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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RE[2]: My hope
by fretinator on Tue 29th Jun 2010 22:03 UTC 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[3]: My hope
by Eugenia on Tue 29th Jun 2010 22:24 in reply to "RE[2]: My hope"
Eugenia Member since:
2005-06-28

You mean "internal storage", not RAM. This is not PalmOS. ;-) ;-)

BTW, I don't have any email account on the Mail app, and still I'm out of space. And I got 512 MB instead of your 256 MB. ;-)

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RE[4]: My hope
by fretinator on Wed 30th Jun 2010 02:54 in reply to "RE[3]: My hope"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

You're right, I still love the old classic Palm OS. I remember one of the first apps I always installed was an app that let me run programs off the storage card. Window's mobiles (aka CE) always had that feature.

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RE[3]: My hope
by fretinator on Wed 30th Jun 2010 17:37 in reply to "RE[2]: My hope"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

For the record - I installed the K9 open-source email app and it does MUCH better at this. I did find out, though, that this is a common problem due to the way the storage card is handled when the phone is connected to a computer. When connected via USB, the drive gets mounted by the computer, and is no longer available for phone applications. Thus, many phone apps (including even K9), shy away from putting their databases on the storage card, for fear it will 'go away'. K9 just does a better job of keeping things clean, and even provides a purge button.

I think that the storage card issue is bogus. Apps should do 1 of two things, both of which I am fine with:

1. Use a local database for caching. When the storage card is unavailable, try to get by with the local cache until the card becomes avaialable. This does create a lot of extra work for the developer, more so on the read site (making sure everything the user needs is available),

2. If your app stores important stuff on the storage card (like an email app should), then just don't allow using the app when the storage card is not available. You can easily make this a setting in the app (use storage card or not), and if "use storage card" is true, and the card is not available, just give the use a message saying the card is not available. How many times does a user really need to connect their phone to the computer AND use the email on the phone. Give me a break!!!

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