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Prompt [Q] New Note low storage

O.K. I didn't go for the mid level or high level storage unit, I went with the 16GB as with my Acer A500 on ICS had 16GB with 9-10GB free.
I power on my new Note and my apps start to load up from Google Play, and i start getting a message that only 2.9 - 2.8- 2.6 GB of internal storage left.

I checked the 16GB of space and what do i find,

System memory: 4.21 (OS right?)
Used Space: 8.33GB

Cached: 409MB
Misc: 800MB

and only 2.28GB avaliable!!!!


Is this because of JB? I just never though Android would ever catch up to space requirements of windows OS'.

If anyone can give me a few suggestion on how to lower this usage I would appreciate it, as i do have about 7-8GB of music i would normally carry directly on my device.
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Yes get an SD card and move the music to it. Also make sure all photos are going to the external card.
Use lecture notes instead of snote and make sure it is using the external card.

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O.K. I didn't go for the mid level or high level storage unit, I went with the 16GB as with my Acer A500 on ICS had 16GB with 9-10GB free.
I power on my new Note and my apps start to load up from Google Play, and i start getting a message that only 2.9 - 2.8- 2.6 GB of internal storage left.

I checked the 16GB of space and what do i find,

System memory: 4.21 (OS right?)
Used Space: 8.33GB

Cached: 409MB
Misc: 800MB

and only 2.28GB avaliable!!!!


Is this because of JB? I just never though Android would ever catch up to space requirements of windows OS'.

If anyone can give me a few suggestion on how to lower this usage I would appreciate it, as i do have about 7-8GB of music i would normally carry directly on my device.
Search for foldermount. You can mount ext sdcard directories as internal. Problem solved. You must be rooted...

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I have already ordered a 64G card, was planning to use it just for music. However the question still remains, is this JB thats so large or is it Samsung?

I look at my S3 running 4.1.2 (Stock OTA) its a 16GB device also, and it stands like this:
Total: 11.95GB
App: 2.01GB
Pic, Vid: 1.28GB
Audio: 83.84MB
Downloads: 2.75MB
Misc: 138MB
Avaliable Space: 7.96GB

So it leads me to believe its alot of bloat from Sammy for the Note devices.
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I have already ordered a 64G card, was planning to use it just for music. However the question still remains, is this JB thats so large or is it Samsung?

I look at my S3 running 4.1.2 (Stock OTA) its a 16GB device also, and it stands like this:
Total: 11.95GB
App: 2.01GB
Pic, Vid: 1.28GB
Audio: 83.84MB
Downloads: 2.75MB
Misc: 138MB
Avaliable Space: 7.96GB

So it leads me to believe its alot of bloat from Sammy for the Note devices.
It's both. JB is relatively huge, and Samsung adds about 1GB of their own apps including s-pen support, etc..

Even my 16GB only had like 12 GB free right out of the box.

Your expectations are a bit strange, even your S3 example above, shows that just the OS alone takes about 4.1 GB.
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