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Android Storage basic question

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    Android Storage basic question

    Hi, I have a question related to RAM and storage and how android uses them. I see the applications I installed and did not move using app2sd are on my RAM (1GB on my atrix) and applications i moved using app2sd are on my external storage (16GB). I would like to know when is the internal storage used? (8GB). currently all of it is free.. . Can someone detail me on this please.?

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    You are actually using the internal storage all the time and apps are not stored on your external SD. The Atrix has two partition, the internal storage, and the "SD card" which is actually a partition within the total storage on the phone. Your External SD card is reserved and used only to store music/pictures/videos and any file you put on it. So when you move apps in between storage's, you are just moving them from your internal storage to the Internal SD card.
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    RAM is where your programs RUN, not where they are STORED.

    Why do you feel the need to use app2sd? The "app" space on the Atrix is 1.9GB, which is plenty of space. I have quite a few app on my phone and I still have 1.1GB available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerGoggles View Post
    RAM is where your programs RUN, not where they are STORED.

    Why do you feel the need to use app2sd? The "app" space on the Atrix is 1.9GB, which is plenty of space. I have quite a few app on my phone and I still have 1.1GB available.
    From the Specs, I understand Atrix has only 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. But as you said I see 2GB Application storage on my phone. Is this storage different from internal storage?.

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    Is a partition within that storage reserved for apps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srsgonu View Post
    From the Specs, I understand Atrix has only 1GB RAM and 16GB internal storage. But as you said I see 2GB Application storage on my phone. Is this storage different from internal storage?.
    Like Rob says, the 16GB internal storage is broken into smaller areas. ~2GB for programs and ~11GB for data storage (and some other smaller areas for system, cache, etc.).


 

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