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[Discuss] Nexus 5X

Lots of apps take up over 100MB.  Microsoft Office mobile apps take
HUNDREDS of MB.  I think the last time I tried to install Word for my
tablet it was 350MB.

If you go with a device made by Samsung you can look forward to all of the
bloatware expanding as updates are applied.  My Galaxy Tab S 8.4 had 16GB
of storage.  They preinstalled a bunch of apps I didn't want, like Hanscom
Office which took nearly 700MB, or the New York Times, which was I think
70MB.  I was constantly battling for space to apply updates on that device,
despite having a memory card installed.

I heard Apple is doing something smart with their new iPhone 6S.  Instead
of downloading an app that has the code needed to run on all iPhones the
new model will download just what's required to run.  This is their
justification for continuing to sell a phone with only 16GB of
non-expandable storage.

On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 3:22 PM, Shirley M?rquez D?lcey <mark at>

> One word on why an app needs 100MB: games. All those visuals and
> sounds take up space.
> On Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 3:11 PM, Kent Borg <kentborg at> wrote:
> > I just spent money and ordered a new Google Nexus 5X phone. I didn't want
> > the bigger phone they also introduced today, but I did sweat over two
> > details on this one: Do I get the extra flash storage capacity (bah, no
> > micro SD slot in these phones), for $50? Do I get the $69 protection plan
> > that includes my dropping it on the ground for two years?
> >
> > I decided to get both.
> >
> >  - The protection plan because I do drop my phone now and then, and I
> will
> > have it for two at least years.
> >
> >  - The extra flash storage because I expect to have it for more than two
> > years, and I always run short of storage. Not that *I* fill it up with
> crap,
> > everyone else does: just yesterday Google said they raised the limit for
> > Play Store .apk files from 50MB to 100MB. Why on earth does a phone app
> need
> > 100MB of space!?
> >
> > I also ordered a USB-C to USB-A cable. Another new standard, yet again...
> >
> > -kb, the Kent whose storage spending habit is offline maps...they can be
> > big, and it is a big planet.
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