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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300MB before unzip
by dindin on Tue 25th Feb 2014 20:41 UTC
dindin
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2006-03-29

But probably will still be less than 1GB after install.

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RE: 300MB before unzip
by gus3 on Tue 25th Feb 2014 21:03 in reply to "300MB before unzip"
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2010-09-02

According to the download page, the zipped package is 200MB. It unzips to 300MB.

Still no excuse for Samsung trying to be the Microsoft Windows of the Android space.

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