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Support Memory issues, what can I do?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dalesponyrider, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. dalesponyrider

    dalesponyrider Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 21, 2010
    I have mentioned this on the favourite applications thread but realise that was probably not the most appropriate place to ask!

    I know I am a bit challenged in the age department but if I take my time I usually find my way slowly around tecky stuff but......I am struggling to download new apps onto my Nexus One. I didn't think I used that many compared to some of my younger friends! I wonder if it's a particular problem with this phone? Is there anything I can do about it?


  2. Soupdragon

    Soupdragon Well-Known Member

    Dec 13, 2009
    Intergalatic Chef
    On Another Planet
    If you've done all the obvious things like making sure all the apps that can be are on your sd card, clearing out unneeded texts, call logs etc, emptied browser caches and market search histories then probably not unless you root (which allows you to move stuff to the sd card that you can't when unrooted, and also allows you to delete some of the apps that came with the phone that you perhaps might not use.

    Compared with other (newer?) phones the internal storage of the Nexus is a bit miserly - lots of other people find it inconvenient and there are plenty of rants about it to be found.

    I've had the low storage space a couple of times and solved it by getting rid of some (non-movable) apps that I only use once in a blue moon. I, long ago, swopped my original 4GB sd card for a 16GB one so have plenty of space for music, books, photos etc.

    Re. the market search history; I seem to remember it wasn't possible to clear it (going way back now :eek:) not sure if you can these days with gb, but if not then "History Eraser" from the Market will do the job for you.
  3. Mostly Harmless

    Mostly Harmless Well-Known Member

    Apr 15, 2010
    New York
    Nothing you can do except make sure all apps that are allowed are moved to SD card and that you delete any apps that you don't use that often. The internal memory on the N1 is terrible. I really don't know what google was thinking, not having the ability to install apps really hurts the developers who are the life blood of any OS.

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