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    Recieved my Acer Iconia A500 tab as a regift for Christmas. It's pretty cool. It has been "modified" and is now an A501. 3.2 os which is cool too but all memory, internal and external is now emulated. I can't move apps to external. Hope I can find a solution on this forum.
     
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    Congrats on the new tablet, and welcome to the forum! Glad to have you here. Have you looked at Apps2SD?

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    Hi Peter. I do have that app. It won't let me move apps. Message on sd display reads something like memory emulated or no live memory. Something like that.
     
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    To follow up. the exact wording is "The device does not have a real primary external storage, or the primary external storage is emulated. Moving app to sd funtion may not be supported by this device. This is from the app2sd app.
     
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    Honeycomb does not support apps being run off of the SD card.
     
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    Well thats not acceptable. All that new tech and can't use sd for what its for. Is there a solution? Or do I just have to live with it?
     
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    For most people, "what it's for" is storing large amounts of "data" like document, books, videos, movies etc. that would quickly overwhelm the internal memory. The apps have to be in the internal memory to run, just like PC programs. However the data they use can be in external storage, again just like data on a PC. Typically, an app itself is quite small and you can get an awful lot of them into a GB of storage. I've got about 100 apps on my Nook and they barely made a dent in my storage. If/when I ever try to install an app and get a message that I'm out of storage, I'll delete some of the apps I don't use (about 90 candidates) and make room for the new one. For now, there's no solution. I may be wrong if I'm not a typical user, but I don't think you'll find living with it all that difficult.
     
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