1. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    I've heard / read exact opposite thoughts:
    (1) Andoids prefer apps stored in the phones main memory and not the SD Ext Card because it takes less time for the processor / phone to locate the apps location and subsequently load it

    (2) Androids work faster and better if the internal memory is larger i.e. apps stored on the SD card.

    So which is it? Store apps on the phones internal memory...... or the ext SD card?
    03-16-2014 09:23 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Unless you're rooted, you can't install apps onto the external SD card anyway, and even if you're rooted, I'm not sure how successful you'll be with Jellybean and above.
    03-16-2014 09:57 PM
  3. benhaube's Avatar
    Before KitKat you could install any app that had permission to access the SD card on the SD card. With the S4 that is

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    03-16-2014 10:21 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Oh, I wasn't aware of that (I don't have Samsung devices). Would it move the entire app over, or only a portion (which is what it was like back in Gingerbread and under)?
    03-16-2014 10:27 PM
  5. Omer San Gabriel's Avatar
    Oh, I wasn't aware of that (I don't have Samsung devices). Would it move the entire app over, or only a portion (which is what it was like back in Gingerbread and under)?
    Only a portion. 80% i think?
    03-17-2014 12:34 AM
  6. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    Unless you're rooted, you can't install apps onto the external SD card anyway, and even if you're rooted, I'm not sure how successful you'll be with Jellybean and above.
    Sorry, not true Diddy. I have all but a few of my apps currently stored on my ext SD card.
    03-17-2014 02:57 PM
  7. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    Before KitKat you could install any app that had permission to access the SD card on the SD card. With the S4 that is

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    Are you suggesting that KitKat will NOT in fact give us the option to store the app on the SD card? Verizon customers still haven't received the update.
    03-17-2014 02:59 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Sorry, not true Diddy. I have all but a few of my apps currently stored on my ext SD card.
    Yeah, sorry, it must be a Samsung modification that I don't have experience with.
    03-17-2014 03:04 PM
  9. STARGATE's Avatar
    About moving apps to SD card; Samsung use to let you do that on 4.2.2.
    Let me check now that I have KitKat.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    03-17-2014 03:25 PM
  10. STARGATE's Avatar
    Yes! It still works!
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    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    03-17-2014 03:26 PM
  11. STARGATE's Avatar
    Have in mind I have the Sprint GS4, Verizon loves acting weird.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    03-17-2014 03:27 PM
  12. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    To answer the OPs question, apps do load faster from internal.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app
    03-17-2014 04:34 PM
  13. THEPRFCT10's Avatar
    To answer the OPs question, apps do load faster from internal.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app
    Thank you. Which do you feel is better?
    03-17-2014 07:13 PM
  14. STARGATE's Avatar
    To answer the OPs question, apps do load faster from internal.

    From a Sprint Moto X using AC Forums app
    True! 👆

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    03-17-2014 08:41 PM
  15. STARGATE's Avatar
    Thank you. Which do you feel is better?
    I'll say is more about how do you feel about it.

    I'm not sure about Spencer, in my case, I rather have the option to move them into the SD card if I feel like it.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
    03-17-2014 08:44 PM
  16. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Thank you. Which do you feel is better?
    I typically allow apps to use the internal and I move any media files (which usually are the biggest anyway) to the external.
    03-17-2014 10:49 PM
  17. STARGATE's Avatar
    I typically allow apps to use the internal and I move any media files (which usually are the biggest anyway) to the external.
    That's what I do. I just like having the option just in case I ever need to.

    Sent From Inside The TARDIS in a Galaxy S4 Away!
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    03-18-2014 08:29 AM

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