12-26-2012 02:54 PM
Atrix HD owner here. Overall I'm happy with the device but the implementation of internal versus external storage makes this device extremely unattractive. 8 GB on board storage with only 4 GB accessible by the user? It doesn't take much to fill up those 4 GB and once you hit ~700 MB you get low storage space warnings. Many apps are looking for an SD card to store applications to - but they can't because the 4 GB is listed on the device as an SD card. The microSD is 'External 1'.
Motorola - you really need to pick up the pace and enable moving apps to the SD card. At this point I'm willing to risk voiding my warranty and causing damage to my device to flip internal and external storage so Android sees my 32 GB card as the internal storage. The only widget I use on my home screen is the circles widget. I have had to stop gaming on my Android device because of the storage issue. I'm afraid to put anything on the phone for fear I will bust through internal storage and there won't be any apps released that allow me to change the storage location without rooting.
12-26-2012 03:43 PM
12-26-2012 04:40 PM
Actually, when I remove the 32 GB microSD card from my device any of the applications I have downloaded and installed through the marketplace disappear and only reappear after the card has been inserted and properly mounted. The functionality is still in there and should be allowed to be used. There are many things inside the Atrix HD that were once in ICS and/or should have been accessible from day one that were taken out of the final Jelly Bean OTA. I can live with a lot of things, but the storage restriction is insane considering many applications can easily be 1 GB on their own. Games, yes, but if we have bought into Google's ecosystem we should be able to use the apps we purchased and expand the memory of our devices.
I miss Gingerbread....
01-06-2013 01:09 PM
Seriously dissapointed in this. One of the reasons I chose the HD over the One X is because of the SD availability. This is a Google issue - go to any S3 forum and they've got the same complaint. Would think there would be a workaround available, though.
02-14-2013 08:08 AM
You would really need to mod the phone to get that to work if your lucky. We cant discuss modding on this site. And there is no older OS that the HD had that had apps to SD. I really don't like it this way myself. I got an HTC one x+ with a 64Gb internal so I wont have the limited space that this change has caused.
05-22-2013 11:22 AM
06-20-2013 06:28 PM
If I remember correctly after reading a few articles on the matter, it's not native to ICS (and Jelly Bean) to move apps to the SD card. I know that Samsung has an update for the S4 to allow apps to be moved to the SD card.
06-21-2013 09:10 AM
What's the chance of Motorola providing a similar update, allowing the apps to be used/stored from the SD card? I know Canada's Atrix HDs recently received an update to 4.2.2. Does this update provide this capability?