How much space does the Gingerbread version 2.3.5 occupy on the internal memory drive ? I've bought the Samsung Galaxy Player 5.0 and it promised 8GB, when I checked the size it said 5GB and only 4.85GB are actually available. What's going on ?


This seems pretty normal. The 8GB iPod Touch is similar - iOS takes a significant portion of its storage.

The device itself has 8GB of storage, but any OS takes space - particularly Samsung's flavor of Android, which has a lot of stuff added (Which, unfortunately, they don't want you to be able to remove).

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  • Thank you for your answer and taking the time, dotVezz !! I appreciate it. I think I can live with the fact that you explained, just for being able to use my Samasung Galaxy which is a fantastic little device, helping me avoid cell phone bills, and so many other things. Thanks again. – Christian Jan 8 '14 at 20:31
  • @Christian If you're happy with the answer, please feel free to upvote it and mark it as accepted =) – dotVezz Jan 8 '14 at 20:42
  • Do note too, that your standard device formatting stuff also applies (i.e. how you don't really get 1tb of hard drive space from a 1tb hard drive) Formatting eats up a chunk of it as well. Fortunately the Galaxy Player has a microSD card slot, if i correctly recall, so that can be used to extend the capacity of the device, should you need more space -- microSD cards are also relatively cheap too, provided you're not looking for a ton of space. – user2366842 Jan 8 '14 at 22:52

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