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Official 'Apps2SD' headed to Android phones soon

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 02 May 2010 23:13 User comments (2)

Official 'Apps2SD' headed to Android phones soon Users of older Android devices such as the T-Mobile G1 and even newer devices like the Motorola Droid have always complained about the lack of available room for apps downloaded from the Android Market.
Droid users, for example only get 256MB of space, and G1 users much less.

When the company launched the Nexus One, engineers said they were working on a solution, and it appears finally that an official "Apps2SD," the feature found in all rooted ROMs is on the way, giving users almost unlimited (who can possibly fill an 8GB microSD card with apps?) amount of room for their apps, and freeing up internal memory.

Issue 1151 in the Android Code page now says "future release" after months of saying "assigned." The engineer who changed the note, San, had the following to say:

"Apologies, but Im not permitted to disclose scheduling information suffice to say its coming soon. Sorry for being vague, and thank you for your continued patience I sincerely appreciate it."

Perhaps it will be revealed at the upcoming I/O conference.

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2 user comments

13.5.2010 12:03
PyroTrumpet375
Unverified new user

i wonder when RIM will do something like this with their blackberry line.

23.5.2010 23:55

I wonder if this will even work...it still causes some problems with certain applications on my Droid.

BTW...this probably will be part of the 2.2 update; along with Flash hopefully.

BTW2...not they need to add the cache partition capabilities too, as well as wifi tethering...you should not need root to do these things.

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