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Memory Usage - Internal Vs. Card

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by micp1480, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. micp1480

    micp1480 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Dec 4, 2009
    As I did some research I found out, and correct me if I am wrong, that most of the applications that we download on the Droid go against the internal memory, and that the applications are not being loaded onto the memory card. I move to the Droid from Blackberry for this sole reason, thinking the Droid had it the opposite way, that the applications were being loaded on the memory card, and not the internal memory. This concept of loading the programs onto the internal memory, was putting a hurt on my Blackberry, where I had to give up programs in order for it to run faster. I am now concerned after finding out that the Droid has the same concept, that this will eventually happen with my Droid, and that I may have to give up programs for it to run fater as well.

    If this is true to what I am saying, that the applications are on the internal memory and eating away on it, then I am hoping someone would develop a program where as we can take our progams and move them over to the memory card so that it will free up the internal memory, other wise I am off to seek aphone that runs windows, I do belive they do have this concept that I want. I should have done my homework!



  2. mixpix

    mixpix Well-Known Member

    Right now you can only install apps the internal memory. Depending on the developer, additional files may be installed to the CD card to save space on your internal memory.
  3. Penguissimo

    Penguissimo Well-Known Member

    Feb 25, 2010
    Fortunately, it takes a lot of apps to fill up the Droid's internal memory, so it'll likely be awhile before you run into any problems. Many apps (for example: RSS readers and podcasters) will store only the (relatively tiny) executable file on the internal memory and then use the SD card for data storage, which helps a lot. But I agree that Google should have included this function in Android by default.

    Rooted users running certain ROMs can use app2sd to achieve this, but I don't have any experience with it, so I don't know how well it works.
  4. takeshi

    takeshi Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2009
    1. Android != BB. Don't assume that Android works the same way. Using up memory will not slow down Android in and of itself.
    2. Apps can store space-hogging resources on the SD card already. Any developer worth his/her salt should be doing this. The apps themselves are very small.

    That's it? There are definitely many other advantages to Android that I'd highly suggest you check out. :D

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