02-22-2011 10:09 PM
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  1. dadds27's Avatar
    i hate how devices use a certain amount of memory. it could be a xbox, ps3, computer, phone or drv. it always seems likes its the same percent to no matter how big the storage is or what product it is
    01-21-2011 11:33 PM
  2. Baconator's Avatar
    i hate how devices use a certain amount of memory. it could be a xbox, ps3, computer, phone or drv. it always seems likes its the same percent to no matter how big the storage is or what product it is
    Yeah! They tell you 32GB but out of that you can only use like 22GB. (I know that isn't right but I am just.... well....... idk lol)
    01-21-2011 11:37 PM
  3. font1975's Avatar
    The Nexus S uses the full memory. I guess they could say exactly how it breaks down, but it does use the full memory.

    For the record it breaks down thusly:
    16GB total:
    -2 GB designated as "internal" with:
    1GB for the System (OS and built-in apps + OS updates)
    1GB for User apps

    -14GB for "USB Storage" or what other phones call SD storage. You can also use "Move to SD" to put apps here.

    Hope that clears it up! :-)
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    01-22-2011 01:17 AM
  4. dadds27's Avatar
    thanks for explaining it! im sure all devices do the same thing but its always a kick to buy a bigger hard drive or something and not get all of it. i installed a 2 terabyte hard drive at work the other day for a cctv dvr and it was 190 gigs less. it also had a 500 gig hard drive and that used about 50 which would be almost the same percent (or maybe even the same i dont remember the exact number)
    01-22-2011 03:34 PM
  5. justhaightingit's Avatar
    If you are using a Microsoft OS, it defaults to using ~10% space when you add a disk, for the Restore Point area. That was ok back in the days of 200Gb or less drives, but with todays 500GB+ drives you don't need that much space for Restore Point information. And if you are adding a disk that's just going to be used for Storage, you probably don't need any Restore Point space on it, because I don't believe anything ever triggers a Restore Point to be created on it, unlike the OS disk partition.
    So, you can do the following to reduce that space:

    Right click on "Computer" icon on desktop or in Start Menu
    Select "Properties"
    Windows 7 - Click (left side) "Advanced System Settings"
    Click on "System Protection" tab
    Select a Drive under "Protection Settings"
    Click on "Configure"
    Slide the slider to 1% for 1TB drives or larger. Or turn off system protection all together if it's not the C: drive.
    Press "OK" all the way back out.

    Your available diskspace should have increased if you decreased or turned off your restore space for that drive.

    If you are using a large (1TB+) drive for your C: OS drive, you can still decrease it from the default 10%, but be sure to leave at least 1%.


    PS: The other space you are magically losing is just from formatting the drive. And that differs depending on what kind of Disk File System you are putting on the disk.
    The drive size manufactures advertize is the RAW amount of space that is there when you buy it. They don't know if you are going to put Miscrosoft, MAC, LINUX, etc FileSystems on there.
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    01-22-2011 07:56 PM
  6. dadds27's Avatar
    thanks for the awesome tip!
    01-23-2011 10:28 PM
  7. druk75's Avatar
    From Pocket-lint:


    From FoxReal:

    To read the rest of this article and learn how to put other media files on the Nexus S visit this site: ->FoxReal<-

    Tell me if this helps! Thanks for posting!
    Thanks a lot dude.... sorry for the delay....was held up with something.

    This means i would still have to have a converter, convert videos and then transfer them to my new phone...............which happens to be form the same manufacturer whose old phone could play almost anything under the sun...duh.....( i meant the galaxy s). Too bad google, samsung left you short changed.....And bad for us....

    Or one could use the Vplayer, from the market, which btw, has gone from "free" to "paid" after the nexus s was released.....anticipating the potential no doubt.
    01-25-2011 06:33 AM
  8. druk75's Avatar
    New problem Baco........

    I got the 2.3.2 update, and don't know what really changed......(could help me out with that as well), and i donno if its due to this or not....but today my swype beta that i installed suddenly stopped working. The software doesn't seem to be aware that it is not working properly...ie., it shows the tips and tutorials properly, but i cannot swype type anything on it... as if it forgot all the words in its memory....i can still type on it the normal way.....Anybody else has this issue? Any ideas? Any solutions?
    01-25-2011 06:40 AM
  9. dadds27's Avatar
    i dont have swype but i know if you uninstall and then reinstall it you should be fine
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    01-25-2011 08:31 AM
  10. druk75's Avatar
    thanks dad d s 2 7 ......baco already posted the answer in another post. Sorry for teh repition.
    01-25-2011 10:05 AM
  11. druk75's Avatar
    Does anybody feel the battery takes an eternity for a full recharge....

    i noticed that it takes 3.5 hrs for a 95% charge and then just sits there........i switch off the charger and switch it on again and takes another 30 min for 100 %.
    01-27-2011 06:15 AM
  12. font1975's Avatar
    There was a post somewhere about this. Basically, I think you're seeing the management system kicking in.

    It's not good for Li-ion batteries to be 0% or 100% charged for any length of time, so the post I recall reading was hypothesizing that it will take the battery to 100%, then let it run down a little wait, and bring it slowly back up. It also mentioned that the "reporting" system was doing some weird things, too.

    I've noticed this somewhat on my S, too. Some mornings it's at 100% and others it's only at 97%. It also seems to drop from 100% - 90% really fast, then it slows up. In any case, I always make it to the end of the day with anywhere from 40% to 25%, depending how the Word Feud battles are going. (And in my case, they are never going too well)
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    01-27-2011 12:24 PM
  13. dadds27's Avatar
    it helps protect the battery life
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    01-27-2011 02:59 PM
  14. druk75's Avatar
    Thankxs for the info.
    01-27-2011 03:51 PM
  15. neuromatico's Avatar
    .... learn how to put other media files on the Nexus S visit this site: ->FoxReal<-
    No doubt this is a good program, but why pay $35 when there are open source/freeware alternatives? You might want to check out Freemake Video converter: just drag and drop the source file, hit the "to Android" button, and you're done!
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    01-28-2011 05:19 AM
  16. Baconator's Avatar
    No doubt this is a good program, but why pay $35 when there are open source/freeware alternatives? You might want to check out Freemake Video converter: just drag and drop the source file, hit the "to Android" button, and you're done!
    Thanks! I just fixed the OP.
    02-22-2011 10:09 PM
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