Storage & Space Management On the Nexus!

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  1. Preach2k

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    How could we manage The storage space on the Nexus 32GB when it is released. If you love Movies and Music we know how much space that they eat up on our Microsd Cards and with the Nexus have 32GB. Some may say that it is more then enough space while others who have a lot of movies and music might say it is not enough. I found this on another forum about how to manage your memory. I hope that it helps some of you out there.

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    Yup, just make sure the micro USB to female usb is an "OTG" cable. The first one pictured will NOT work, but the one he uses in video is good. Its sucks having to carry a seperate cable and usb card reader, but I find myself only taking them when needed, when traveling. Verizon sells them for $20 or get them on ebay for <$5 but it takes a month. I have two 16gb sd cards from old phones that are able to hold my movies and music. And the cards or hotswapable, meaning I can switch them without a reboot.
     
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    Option 2 will not work on the Galaxy Nexus :( It's unfortunate because that is one of the big things that let me look past the lack of an SD card slot, and it is taking a step back in technology.

    Galaxy Nexus does not support USB Mass Storage, and is unable to interface this way with any USB storage. ICS allows it, but Galaxy Nexus' internal storage technology is not compatible.

    This also means that plugging the GNex into a USB cord, to run to your car stereo, will not work. Basically anything that normally communicates through USB, will not communicate with the GNex. It uses a USB cord, but not the USB storage format.
     
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    I guarantee it will work! If it doesn't out of the box it will with a custom kernel. Out of the box it should have the drivers to work with i/o devices and cameras. I WOULDN'T be surprised if it lacks the ability to read external Storage devices, but that's a quick mod away ;). Its been so long time since I was stock on Xoom so I'm not 100% sure what stock can do. Once rooted and the kernels or ROM's have the mod baked into them, it will be second nature. It may be as simple as getting a USB listener APP that mounts once it detects a USB storage device. This is already available and should be compatable with ICS, or will need to be updated. (Not sure about the truck connection.)

    I can't wait for the Devs to BLOW MY MIND! I just hope I can afford to donate to them all, I may have to pick and choose.
     
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    Actually, you're wrong, kinda. I think you're confusing a couple terms. USB Mass Storage and USB Host are not remotely the same thing. Mass Storage is for mounting to a computer, where Host is reserved for input devices. There's been a lot of speculation whether or not the G-nex would support USB Host. ICS supports it, but sadly the G-nex does not.... out of the box. However, the kernel in the G-nex definitely supports the functionality - so it's either up to Google or our dev community to enable this function. Anyway, sooner or later, YES you will be able to use USB Host on your G-nex.

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    Image source: So, You Want More Storage Space... - Page 2 - Android Forums
     
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    I wonder why you say it will not work. I understand that the Nexus S does it. Why would it be different on the GN?

    Edit : I just read the recent posts. Time to relax.

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    Awesome! That proves it there! I wonder how many mount points there will be? On Xoom there is an external1 (SD Card), SD Card (Internal Memory), usbdisk (for USB thumb drives and SD card readers). Its confusing how the labeling is particularly having the internal memory named SD Card, but that's just a name. With the proper connection I can hook up an NTFS external HD, microSD card reader, a 2.4 ghz receiver to wirelessly connect a keyboard and mouse all at the same time! If you are willing to carry the cable an equipment you should have no storage problems.

    Or get the seagate goflex satellite. It even has an Android app to stream music and movies.

    In a pinch CWM can read contents from SD card hooked through microUSB. (The mount time is Looong when connecting device to PC. So its quicker to stick it on SD and mount in CWM. Or if you are missing or away from USB Cable.)
     
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    Just keep the movies your going to watch on your phone and delete it when your finished. Another option is to use the adapter with the usb memory or external hard drive. 32 gb shouldn't be an issue, even for movie watchers and people with a lot of music. Many options :D

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    I read that too, but as of right now the only thing certain, is it does not support USB OTG out of the box. Whether or not it can be enabled by a dev, remains speculation at this point. Even though the files are in ICS because it is an ICS feature, the hardware on the SGN might not be capable of ever enabling it. I really hope they can enable it too, but it just seems like for a vanilla phone this thing is locked down quite a bit.

    Ice Cream Sandwich Supports USB Mass Storage, Galaxy Nexus Does Not | Gadget Helpline
     
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    I understand what you're getting at, but again USB Host has absolutely nothing to do with USB Mass Storage. Mass Storage cannot and never will work on the G-nex. USB Host on the other hand already works for certain things, devs just need to figure out how to make it work for usb thumb drives.
     
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    Yeah, as stated above, you're confusing two different functions. The article you linked says nothing of OTG. The way that the partitioning is the Mass Storage won't work the way that it does on say an OG. It has to do with the internal memory of the device, which when using it as a USB OTG host doesn't take internal memory partitioning into account.
     
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    Just wanted to verify something. If I plug in the nexus to my computer (and enable debugging mode) will I be limited in terms of what I can drag onto (and off of) my phone from/to my pc?
     
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