I help novice users with their Android devices. When browsing through the file system, many of them get confused about the fact that the internal storage (or rather, the emulated part they have access to without root privileges) is called "SD card" in many Android file managers
In the example above, "MicroSD" is the removable SD card, and "sdcard0" is the internal memory. What I've noticed is that most of my clients associate an "SD card" with this:
Now, the internal memory of the device is probably (physically) pretty much the same thing (I believe?), just inside the device somewhere, and not removable. However, the users typically don't know (or care about) that. To them the SD card is the card they can see, remove, swap around, etc.
In examples such as the one above, I've found that some novice users get confused as to what is the internal storage and what is the removable card.
Is referring to the internal storage as "SD card" confusing, or a bad practice? Or are there good reasons to do it?
I think it might be better if we call the internal storage... well, "Internal Storage". (Indeed, some software does call it that.) Is this better? Are there any reasons not to do this? The removable card can then be called "External SD card", "Removable SD card", or something like that.
Or, any other ideas for how to make this unambiguous to novice users?