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  1. lerimer's Avatar
    I love the device. Its probably the best windows phone I've ever had. Just one thing wrong with the device. The 16gb that AT&T has up us with. The OS its self is 4.2gb big. We need Microsoft allow apps to be installed on the SD cards. I hope that 8.1 has the option to install apps to SD cards.
    Last edited by Dave Blake; 11-26-2013 at 10:10 AM.
    11-24-2013 11:51 PM
  2. TravelBro's Avatar
    I ordered a 64GB San Disk ultra
    11-24-2013 11:54 PM
  3. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    Yeah i definitely won't be downloading games and then forgetting i downloaded them like i did on my 920/928/1020....i was looking at my phone and i was like Wow...what the heck is using so much memory that i am down to like 9.8 GB
    11-24-2013 11:59 PM
  4. lerimer's Avatar
    Same here. Got the full memory warning earlier. So I basically deleted all the games from it. I also have a 64GB SD installed, but Microsoft doesn't allow apps to be installed on SD cards. Just music and videos....

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    11-25-2013 12:17 AM
  5. cayano's Avatar
    The same here, I got mine yesterday and after installing all my apps I had only 4 GB left. I have a 32 GB micro SD card, but it does not help with the apps. I am thinking to return it, swallow 35 restocking fee, and wait the 32GB version. I do not understand ATT mentality.
    11-25-2013 12:27 AM
  6. lerimer's Avatar
    I'm considering doing the same thing, but knowing AT&T we probably won't see the 32gb one till spring.

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    11-25-2013 12:41 AM
  7. lerimer's Avatar
    I don't understand how phone manufacturers let the carriers decide on their products. Microsoft and Nokia should learn from Apple on this one. No one tells apple what to do with their phones. I believe that's how it should be.


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    11-25-2013 12:43 AM
  8. TravelBro's Avatar
    I don't understand how phone manufacturers let the carriers decide on their products. Microsoft and Nokia should learn from Apple on this one. No one tells apple what to do with their phones. I believe that's how it should be.


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    Check this out and let me know if it works. You can test it with Halo Sparta:

    http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/ho...rom-an-sd-card
    11-25-2013 12:45 AM
  9. lerimer's Avatar
    Check this out and let me know if it works. You can test it with Halo Sparta:

    How do I install apps from an SD card? | Windows Phone How-to (United States)
    it s a no-go... Placing the app in the SD card will just tell the phone that the app is there and the phone will then transfer it to its internal storage...
    11-25-2013 01:21 AM
  10. Wilguens Joachin's Avatar
    I ordered a 64GB San Disk ultra
    I did the same.
    11-25-2013 01:26 AM
  11. TenTwelve's Avatar
    You need to cut back on the apps my friend. I had my 920 loaded up with all manner of useless apps and they still only equaled about 10 gb. Might be time to remove some of the talking animals and fart machines.
    11-25-2013 08:13 AM
  12. Nogitsune Micah's Avatar
    I don't understand how phone manufacturers let the carriers decide on their products. Microsoft and Nokia should learn from Apple on this one. No one tells apple what to do with their phones. I believe that's how it should be.


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    Its a pretty simple concept. When Nokia and Microsoft begin selling at apple levels with their devices then you will likely see them having a larger voice.

    When you are at the bottom, so to speak, you can't just boss carriers around because they don't need you as much as you need them. Sad fact is, if att stopped carrying windows phones, it would not hurt att anywhere as near as if they stopped carrying iPhones.
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    11-25-2013 09:54 AM
  13. Bruce Carroll's Avatar
    The even more simply concept is that Microsoft and Nokia won't be able to sell at Apple levels if AT&T keeps making bonehead decisions on trying to sell their product. I swear, I think AT&T sells Windows solely as for leverage against Apple and Samsung.

    I had a online discussion with Microsoft at one point about how AT&T was doing them wrong concerning patches. Microsoft really didn't seem to give a crap and kept telling me to talk to the manufacturer. And then said "Have a nice day" and cut me off. For real?

    Wait till Apple funds their own wireless infrastructure. Nokia and Microsoft will cut bait
    Joe Acerbic likes this.
    11-25-2013 10:52 AM
  14. TravelBro's Avatar
    You need to cut back on the apps my friend. I had my 920 loaded up with all manner of useless apps and they still only equaled about 10 gb. Might be time to remove some of the talking animals and fart machines.
    Lol at the talking animals and fart machines..

