. While I was setting the phone up I noticed you can't move apps to the SD card . I installed a couple of file transfer apps (App2SD etc.) and nothing has worked.

Forgive me if this subject has been brought at nausea but is this the case or I'm I missing something? I find it vexing that Samsung/Google would include a card slot and then prohibit users from using that storage.

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Yes, with S3 can be done, kinda the "Brute Force" way. Simply copy all your internal memory to your sd, either from the File Manager in the phone or from the PC when you connect it to it. Eventually some apps may re-create a folder in the internal memory others will work directly from sd (maybe some will not, i.e Swithkey had to download again the languaje packm but it works from the sd card). But at the end you can free a lot of space this way
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This is an ICS thing (Google.) You can send picure and videos to the SD card, but not apps.
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Yes, with S3 can be done, kinda the "Brute Force" way. Simply copy all your internal memory to your sd, either from the File Manager in the phone or from the PC when you connect it to it. Eventually some apps may re-create a folder in the internal memory others will work directly from sd (maybe some will not, i.e Swithkey had to download again the languaje packm but it works from the sd card). But at the end you can free a lot of space this way
This is why people think iOS is so simple...

Never mind simplicity, android is much more sophisticated and more powerful when customised.
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If you have rooted s3 you can use link2SD for move all apps(movable and immovable and widget app) to SD card. After move Widgets app to SD they work.
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Links2SD looks good. Dont wanna root tho. Will wait and see if Samsung fixes this.
btw, isnt there another app called DirectoryBind for root users for doing this??
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