16 gig internal storage?

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    Why is my bionic only showing 8 gigs? :angry:
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    Bloatware and some system files take up the rest.

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    Don't be angry... Be informed...
    The 16g were divided up into; 4g system, 4g apps & 8g user storage
    . Some believe this is so that it complies with the structure setup for ICS (ice cream sandwich) allowing for a smoother transition/upgrade.



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    LOL...Not really angry. Just wondered where my storage was. I can understand the way it is and why it is divided. Thanks.
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    Haha, I was so peeved until I found out, that I called moto thinking I'd been duped into a bait and switch, lol

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    Thanks for solving this mystery for me as well!

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    What is the largest size card we can fit in the Bionic?
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    It's actually 8 gig system dedicated memory and 8 gig user dedicated.
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    32 I believe.
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    Yeah I have a 32GB that I took out from my Thunderbolt. Works great.

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    Thanks!
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    Actually the correct, and more specific, answer was given in post #3 above: 4GB/4GB/8GB.
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    I don't believe that's correct. The 8 gig user useable part of the internal storage is not partitioned. I could be wrong, but am pretty sure it isn't.
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    Well I know for the D3 you have 2GB of the 16 internal for apps. As it stands right now it shows 11GB left for storage on mine so i'm guessing its not partitioned 4/4/8. That is if its like the D3.

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    Yes, and yes. Yes it IS how the internal storage is broken down. And yes, you're correct that the 8GB user portion (the "media area" ) is not further partitioned.

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    I think I finally see where the misunderstanding is. You are thinking that I'm saying that the 8GB "user area" (actually called the media area) is somehow split 4G/4G. That's not what I'm saying.

    It's the 8GB NON-user area that is split: 4GB for Android system files and 4GB for apps. So, once again, the 16GB onboard storage is formatted:

    4GB system files (not user accessible)
    4GB app storage (not accessible for any other files)
    8GB media area (open storage for any purpose)

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