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General Android System Organization

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SecretSexyNinja, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. SecretSexyNinja

    SecretSexyNinja Well-Known Member
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    Hey, I was wondering if anyone could provide me with some insight. I loaded about 5gb worth of pictures, media, etc from my BB onto the main phone memory. I have also installed about 10 apps now and it seems like some of the info is going on the internal memory with some automatically on the SD card.

    When I download apps, does it save the .apk somewhere separate than the installed program?

    Also, how do you best organize all of your pictures, music, videos, apps, etc? I want to be able to access all these files when I tether the phone up to a laptop etc and right now it seems like everything is just going in random places.

    For example, with my picture albums, I can't even really organize them, they're all just there... separated into different groups.


    Another example... I downloaded the "3" music player from Rockon.. and it is ONLY looking for songs on my microSD. Does that mean to use this app, I need to move all music to the SD? Whats the best way to organize all your media on a phone like this?

    Is there a general link or page that explains how all the organization works? Anyway, thanks! haha
     

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  2. nstallion

    nstallion Well-Known Member
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    .apks are saved in /data/app/ and they also have their own data directories in /data/data/

    Pictures and videos from the camera are saved in /sdcard/DCIM/ music should be put in /sdcard/music/

    You can move the pictures and video around wherever you want on the SD card to organize them.
     
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  3. soulfetcher13

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    The inherent flaw of the android OS imo is organization, or lack there of. Coming from bb I understand and all I can say is, music goes into the native music app, photos goes in photos, along with videos, some musoc videos go into music sometimes and, yeah. Perhaps to say learning curve isn't as accurate as a serious shift in perspective. This organizez MUCH differently than bb.
     
  4. SecretSexyNinja

    SecretSexyNinja Well-Known Member
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    thanks so much! One other thing, I have voice recordings and notes I have taken.. I see HTC has its own voice recording app as well as its own little "notepad" is there anyway to get these to link?


    yeah, EXACLTY. its just totally different. I just need to learn how its all setup haha
     

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