Use memory card as application storage? Hello all, Over the years, I hce accumulated many games and applications for Android. My issue with this tablet is the 8GB of storage. Once I install many of my games (some of which take up 500MB or more), I run out of room quickly.
The device as shipped only has 4.3GB of free storage space. That seems pretty low and an 8GB device.
Anyway, my question is... Is there any way to use the memory card expansion as application storage? Or can it only be used for data/music/videos/etc?
I must however disagree with K. Leonard who says there is NO way to save your pics, documents, movies, etc - because I have been able to do exactly that, and they can be moved back & forth using the "my files" app - I will point out however, that, some apps will not recognize their data if it is moved to the SD card, so it is dependent on the application - some allow it, some don't - the Zinio magazine app does not, and it did not take me long to fill the available storage.
I have just spent over 2 hours on the phone with Samsung tech support. The bottom line is that there is NO way to save your pics, documents, movies etc to the external storage. NO WAY. not even copy to clipboard. The external storage can be loaded with files from PC then accessed through the "my files" app. Big deal. If I had known this, I would not have purchased the device.
No go for me if I can't move my apps to sd card. I was using a rooted LG Optimus V and was happy moving apps to sd card. It was indeed diappointing to find out that though I can use a 32 gb card, it is not for apps, but only for music, photos and video. This puppy is going back. I have a whole bunch of apps, that I want an option to be available to me. Sad indeed.
This problem has been confirmed by many tech news outlets and forums. App to SD has been standard on Froyo and Honeycomb so one would think this will be standard on ICS (4.0). With any new OS, expect oversights and errors. Expect a fix in future updates... knock on wood.
4.3GB of storage may be enough for most Android users, however, once I install a handful of games that require additional data to be downloaded as well as the well over 100+ games/apps, it completely drains my memory.
No, I dont need them all installed at the same time, but in a next generation device, it would be nice to be able to do so.
Will Samsung be coming out with a 16 or 32G version of this device?
Hmmm, you're right, looks like this is mainly a phone-only app. There are only 7-8 scattered tablet user reviews; and about half say it doesn't work for them. Hundreds of happy phone users. The app's details page lists many limitations/restrictions/conditions for usage. Expand the description on the "overview" tab.
There *should* be an app for this function on tablets, though I think Samsung/Android intended the external storage on this device to be for files only...