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  1. tirith's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind them removing external storage of they offered the phone with 64 gig internal.

    Not being able to move app data to external is ridiculous. I have slacker radio, beyondpod and some games that are mega data hogs that should be allowed to store on sd.
    Usually, apps will create their own folders, and a lot of devs are now preloading them to extsdcard, which if not available, then goes to sdcard0.

    Wouldn't it be something if we took apart the iPhone and the only difference was what size sd card they had put in it

    Swyped from my Galaxy Note II on the Now Network
    01-17-2013 06:43 PM
  2. TheOtherBill's Avatar
    Perhaps in other markets where Apple is't doing so well, Samsung is able to remove the sdcard slot and sell tiered versions to boost their profit.
    Sadly I see this as a likely trend. I would not be surprised if future models removed the SDCard and start to suck more like the iPhone. Moto and others have already begun locking up the battery so a more profitable bigger battery version can be sold. Removed SDcards slots and tiered internal memory are likely next.
    I also fear this happening. Our best hope is that the manufacturers pay attention to the consumers and realize there is a large group of users who will automatically eliminate a phone from consideration for future purchase because it doesn't have an SD slot and a removable battery.
    Most online reviews list those as a disadvantage, and I think we've all seen people already state those two items as high among their reasons for purchasing the SGS3 or the SGN2 instead of the iphone or One-X or DNA, et al.

    On my wish list for a long time has been a phone with PC/laptop-like memory slots so you could add as needed, but there's several reasons why I think we won't see that; mainly cost and space.
    alamarco likes this.
    01-17-2013 08:01 PM
  3. MaxBuck's Avatar
    Not being able to move app data to external is ridiculous.
    I agree. Take it up with the app developers; the apps I use allow me to store all the stuff on the external.
    01-17-2013 09:23 PM
  4. rafaelluik's Avatar
    Oh. So all phones with ics can't use the sd card?
    No, my EVO 3D is on ICS and I can move the "compatible" apps to the SD card.
    rajil likes this.
    01-18-2013 12:22 PM
  5. piizzadude's Avatar
    It was on gingerbread to start with, that's the only reason why. If it would have been sold with ics, you wouldnt

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    01-18-2013 12:37 PM
  6. rafaelluik's Avatar
    My point is I CAN move apps to SD and I'm on ICS. If I can, why can't others?
    01-18-2013 12:52 PM
  7. tirith's Avatar
    The phones who shipped with ics or above can't is what he is saying.

    Swyped from my Galaxy Note II on the Now Network
    01-18-2013 01:34 PM
  8. OperationA7X's Avatar
    You've been able to move apps to SD cards ever since FroYo. I don't understand why people are saying its just ICS and JellyBean.

    Sent from my HTC Vivid WCX using Android Central Forums
    01-18-2013 01:38 PM
  9. MatroxD's Avatar
    From my understanding, and I could be wrong, you need to look no further than the nexus and jellybean. From all that I have read, it boils down to the operating system, the compliance with, etc.

    Google had said on their nexus line they didn't want sd slots, so they wrote the os that way. I'm thinking with the need to be compliant, three oems have to respect the core os in certain ways. The only thing I can figure its that this is something Google will no longer allow: you can have an sd card slot, but you cannot install applications to it any longer.

    Sent from my GT-P3113 using Tapatalk 2
    01-18-2013 01:41 PM
  10. tirith's Avatar
    You've been able to move apps to SD cards ever since FroYo. I don't understand why people are saying its just ICS and JellyBean.

    Sent from my HTC Vivid WCX using Android Central Forums
    You can't on phones that shipped with ics. That's what we're saying.

    Swyped from my Galaxy Note II on the Now Network
    01-18-2013 02:12 PM
  11. OperationA7X's Avatar
    You can't on phones that shipped with ics. That's what we're saying.

    Swyped from my Galaxy Note II on the Now Network
    My mistake. Thanks for the correction.

    Sent from my HTC Vivid WCX using Android Central Forums
    01-18-2013 04:00 PM
  12. k6rim's Avatar
    No! Sounds like a solution looking for a problem ................

    ___________________________________
    I have about 70 apps downloaded. Also what is up with the miscellaneous storage files? That is straight garbage. I have Allot of huge Games.
    Yes I agree with you also about the about the useless sd card now too. I need it for apps mostly.
    I rooted my old phone also. Which became buggy and slow.
    I don't want to root also because after its a pain to do updates.

    I think it's a Google SCAM 100%. They don't want us to use the sd card for app storage because they want us to spend more money on phones with bigger storage. But when I went to Verizon they only offered the 16gb for sale. Wtf. I bet in a couple months they will offer the 64gb note2 so people that need more app storage will go out and buy it. BS SCAMMERS WANT TO MAKE MORE BILLIONS.
    AGREE??
    They need to fix this quick or I will become anti Google Android. And will spread this BS scam to everyone/everywhere. I wish I can smack the developers that thought of this.

    They/or anyone need to come out with some hack to fix this. I would be willing to throw some money in the pot to fix this sd card useless situation.

    Is everyone on the same Page with me? ?????




