1. JnEricsonx's Avatar
    I'm looking at getting a tablet, probably the 16 gb version vs the 32 since I can get a 64 gig card to extra space. Now, I'm just wondering, since i know Android messes around on this a bit, can I just run/move apps like games that take up a good bit of space to the card, or will they be stuck solely running off the tablets built in memory? Cause I'm leaning towards the 2012 Note 10.1, but the difference for me between 16 and 32 gig versions is a fair amount in terms of cost.
    07-06-2014 06:05 PM
  2. z33dev33l's Avatar
    With Android, yes. No apps to SD for Android.
    07-06-2014 07:08 PM
  3. JnEricsonx's Avatar
    I thought that was fixed?
    07-06-2014 07:37 PM
  4. z33dev33l's Avatar
    I thought that was fixed?
    Nope, Google still hates your SD card.
    07-06-2014 08:16 PM
  5. DickRilloa's Avatar
    Nope, Google still hates your SD card.
    ^This!
    07-06-2014 11:10 PM
  6. JeffDenver's Avatar
    I'm looking at getting a tablet, probably the 16 gb version vs the 32 since I can get a 64 gig card to extra space. Now, I'm just wondering, since i know Android messes around on this a bit, can I just run/move apps like games that take up a good bit of space to the card, or will they be stuck solely running off the tablets built in memory? Cause I'm leaning towards the 2012 Note 10.1, but the difference for me between 16 and 32 gig versions is a fair amount in terms of cost.
    Short answer: No.

    Most people will never need more than 8 gigs for apps. My Droid 1 only had 256k(!) for apps. The only apps that take up huge amounts of space are games, even even then, it is a tiny minority of games. My advice is to get the cheapest version of the tablet you can and just use SD for storage, the way god intended.

    Android does not support Apps to SD anymore, but I think Touchwiz still does. So you should be fine either way. I would just store apps internally and everything else on SD.
    07-07-2014 09:25 AM
  7. JeffDenver's Avatar
    I thought that was fixed?
    It was, as far as google is concerned. Google hates SD. They only grudgingly support it because so many people want it.
    07-07-2014 09:27 AM
  8. JnEricsonx's Avatar
    Huh, well, since I use Samsung, if that's so, then yeah, I'll more aim at the 16 gig version.
    07-07-2014 12:05 PM
  9. bigmac11's Avatar
    If your rooted you can use Foldermount to move apps to sd. I have over 30 GB of apps on my 16 GB LG G Pad.
    07-07-2014 04:44 PM
  10. JnEricsonx's Avatar
    Well, Samsung/Touchwiz still allows for transfer to SD?
    07-07-2014 08:56 PM
  11. z33dev33l's Avatar
    Short answer: No.

    Most people will never need more than 8 gigs for apps. My Droid 1 only had 256k(!) for apps. The only apps that take up huge amounts of space are games, even even then, it is a tiny minority of games. My advice is to get the cheapest version of the tablet you can and just use SD for storage, the way god intended.

    Android does not support Apps to SD anymore, but I think Touchwiz still does. So you should be fine either way. I would just store apps internally and everything else on SD.
    I have 19.2 gigs of apps on a Windows Phone...
    07-08-2014 09:19 AM
  12. JeffDenver's Avatar
    I have 19.2 gigs of apps on a Windows Phone...
    I have about 5 gigs. And I am the heaviest user I know.

    What non-game apps are taking up all that space?
    07-08-2014 10:40 AM
  13. z33dev33l's Avatar
    I have about 5 gigs. And I am the heaviest user I know.

    What non-game apps are taking up all that space?
    It's mostly games. Non-game, I have social media apps, the biggest of which is 22 megs and some high quality photo or music editors. The best music editor takes up a pretty staggering 128 megs.
    07-08-2014 10:44 AM

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