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10th February 2014, 10:16 PM   |  #1  
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I have the 32GB N5, and currently have about 500MB free. That seems like it should be enough to me, but Android obviously thinks differently. I called Google Nexus support and talked to someone who had zero knowledge/training, so no help there, they just told me to delete stuff until the message disappeared(which I find to be an insulting "solution").

My question is, is this message a bug? And/or what is the minimum amount of space that needs to be left unused for all of the "system functions" to work correctly.

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10th February 2014, 10:23 PM   |  #2  
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I have the 32GB N5, and currently have about 500MB free. That seems like it should be enough to me, but Android obviously thinks differently. I called Google Nexus support and talked to someone who had zero knowledge/training, so no help there, they just told me to delete stuff until the message disappeared(which I find to be an insulting "solution"). My question is, is this message a bug? And/or what is the minimum amount of space that needs to be left unused for all of the "system functions" to work correctly.

My appreciation to anyone who can answer this question.

no, not a bug. thats how it is on every android device. on the first generation devices, it was 100mb, on later devices its 400-500mb. you phone needs about 300-500mb to really function, this space is used by caches. i go past this point fairly often with my device(s), and usually delete/move photos to get my storage memory back.
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I have the 32GB N5, and currently have about 500MB free. That seems like it should be enough to me, but Android obviously thinks differently. I called Google Nexus support and talked to someone who had zero knowledge/training, so no help there, they just told me to delete stuff until the message disappeared(which I find to be an insulting "solution").

My question is, is this message a bug? And/or what is the minimum amount of space that needs to be left unused for all of the "system functions" to work correctly.

My appreciation to anyone who can answer this question.

I know this is for the Nexus 7 but the same logic applies running out of storage space - 500MB Warningl

Hope this helps you
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10th February 2014, 10:32 PM   |  #4  
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Now I'm really wishing the N5 had an SD card slot. Thanks for the info, you would think Google would be more forth coming with that info.
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Now I'm really wishing the N5 had an SD card slot. Thanks for the info, you would think Google would be more forth coming with that info.

Same feeling here bro, but the next best thing is a USB OTG with an SD card
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