'Lumia storage check' app allows Lumia users to store their map data on the microSD card
Most smartphones feature a decent amount of internal storage space nowadays, but that doesn't mean that it's unlimited. Quite the contrary, if you are a heavier user (as in, use your phone a lot), chances are that you'll run out of space pretty quickly. That's more of a problem for the closed systems out there like iOS and Windows Phone. iOS, for example, doesn't even support microSD cards, while many Windows Phones have microSD slots, but don't allow you to install stuff on the memory card.
This situation probably isn't going to change anytime soon, but at least Nokia Lumia users can now do something in order to free up some internal space without sacrificing any data! How? Well, Nokia has updated its 'Lumia storage check' application, which will not only allow you to clear unnecessary temporary files, but also to store your offline map data on the microSD card, instead of the internal memory. And that can be a big deal, considering the vast amounts of space those maps tend to take. Just like that, Nokia has added yet another reason why you should prefer its Windows Phone handsets over those of the competition.
You can download the updated 'Lumia storage check' app here!
source: Nokia via WMPoweruser
10. NexusKoolaid (Posts: 385; Member since: 24 Oct 2011)
I home someone does something about it.
3. sheik (Posts: 249; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
"Most smartphones feature a decent amount of internal storage space nowadays, but that doesn't mean that it's unlimited. Quite the contrary, if you are a heavier user, chances are that you'll run out of space pretty quickly."
Why have you typed this twice Ray?
4. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
and other wp OEMs faces -_- how the.... what the .... F*C*
5. Just.Me (Posts: 23; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)
Remember the good old nokia 6110 Navigator ??? Well, Mine still works and the thing is, The entire map is stored on a 512Mb card. Route 66 navigator. Can navigate without a sim card even - No need for internet data. Most new phones require heavy data usage to navigate and in South Aftrica data isn't cheap. Well, I wish nokia would make a navigator like that again.
9. 9koni (Posts: 3; Member since: 24 Apr 2013)
You do know that all new Nokia's come with build in offline navigation,, i use it all the time on my L920 when i go abroad.
11. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)
Who's the dimwit that gave you thumbs down?
6. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
Huh? You CAN install apps on memory card for windows phone. But you'll need download the app manually and put it in your SD card, and install the XAP file from the card. Some games by Gameloft take up to 3Gb+ and if u consider a 8Gb phone such as Lumia 820 only has 5.4 Gb of storage out of box (7.1Gb is available out of 8Gb, and another 1.5Gb+ Taken up by the OS), that would mean you can install more than 2 high end games which doesnt make any sense. That's when you install apps in a SD card.
7. Altair (Posts: 367; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)
Just downloaded this excellent app. I must say, that Nokia have done a good job. Just another reason to stick with Nokia product. I bet, that Shamedung or HTC will not bother to do the same. Both are too busy to copy other ideas and designs.
HTC is having hard time to explain how to replace HTC One microphone which they advertized as major and innovative technology. They forgot to tell, that it was Nokia who invented it and used it at Pureview 808 already.