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Old December 18th, 2010, 10:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default An App's Size When Moved to SD

Why when I choose to move an app to SD card in Settings does the reported size of the app nearly cut in half? How should the app being on an SD card cause any difference in the app's size?

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Old December 18th, 2010, 10:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I can think of two possible reasons.

1) There is a bug in the file size reporting. I would have thought someone would have noticed that.

2) File system block size. If the reported size is the actual size on disk, and the block size surfers by a factor of 2 between the internal storage and the SD card, them the app would appear to double in size.
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Old December 19th, 2010, 12:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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In some cases the entire app is not moved, seems some keep their foot in the door.
I've noticed diff apps need diff amount of themselves left in phn memory
I'm assuming for faster call up and active services the apps need to function?
*new kindle update added app2sd ,
though only about 10mb of 15 was moved, still a big saving
Guess some just cant cut the apron strings
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Old December 19th, 2010, 12:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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right. the app size being reported is the portion on the phone only. so if you have an app that was 7.5 MBs and then you move in and it reports 1.5, the app didnt shrink, only 1.5MBs is now stored on the phone and the rest is on the card.

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