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Support will a lot of apps not work with internal memory?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Ncage1974, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. Ncage1974

    Ncage1974 Member
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    I know a lot of apps using microsd for storage. I'm not talking about the app themself i know they are limited to the storage in ROM i'm just talking about data the app reads/write. I was searching why my maps weren't working with the weather channel app and found this thread:
    http://androidforums.com/htc-incredible/71829-weather-channel-radar-not-working.html

    Also tried to download and use epicurious and it crashes every time (thinking it stores usage data on your MicroSD. I'm theorizing because i don't have a microsd card in my phone and maybe a lot of apps have trouble using the incredibles internal 8GB of memory? Thinking on buying a 8GB MicroSD card just for this. What do you guys think?

    thanks,
    Ncage
     

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  2. Berner

    Berner Android Enthusiast
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    Most third-party applications and even at least one HTC application cannot use the internal memory.

    You might have been entitled to a free sd card when you bought your phone. They were giving them away in order to prevent publicity about the exact issue you are experiencing.
     
  3. rushmore

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    Yep, apps have to be modified to "see" the space in emmc path.

    This is a reason also why a home grown rom will be a problem, unless the mapping is done to account for the space. If not, not even the OS and stock apps will see the space. Example would be if the Desire had a rom already and someone tried to tweak it for Incredible. Desire roms do not have emmc storage like Inc.
     
  4. Ncage1974

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    Thanks guys. I bought from amazon so i didn't get the free microsd card. Looks like i will be ordering one tonight. Not a big deal but to bad that when google created the api that i didn't do it in such a way that applications would see this memory as the same thing. Apparently they didn't though. Not a bid deal though will just get a MicroSD from newegg.
     

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