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    Who's responsible for calling internal memory "SD CARD"/Getting apps to see MicroSD

    Hi:

    Who was the genius to call internal memory "SD card"? Android or Asus? The number of apps that are stuck in an internal memory prison is astounding.

    Adobe pdf reader will only see internal memory so I had to buy EZpdf to get to my Microsd card. I was able to edit the path before the 3.2 update in Cool Reader and can get to the MicroSD card but my friend who got her Transformer post 3.2, bought the Silver Donation edition, but is stuck in internal memory. There are so many Internal Memory only apps--it drives me crazy.

    Is this problem Android or Asus?

    What apps do you use that allow you to get to the Microsd card easily?

    Tom

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    I believe this is the doing of Android as all tablets have the internal memory called /sdcard/.

    I use ES File Explorer and File Manager HD to access them quickly. File Manager HD has the ability to create shortcuts, and you can open files on removable storage to the app of your choice. ES File Explorer has an icon at the top shaped like an SD card to toggle between internal and the microSD card.


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    I am actually thinking that the "internal memory" of a TF tablet really is a 16GB or 32GB SD card?!?

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    Asus started calling the internal memory "sdcard" when they 1st released their 1st eeePc Netbooks a few years back, the ones running linux and windows that we all remember.
    Its called "sdcard" primarily because it is essentially the same type of memory chip that you would find on a sdcard.

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    From what I have seen of the internal pictures at xda forums, it is not as simple as that. No micro sd card (or similar) was spotted.


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    From what I have seen of the internal pictures at xda forums, it is not as simple as that. No micro sd card (or similar) was spotted.
    Not that I really know, but if it were indeed "same as" SD card, it would likely just be the circuitry -- and would not have an exterior plastic case like a removable SD card, which we are used to seeing.
    Last edited by Ben2World; 08-16-2011 at 08:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaNsA View Post
    Its called "sdcard" primarily because it is essentially the same type of memory chip that you would find on a sdcard.
    I didnt say there a sdcard inside the TF

    jensSDcard4_1.jpg

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    Goes back to when android first came out. There were no tablets as of yet, just smart phones. The sd card that we still see on Android apps is still applying to phones, not tablets. Give it time and they'll differentiate between the two devices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaneyd View Post
    Goes back to when android first came out. There were no tablets as of yet, just smart phones. The sd card that we still see on Android apps is still applying to phones, not tablets. Give it time and they'll differentiate between the two devices.
    Goes back further, like i said in my earlier post.....

    When the netbooks we being released they were designed to be cheap and functional, hence why Linux was the 1st choice and windows as an after thought.

    The 1st netbook was the OLPC XO-1 that had a cut down version of Fedora Linux. The netbook contained 1024 MB of SLC NAND flash memory for the o/s to run.
    The only storage that was there for the user was the removable mmc/sdcard which was listed with the o/s as "sdcard".

    This is a trend that has followed on ever since, with regards to linux netbooks that contain flash memory.

    It has nothing to do with it being "Started with Android".
    And are you forgetting that android is actually a version of Linux with a funky GUI?

    I wonder if anyone will actually read anything i say this time.
    Last edited by CaNsA; 08-16-2011 at 09:31 PM.
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    Fred, how do you create shortcuts with File Manager HD? I see how to create bookmarks but nothing that would go on the desktop.

    Tom

 

 
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