One 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
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…