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Root N1 Internal Memory Spec + Froyo = Bad News

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Kurt, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. Kurt

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    I love my N1, but:

    The internal flash memory is only 512 MB. This is limited to 190 MB available by default. That's very poor.

    Only 10% of my 116 Android apps will load to SD card in Froyo. Most developers didn't update Froyo's "move to SD card" feature. That was the main reason I was waiting for 2.2.

    So the flash memory status, given very limited space for apps, is bad news.

    Just saying . . .
     

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  2. ironass

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    Have you tried moving your app's to SD card?

    Settings > Applications > Manage applications > here you can select an app and move it to SDcard.

    90% of my app's are on SDcard, I leave app's like Live Wallpaper, Keyboard, LauncherPro, etc; on the phone as they will not be available if you connect your phone by USB.

    Some of the app's that work perfectly well on SDcard are...

    Adobe Air 10.68MB
    Adobe Flash Player 7.09MB
    Adobe Reader 3.11MB
    Nimbuzz 3.79MB
    RockPlayer 8.81MB
    ROM Manager 3.06MB
    Skype 4.90MB
    Plus a whole host of smaller app's.

    I am currently running on 60MB free on Internal Memory.

    Hope this helps you. :D
     
  3. Kurt

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    Thanks for the heads-up. But you missed my main point. One of the features of Froyo was to allow app transfer from internal memory to the SD card.

    However, most apps, about 90%, cannot be transferred to the SD card because developers did not write update patches for this function.
     
  4. ironass

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    Oh right...

    So in fact it's not a Nexus problem or a Froyo, 2.2, problem but, rather, a developers problem for not including the "Move to SDcard" feature in their app's as yet... although, as I have shown, they can be installed on the SDcard.
     
  5. snakeybidder

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    Most of my 80 apps are on sd card and i still have 120 mb free on phone....just sayin!
     
  6. Rusty

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    Just because the devs haven't always implemented Move to SD doesn't mean it can't be forced ;)

    adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2
     
  7. ranova

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  9. ranova

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    8gb, but it doesnt matter, max partition size you can use is 1gb
     
  10. Talderon

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    Wait? What? 1GB? Where? My N1 sees the whole 16GB of my SD.
     
  11. Rusty

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    As an Apps2Ext partition?
     
  12. ranova

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    no, for the apps2ext partition, not usable sd space...
     
  13. Talderon

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    Oh, ok, I missed it then. and honestly, I only have a 512mb ext part and never had an issue with apps hogging up space.
     
  14. AnotherFatalEpic

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    I'm missing the point of this topic.

    OP is saying that there is an issue with Froyo, yet the issue is that Devs haven't updated all of their apps for Apps2Sd.

    Since this is in the root forum... why don't you just force your apps onto the SD?

    Problem solved?
     
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