Android app installation onto memory card “coming soon”

by Hero on May 1, 2010

in Applications,Firmware,News

Android app installation onto memory cardOne of the big benefits of rooting your Android handset is the ability to use something like Apps2SD to install applications onto your memory card instead of the handsets built-in storage. However, it appears that Google may be planning official support for this function. The Google Android Code page has seen the status of issue 1151, which deals with this feature, changed from ‘assigned’ to ‘future release’.

The engineer who made the change left the following note:

Apologies, but I’m not permitted to disclose scheduling information – suffice to say
it’s coming soon :)

Sorry for being vague, and thank you for your continued patience – I sincerely
appreciate it.

Happy friday :)

It’s unknown when we would expect this to appear, although Android 2.2 (Froyo) sounds like a sensible guess. If so, Froyo will be a packed release that also includes automatic application updates and Flash 10.1 support. Shame that by the time we get Android 2.1, a lot of people will be bemoaning the fact that we didn’t get Android 2.2 instead…

Via AndroidAndMe.

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1 Pete May 1, 2010 at 11:43 PM

Its good that google is listening to its customers! seems pretty exciting! *cough* Htc could learn a thing or two..*cough*

at the moment I couldn’t care less about 2.2 tbh… Flash isn’t coming to the hero, I have Apps2SD installed and running because ive rooted and I run Trackdog once a week to get my updates anyway.

A fix for bluetooth, and all the extra apps 2.1 will bring will cool me off completely… Doubt there would be time to get another update from 2.1 to anything else before August when I change phones anyway!

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