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Android phones will soon store apps on SD cards

After many years and even more complaints, Google is finally going to offer the ability to store apps on a storage card.
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Written by Joel Evans on

It's amazing to me that the Android OS still doesn't offer the ability for users to store applications on the SD card. In fact, I had to do a bunch of research before even writing this quick post, since I'm still in shock that the feature / ability is still not shipping, nor has an official timeline been released.

With the above in mind it's with pleasure that I mention some news that came out on April 30th, and has since seen just a bit more information get added to it.

It seems that after much complaining, a Google employee finally visited Issue 1151, which is related to not being able to store apps on SD cards, and changed the status to FutureRelease. In addition, san even offered up that while he's not able to comment on when the feature will ship, that it will be showing up soon enough.

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.

He also goes on to say that it's going to be integrated into the platform, and cannot be installed as a download since it needs a new kernel and updated framework components. So, what that means is that it's not going to be available for older releases but could certainly be available in 2.2.

It looks like the days of deleting apps to make room for more apps is numbered on the Android platform. Congrats Google for finally working on this one.

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