    Yeah to the op... Delete all of the att apps you will not use. I will delete all att apps
    11-25-2013 11:11 AM
  15. cckgz4's Avatar
    Um, I think had they not cut down the specs they did, it wouldn't be priced at the way it is
    snowmutt and gsquared like this.
    11-25-2013 04:50 PM
  16. fzhengnyc's Avatar
    Um, I think had they not cut down the specs they did, it wouldn't be priced at the way it is
    That is right.
    11-25-2013 05:13 PM
  17. mmcpher's Avatar
    So the utility of saving apps to the SD Card then sideloading them to the phone is that you can do it from your desktop and avoid data charges? Otherwise what's the point? Maybe it would be faster to sideload than to download directly to the phone? In cases when you wanted to install the same apps on a new phone. So you'd only incur data charges when updating (unless you went to the trouble of downloading updates to the SD and then sideloading).

    I recall this same issue with Blackberry phones awhile back. There was some advancement IIRC and even some 3rd party programs that allowed running from SD. But that created a lot of performance issues, so having larger internal memory is much more preferable than being able to run off SD, although it might be some high-performance cards would allow decent results. By the time BB got up to 16g of internal memory, there was no issue. I never ran more than a few, usually small games, and also didn't mind the incentive to houseclean the device periodically, to cull out the apps I needed and used and to discard the rest. There are frequent OS leaks and upgrades with BB, so a lot of time and data was spent re-downloading apps which might have been helped if I stored them on the SD, particularly since backup and restore functions continue to be spotty.
    11-25-2013 06:43 PM
  18. rory753's Avatar
    back in the day on windows phone 7, there was a way to make is so your samsung focus could read from the SD card. is there anyway to trick the OS to include the SD card as part of it's built in memory?
    11-25-2013 06:50 PM
  19. manicottiK's Avatar
    back in the day on windows phone 7, there was a way to make is so your samsung focus could read from the SD card. is there anyway to trick the OS to include the SD card as part of it's built in memory?
    WP7 was a very different OS and treated the SD card quite differently. When WP7 started up, it reformatted the SD card, encrypted it so that it couldn't be used in any other device (including your computer), and then treated the internal memory and the SD card as a single storage volume (sort of like a RAID 0 stripe set). Effectively, the phone and the SD card became an inseparable pair, but the total storage did increase and could be used for anything. The down side was that you can never remove that card or the phone would effectively master reset as the book partition would appear to be damaged.
    11-25-2013 07:05 PM
  20. lerimer's Avatar
    Its a pretty simple concept. When Nokia and Microsoft begin selling at apple levels with their devices then you will likely see them having a larger voice.

    When you are at the bottom, so to speak, you can't just boss carriers around because they don't need you as much as you need them. Sad fact is, if att stopped carrying windows phones, it would not hurt att anywhere as near as if they stopped carrying iPhones.



    true, but you have to remember that since day 1 apple never let any carrier tell them what to do. That's why there is no preinstalled carrier software, no carrier startup screen and updates don't go thru the carriers. And in the beginning noone wanted the iPhone. In the USA Cingular Wireless took on the gamble and won.





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    11-26-2013 03:05 AM
  21. lerimer's Avatar
    I wouldn't mind if windows used the SD card again like it did in windows phone 7. I rearly remove my SD card. If the did it be nice to reformat it to default though. I remember I had a 32gb in my focus and had to throw away the card after I sold the focus because I could never get it to work again.

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    11-26-2013 03:13 AM
  22. lerimer's Avatar
    You need to cut back on the apps my friend. I had my 920 loaded up with all manner of useless apps and they still only equaled about 10 gb. Might be time to remove some of the talking animals and fart machines.



    I wish it was that easy. I love my fart apps!!! Lol





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    11-26-2013 03:15 AM
  23. TenTwelve's Avatar
    I wish it was that easy. I love my fart apps!!! Lol





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    Who doesn't?
    11-26-2013 07:59 AM
  24. Phrozty's Avatar
    Is there some app or something that will list the specific breakdown of memory usage for each folder/app/etc?
    11-26-2013 10:03 AM
  25. metalchick719's Avatar
    Is there some app or something that will list the specific breakdown of memory usage for each folder/app/etc?
    Storage Check under Settings.
    11-26-2013 10:06 AM
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