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Initial post: Dec 2, 2012 9:43:26 AM PST
SuzyD says:
I have the 1st Gen Fire, and am looking to upgrade, but have a couple of questions, which customer service was surprisingly unable to answer, neither by phone nor by email. They're usually excellent, but I guess there are new people for the holidays, on the phone there was definitely a tech-gap, and possibly a language issue as well. But I digress ....

Anyway, this should be easy enough for anyone with an HD in their hands.

My first question is about *app* storage space. On my Fire, you tap on the tools icon in the upper right, then select More, and go to Device, where it shows both the Application Storage amt (1.17GB) and the Internal Storage amt (5.37GB).

What does your HD Fire say? Ideally I'd like to hear from both 16GB and 32GB owners, to see whether there's a difference, and if so, how much.

My second question is regarding transferring apps. The HD description talks about Whispersync for Apps -- does this work retroactively, preserving your app data from a previous installation? (I know I can download a "blank" app from the cloud, I'm asking about the data specific to you: reminders in a calendar app, game levels, etc.) Or does the Whispersync only work forward, for apps installed onto the HD?

Finally, when an app that works on regular Fire is "not compatible" with the HD, does that mean it's completely unusable? Or will the graphics just not be as good as they otherwise would be?

Any of your HD experiences would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks much!

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 10:23:21 AM PST
Mine says 11.86GB of 12.90GB space available. in my 16 GB machine
Ive got a lot of books and PDF files on mine including 500MB of apps.
Withe the new OS the app space and content its one, The Fire treats it all as one chunk of diskspace.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 10:30:02 AM PST
Just Theo says:
For the app and whispersync, I think it will be up to the app. If the app has your data stored on a server somewhere, you should be good to go. If not, check and see if you have a setting to back up your data....most apps that require you to sign in will have this backup feature... but not all of them. Most calendars also have that back up feature and you can upload most recent calenders.

As for the says that it's specifically for Game Circle games and Facebook games.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 10:47:36 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 2, 2012 10:53:22 AM PST
SuzyD says:
Liberty Spirit:

Thanks for your reply. From the reading I've done, the separate allotment for apps is an Android thing, so I'm not sure whether Amazon was able to get around that -- but I sure hope it's true. Most of my content is apps (books go back to the cloud, once read), and my Fire has been complaining long and hard -- hence the upgrade.

I hope it's not that Amazon decided to tuck that info elsewhere, or hide it altogether, but that you can really use all of your space as you wish -- that woild be *so* great.


In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 10:50:45 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 2, 2012 10:54:20 AM PST
SuzyD says:
Zombie Turkey TryptoTheo:

Thank you for the information -- not what I wanted to hear, but it's good to know, just the same. Game Circle and FB is pretty limited, and only games, too. I guess this is a feature that still needs to mature a bit.

Thanks again for taking the time to post.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 10:54:54 AM PST
SeaLevel274 says:
It's not an Android thing based on what I see my on Nexus 7. There is internal storage, and it's shared by apps, pictures/video, audio, downloads, cached data and misc.

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 11:20:29 AM PST
It is an Android thing, older versions split the memory. Newest versions don't. the fire hd is 4.1 (Ice Cream Sandwich?)

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 2, 2012 1:00:00 PM PST
Just Theo says:
No problem.
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