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Old May 27th, 2012, 12:37 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by downeaststudio View Post
I am learning that the more advanced that the Android platforms are becoming the more like desktop PCs they are becoming... Which means that we are soon going to have to use utilities for defragmenting, etc...
Android does not need defrag. Depending on your ROM there are 2-3 reasons for this.

1. Android is a Linux file system. Linux does not need to be defragged.
2. The ext SD cards used in Android phones are solid state, not a spinning disc. This means the access times are not dependent on the position of the head over the spinning disc.
3. The MTP mounting used in Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) onwards does not give a connected computer full access to the SD card, hence a defrag would be impossible for Honeycomb (3.0), ICS (4.0.x) and subsequent Android ROMs.
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