Originally Posted by WerBn
Why does my internal memory shows as "Memory Card"?
I have an internal phone memory of 2GB and no memory card.
I don't get it.
If I understand your post correctly it's simply the way your phone was designed. I know it's how a lot of Samsung phones work. IMO it's a poor design choice, but with good intentions. The idea behind it is apparently to increase your safety & privacy.
Here's how my phone breaks down. I have a 16GB Samsung Epic Touch 4G. On my phone this shows up as...
1.97GB - Internal Storage
11.50GB - USB Storage
Basically, in my case, what Samsung did was to take the 16GB of physical memory in the phone and to separate it into two partitions. The first being the smaller internal storage. This 2GB is meant to be the equivalent of your main drive, the remainder is the USB storage which is used as a "fake" SD card (for lack of a better term). All of the apps you download and install are limited to these sections. You can add a physical SD card in order to have more space to store pictures and videos that you take or to store things like music.
I was told they did this because many apps allow you to move them to the SD card and there is a privacy issue if someone were to steal your phone or more specifically you SD card. Your phone can be password protected so to some degree it's protected from the average phone thief, where as in most cases anyone with a computer would be able to read your SD card. They could potentially get a lot of personal information from that SD card. Things like usernames, passwords, financial information, contact information... pretty much anything that you could put on that SD card. By separating the two in this way it helps limit where you're able to store things like apps and personal information and in turn that limits what a potential thief would have access to. In theory they would only get some pictures and videos that you've taken, but all of the apps and other personal information would be somewhat protected on the internal memory itself assuming your phone was secured with a passcode. My advice is to just tell yourself that despite it being labeled "Memory Card" it is simply more "Internal Storage". I hope that helps... or even more I hope that's the question you were asking. I know it confused me a bit at first.