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On Board Memory

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by marckatz, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. marckatz

    marckatz Member
    Thread Starter

    Sep 28, 2010
    As a soon to be former BB user (and hopeful Android newbie), I know the limitations of decreased On Board Memory (I'm not talking about RAM but rather the memory that apps are stored on). I notice some phones have as much as 8 GB and some high end phones only coming with 2 GB (and after the OS and bloat is installed it gets reduced to 300-400 MB). Is this a concern with an android device. I understand that phones can be rooted and bloat ware removed, but taking that out of the equation, should I be concerned with buying a phone with just 2 GB of On Board memory for apps?


  2. Demache

    Demache Well-Known Member

    Apr 18, 2010
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Its not really an issue except for extremely large 3D games, which can be 30 MB. A nice majority of apps are only in the 500 KB-10 MB range. Many of us on older phones only have 120 MB of internal storage for cache AND apps. Even if that storage isn't enough, you move apps to your SD card if your running Android 2.2, and unoffically run them from your SD card on rooted Android 2.1 using Apps2SD.

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