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    Quote Originally Posted by AZDroid09 View Post
    You can move apps to the media storage as well, I have several apps that I only use occasionally, mostly games, that I have moved to media area.
    Funny I only noticed that today. What is the advantage of the media area?

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    I picked up a Lexar 16GB Class 6 card so I can put photo's and video on it. I got it for $25 on Amazon so no biggie. I have a spare 32GB class 2 if I really want to put some movies on it to watch on the go but so far that hasn't been a real issue for me.

    What I am curious about and would like to see is a utility app for the D3 like the one for the XOOM where I could use a USB dongle that had a micro USB to USB receiving port to accept thumb drives to support external media. Since the XOOM still doesn't support the microSD card, glad I sold mine off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrews View Post
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    As to why people complain about 512MEG ram, people just like to complain.
    ppl complain b/c it's a legitimate issue. even tho it's DDR2, quite apparently it's not enuf from actual use w constant redraws. If there are constant redraws NOW, how will the device fare in 6mo.s? in 12mo.s? in 18mo.s? in 24mo.s to fullfill the duration of their contract? It has a dualcore power which is yet to be harnessed by developers.. & when it does, will 512MB DDR2 be enough? what's the use of dualcore power if it's crippled by limited RAM? What about when ICS hits come year end? Can it handle it? how much worse are the reDraws going to get if it's already an issue now??

    Internal 'SDCard':
    I want the option to default app data to be saved to my actual SD card. what use are my backup files, my pictures taken from the camera, etc if my phone locks up in one way or another and all my files are stuck in the device. Sure, I can manually transfer them over to the extSD, but how often will that be done? Why does it HAVE to be that, when in fact, it shouldnt have to be that way. We dont exactly wake up knowing a phone is going to break that day.

    My GF's OG Droid just blackscreen'd on her from one minute of txting to another. If that were to happen to the D3, how can I mount/unmount the phone to retrieve files if I cant see where to touch? (Unless it's straight Plug&play). If there's water damage to the device, I would have to wait days of proper drying before risking turning the device back on to retrieve files, but w an external storage as default, I can pull out the card & have my files immediately.

    arent these valid points to be upset about?
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    512meg ram is not the reason there is lag. Sorry, tons of Droid's with 256meg of memory are still running fine with no lag....and that's 1/2 the memory and a 1/4 of the CPU (550mhz cpu vs. 1 ghz dual core cpu).

    It's more on Motorola's blur (application layer...whatever) than the memory. Also stock Android AOSP isn't the fastest for homescreen/launcher refreshes coming out of apps, etc..

    No....people complain about 512meg ram because they like to complain and need something to complain about. If the Droid 3 had 1 gig of ram, there would still be the same lag issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tcrews View Post
    512meg ram is not the reason there is lag. Sorry, tons of Droid's with 256meg of memory are still running fine with no lag....and that's 1/2 the memory and a 1/4 of the CPU (550mhz cpu vs. 1 ghz dual core cpu).

    It's more on Motorola's blur (application layer...whatever) than the memory. Also stock Android AOSP isn't the fastest for homescreen/launcher refreshes coming out of apps, etc..

    No....people complain about 512meg ram because they like to complain and need something to complain about. If the Droid 3 had 1 gig of ram, there would still be the same lag issues.
    i spose i cant speak for everyone in general, but my complaint on 512RAM is derived from my complaint of lags, redraws, etc since 1ghz CPU sounds plenty to me. Maybe it's the size of the cache that's too small? i wouldnt kno specifically, I only have a vague sense of what all these specs mean & how they work together. I spose if we had 1GB of RAM w the same lag issues, then the complaint would just fall back onto MotoBlur for just being such a resource hog. It's just that since blur is so insistant on our devices & commonly believed to bloat down on our performance, then at least give us something that can handle it smoothly along w w/e future updates may come in at least the next 2yrs.

    i dont have much of an issue w ppl complaining as long as it's not excessive & outrageous. I feel it's in our continued dissatisfaction that we continue to propel improvement, but yet still have a level on contentment w what has currently been accomplished.
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    Install launcher pro, and witness ur redraw woes disappear. The first few days I had my D3, I tried to stock home/blur launcher and wasn't happy with it.. setup LP and boom.. pure satisfaction. The 512MB is plenty, and perhaps a later update for blur will improve these issues... but don't count on it. When D3 gets rooted, that's when this beast will truly shine. Gone will be the blur overlay, bloatware, etc and in turn, freed up resources.

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    ..and my complaint about the SD partitioning is that they limited us to roughly 1.5+GBs for apps, w the other partitioned as a virtual SD card.

    while 1.5GBs may seem like an abundance & a non-issue at this point, we have to keep in mind that app size has increased dramatically in the past yr. Iv read in the past few months that the market will soon support apps hundreds of MBs in size (if not already so), might have even said GBs. Having a 1.5GB cap out of a 16GB Internal Memory makes me nervous coming from a Droid1 where they thought 256MB ROM would be more than sufficient to support apps before Apps2SD was made available in Froyo. & even now still using my D1, having push every possible app I could to SD, even pushing ones that arent officially App2SD support, Im still struggling keeping my ROM 30+MB Free (u get the low memory alert @ 25MB & some srvcs like txt msging gets suspended).

    Why cant they just keep it simple the way it already works best and leave one lump of memory w/o the partitioning? Why should i even have to hassle w App2SD when Im spose to have 16GB of internal? & now I have to juggle files between a virtual SD and the actual extSD. grah~!!

    Im anxiously waiting for root so we can finally "FIX" this issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PuneE View Post
    ..and my complaint about the SD partitioning is that they limited us to roughly 1.5+GBs for apps, w the other partitioned as a virtual SD card.

    while 1.5GBs may seem like an abundance & a non-issue at this point, we have to keep in mind that app size has increased dramatically in the past yr. Iv read in the past few months that the market will soon support apps hundreds of MBs in size (if not already so), might have even said GBs. Having a 1.5GB cap out of a 16GB Internal Memory makes me nervous coming from a Droid1 where they thought 256MB ROM would be more than sufficient to support apps before Apps2SD was made available in Froyo. & even now still using my D1, having push every possible app I could to SD, even pushing ones that arent officially App2SD support, Im still struggling keeping my ROM 30+MB Free (u get the low memory alert @ 25MB & some srvcs like txt msging gets suspended).

    Why cant they just keep it simple the way it already works best and leave one lump of memory w/o the partitioning? Why should i even have to hassle w App2SD when Im spose to have 16GB of internal? & now I have to juggle files between a virtual SD and the actual extSD. grah~!!

    Im anxiously waiting for root so we can finally "FIX" this issue.
    Really???? The roughly 2GB for just apps seems plenty... more than enough really.. what do u intend to install that could use so much data?? On my D1, only once did I have, "your running out of room"... and that was a simple fix.. moved 'em to the SDcard..

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    I really like how moto did the memory for the d3. When you do apps2sd it puts it into the media storage. So, in a way, you still get 16gigs to install apps, while being able to swap out sd cards at will.

    My d1 I never removed my sd card because I was afraid of what would happen with all my apps moved to sd card. You don't get that with d3.

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