Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 25th Feb 2014 20:03 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless

If you ever wanted to know why some people - including myself - have such a negative opinion of Samsung devices, consider the following. Let's take the latest CyanogenMod ROM for, say, my Find 51, and add the latest Google Apps package, and it totals at about 300 MB. That's the complete, fully functional Android operating system with all the Google applications and services.

The ROM on the Galaxy S5 takes up a whopping 8 GB.

No wonder Samsung swears by SD card slots.

1 I actually run OmniROM.

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RE[3]: 8GB
by kurkosdr on Wed 26th Feb 2014 14:07 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: 8GB"
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The HTC, I can just plug in and it appears as a USB Mass Storage device. Easy peasy. The SGS4...ah, well, MTP 'gov.

To be fair, the USB mass storage option was abandoned in 4.x when Google decided to unify the space for user files (aka "internal SD") with the space intended for apps. It's all MTP now, try to find the USB mass storage option on a Nexus 5 if you don't believe me. It's not just a Samsung thing.

Edited 2014-02-26 14:10 UTC

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