1. AC Question's Avatar
    I have a Hudl 2 and about 7GB of the 16GB of storage is used by Kit Kat. I have looked around for the specs and cannot find them so if someone knows where I can get the proper specs for disc space it would be good. The RAM requirements seem to be readily available but not the disc storage and I know there is probably some customisation by Tesco which will add to the base OS. According to Tesco the 7GB is correct - seems rather a lot to me. On that basis Kit Kat would not really operate on any device with 8GB of storage.
    11-05-2014 05:51 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! The OS itself usually takes up around 3 or 4 GB. But additional preinstalled bloatware can take up more. So the 7 GB of unusable space is probably OS plus bloatware.
    11-05-2014 12:51 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Many recent (not current) phones with 16GB of storage came with about 8GB available to the user, the other 8GB taken up by KitKat, the kernel and other things installed by Google, the manufacturer and the carrier. KitKat is supposed to be a bit smaller so, ad B. Diddy said, it sounds about right. My phone (running 4.4.2) shows 6.03GB used by the system. (There are some other things using storage having to do with the kernel and the system.)
    11-05-2014 03:25 PM
  4. seBDea's Avatar
    Hi there,

    I have a phone that has 4 Gb total space. Initially the phone was running Android 4.2 but the producer also provided an image of Android 4.4 to update Android 4.2 if any of their clients want that. Therefore, I am running Android 4.4 (or at least that's what is saying on my phone). The only problem is that I only have 1Gb space free for me and any applications I want to install on my own. The most interesting fact is that the phone actually is showing me another partition of 1.78Gb free but inaccessible.

    When I called the producer their answer is absolutely a bad joke, I quote: The Android and the pre-installed application took up to 3 Gb of 4Gb, therefore the 1 Gb is left for phone owner. OK. So what on earth is this (see screenshots)? I do not intend to root the phone as I will loose 5 years guarantee. Therefore, how much space KitKat is taken?

    How much storage is needed for Kit Kat 4.4.2?-screenshot_2015-02-05-13-23-43.png

    How much storage is needed for Kit Kat 4.4.2?-screenshot_2015-02-05-13-23-51.png

    At this stage I cannot update some of my applications, Bitdefender being one of them.

    How much storage is needed for Kit Kat 4.4.2?-screenshot_2015-03-10-12-33-52.png

    Therefore, is there any way I can prove that Android 4.4 is not taken so much space and that those 1.78Gb are still available for me, yet the producer refuses my access to them?

    If need it I can provide a link to Android 4.4 image I have received from that producer in order to update from Android 4.2 to 4.4.
    03-12-2015 06:12 AM
  5. allen bequillo's Avatar
    I have galaxy tab 3 8.0 running KitKat(4.4.2)I have 16GB of storage and the system only using 4.25gbHow much storage is needed for Kit Kat 4.4.2?-screenshot_2016-05-30-20-24-12.png
    05-30-2016 07:31 AM

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