    Sent from my Verizon Note 2.SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums .
    01-18-2013 10:14 PM
  13. rafaelluik's Avatar
    The phones who shipped with ics or above can't is what he is saying.
    My point is if my phone has ICS operating system and I can move apps to SD card, so it means there's no limitation in the OS that make moving the apps to SD card impossible. It must be something else...
    01-19-2013 11:27 AM
  14. piizzadude's Avatar
    It is not in ics, it was carried over from gingerbread. I am not sure how many other ways to say it

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    Ry likes this.
    01-19-2013 11:29 AM
  15. tirith's Avatar
    i'll repeat myself ONE more time. The phones that came STOCK, OUT OF THE BOX with ICS no longer have the functionality. Sure, we may be ale to come up with a fix, but I'm not even going to bother looking into it because it does not benefit me at all. I don't need 11 GB of apps on my phone - I still have 4.5 G left and any apps i download, i'm sure i'll go through and clean out apps i no longer use (considering i probably already have 2GB of unused apps on there... also, check cache sizes every now and again....). I'm sure that it isnt necessary to NEED any more than that for app storage... use your sd for media - pics, music, videos. I have PSX roms on my SD card... no big deal. I've also increased my sd read/write speed so.... its not like its gonna kill me to have this stuff on there.
    01-19-2013 07:15 PM
  16. rafaelluik's Avatar
    i'll repeat myself ONE more time. The phones that came STOCK, OUT OF THE BOX with ICS no longer have the functionality.
    BUT WHY?
    You aren't saying I'm running Android 2.3 right? I'm running 4.0, and I can't be running 2.3 at the same time right? So the function to move apps to SD is possible (exists) in ICS we are just being not rewarded with this possibility by the manufacturers.
    01-21-2013 07:38 PM
  17. piizzadude's Avatar
    Wrong it is a holdover from gb. It is not a feature being held back.

    The mechanisms were there, when you port things some things remain. Essentially you are porting the ics rom to your gb phone.

    Sent from the nexus of the Android world, the SGS3.
    Ry likes this.
    01-21-2013 07:45 PM
  18. tirith's Avatar
    Exactly. Basically, when porting a new version of android to a phone, the developers basically just wrote over the code.

    On a new device, they start from scratch.

    Swyped from my Galaxy Note II on the Now Network
    01-21-2013 10:57 PM
  19. rafaelluik's Avatar
    So...? Can't they do it from scratch and add the codes to allow moving apps to SD card?
    Stop trying to create an excuse for the developers...
    01-24-2013 08:29 PM
  20. tirith's Avatar
    It's not an excuse. Google decides to take it out to help against pirating apps, amongst other reasons, just as with the internal storage, you really don't need it!

    Not making excuses. Others need to learn storage conservation :/

    Swyped from my Galaxy Note II on the Now Network
    01-25-2013 12:21 AM
  21. rafaelluik's Avatar
    How does it help against pirating apps?

    And what to say about big and bigger games to come? It doesn't comes down to people needing to control themselves in the number of apps they have installed.
    02-09-2013 01:31 PM
  22. nrm5110's Avatar
    How does it help against pirating apps?

    And what to say about big and bigger games to come? It doesn't comes down to people needing to control themselves in the number of apps they have installed.
    Apps aren't secure on the SD particularly apps like movies and music which require DRM. Part of the deal with music and movie providers was to rectify these vulnerabilities so Google complied. If you want to point blame call out media providers.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Tapatalk 2
    02-09-2013 04:20 PM
  23. TheOtherBill's Avatar
    There is nothing stopping developers from storing app data on the SD card (the data is often several times the size of the executable). Many do, but older games don't -- although a lot have been updated for that. Any decently programmed new one will.

    And actually it does come down to people controlling themselves. Remember, there are 700,000 apps in the playstore. It's not Google's fault if someone decides to load 30% of them.
    It is Google's fault you can't move apps to the SD card anymore. They published the reasons for the change. If that is intolerable, there's BB10 or WP8 to consider.
    02-09-2013 09:50 PM
  24. aquafusiondane's Avatar

    And actually it does come down to people controlling themselves. Remember, there are 700,000 apps in the playstore. It's not Google's fault if someone decides to load 30% of them.
    It is Google's fault you can't move apps to the SD card anymore. They published the reasons for the change. If that is intolerable, there's BB10 or WP8 to consider.
    Google is not the only person to be blame for this. It the people as well. I notice this tread of iPhone user kept downloading so much crap in their phone and hardly use most of those app. One of my friend actually filled his storage and refused to reset to factory default because his phone kept laggy even with pictures and camera. People really need to control their urges to mindlessly downloading anything. I am sure it a no brainers of why people getting virus and malware on their phone because they felt the need to decrease their common sense by downloading those bad apps.

    I like the limitation because it teach you and me to pick the apps that we would use often. Using the G1 back in the day actually taught me a lesson and it really help.

    IPhone user is not the only people doing this. I notice android user is closing to that point.


    Sent from my T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 2 on Tapatalk 2
    02-10-2013 12:15 AM
  25. rafaelluik's Avatar
    Please... You're saying people download 210000 apps onto their phones?
    I'm not talking about quantity of apps or quality (whether it runs on the background and make the phone slower or not), I'm talking about SIZE.

    About piracy: there's no point!! You can download any .apk (I don't look for these things but I bet they can crack games and apps), .mp3s and movies from the web...
    02-11-2013 07:46 PM
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