Smartphone Frustration

6.9 GB or 7.3 GB Free

What you see here is frustrating me to death right now. I have an HTC Evo 4g smartphone, which came with an 8 GB flash card. However, it only has 400 MB or so of onboard memory and all of that is being used by apps and cellphone stuff that is not dispensable. In other words, I’m having to uninstall things like Angry Birds and Cut the Rope in order to keep my email running and etc. The flash card is almost empty, but can’t be used1. I don’t load music or video or other memory intensive things on my phone, that’s what I have an ipod for. Why can’t I use the flash card?

I know, I know, I’m complaining about issues that are not exactly life threatening, but you’d think our cellphone overlords would make it easy to, you know, use their products! I’m not particularly interested in rooting the phone, because I don’t need another device that I have to worry about being an IT specialist for. I just want the damn thing to work.

Where’s my implantable brain chip?

  1. At least, I haven’t figured out how to use it []
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6 Responses to Smartphone Frustration

  1. Chris says:

    I also found this discussion on how to move even uncooperative applications to SD.

    http://www.bongizmo.com/blog/moving-all-android-apps-to-sdcard-apps2sd-froyo/

    Of course I haven’t tried it, because I don’t have an Android phone.

  2. Bill Ruhsam says:

    I’ve moved all the apps that allow it (or that I don’t mind having inaccessible when it’s tethered). I’ll have to check out that post, Chris, next time I’m at my pc.

  3. Kim says:

    Yep, I’ve moved over everything that I can, and still find I need to delete games to keep space open for more “necessary” things. (Evo owner here as well…)

  4. Bill Ruhsam says:

    Kim: I know, right? Four of the five apps at the top of my “storage used” sort cannot be transferred to the SD card. Why? No idea. I’ve thought about trying their competitors, but I’m lazy and don’t feel like going through the transition.

  5. Cindy says:

    First World Problems—Ben should send you that song its highly applicable to your situation.

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