Linked by David Adams on Tue 29th Jun 2010 18:30 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Starting today, Nexus One users will begin to receive the Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo) over-the-air software update on their phones. This update provides some great new features including support for making your handset a portable hotspot and support for Adobe Flash within the browser.
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My hope
by fretinator on Tue 29th Jun 2010 20:20 UTC
fretinator
Member since:
2005-07-06

I have a Samsung Moment running 2.1. I would really like to have 2.2 so I can install apps on the storage card. As it is, I am always out of phone storage, and I have to uninstall most of my apps - some of them, like Documents To Go, I really hate having to uninstall after buying. I probably have 20 apps that I have purchased but I cannot use due to main phone storage limitations, Unfortunately, Sprint just updated the phone to 2.1 a couple months ago, and from what I have read, the chances of them updating are pretty low.

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RE: My hope
by Eugenia on Tue 29th Jun 2010 20:45 in reply to "My hope"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

You're not alone. Prior to installing Froyo yesterday I had to uninstall apps from my Nexus One because I ran out of internal storage too (512 MB internal storage is simply not enough, because it's shared with caches and what not).

The vast majority of Android phones don't come with a lot of internal storage. Even the even more popular EVO only has 1 GB in it -- which is too low in today's world. And Froyo is not the answer to the small internal storage problems because the apps must specifically support the installation to the SD card. Realistically speaking, many apps will never get updated to that end I'm afraid.

Edited 2010-06-29 20:46 UTC

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RE[2]: My hope
by fretinator on Tue 29th Jun 2010 22:03 in reply to "RE: My hope"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

Whee! I finally figured out where all my phone storage was going. I only have 256MB with the Samsung Moment. As a hunch, I deleted by Yahoo and school email accounts from the built-in Moxier mail applications. It quite a while (it looked locked up, but it wasn't), but all of the sudden, my free phone storage went from 22MB to 148MB. Their built-in mail app (not the Gmail app) must be too dumb to store the mail on the storage card, and must have been storing it in ram. How stupid is that!!

I guess I will go back to checking my Yahoo and school email via the web browser, unless I can find an email client for Android that doesn't store the mail in RAM!

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RE[2]: My hope
by stabbyjones on Tue 29th Jun 2010 22:51 in reply to "RE: My hope"
stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

apps can be moved to sd in 2.2 without having to root your phone so internal storage isn't as important.

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