08-11-2011 01:19 PM
- It frees space on your phones internal memory.
Some phones, only have a small internal memory. When you add the OS, there's not enough room for many apps. So if the app can be moved to the SD card, it frees more internal memory.
Some apps though, cannot be moved. Especially system apps.
A rooted phone will allow you to move more apps to sd. But not all of them.08-11-2011 01:20 AM
- Ok, I'll put this in laymans terms;
If you have a small mb internal memory, and you have a branded ph (moto, sprint, etc), after they install the Android OS and several of their own apps, you may only have 50mb free space left. Not really a whole lot of room for apps considering you just bought the phone.
Also, consider things like sms texts, contacts, etc, all going to your internal memory. As a result, when we try to download something from the market, it tells us not enough space available.
So, any apps we can move to the sd card, we do.
So the more internal memory you have, the more apps you can install without having to worry about moving them. Especially on a branded phone.08-11-2011 01:35 AM
- Like Moscow said, if you only have 50MB of internal memory you will only have room for a few apps before you start getting memory full messages. If you start getting memory full messages you will not be able to install apps. Where as your SG card has 8GB, 16GB, or maybe even 32GB (depending on the size of your card). This is a whole lot more room for apps to be installed onto.08-11-2011 07:57 AM
- 08-11-2011 08:26 AM
- Is cache also stored within the internal memory? (I'm constantly having apps force close on me. I read that the application's cache is too big and thus causing it to force close). Now, I'm wondering if it's related to the amount of space I have within my internal memory.08-11-2011 08:55 AM
- Is cache also stored within the internal memory? (I'm constantly having apps force close on me. I read that the application's cache is too big and thus causing it to force close). Now, I'm wondering if it's related to the amount of space I have within my internal memory.
Keep in mind, a force close can also be caused by incompatibility with another program or Rom/Kernel, or just horrible coding.08-11-2011 09:04 AM
- 08-11-2011 11:52 AM
- 08-11-2011 01:01 PMLike 1
Good luck! And make Android Central a daily routine stop for yourself. Help is always available here.08-11-2011 01:19 PM
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