I don't know where it came from. I wish they wouldn't install things on your phone without asking you.
My touchpal keyboard stopped working, so I uninstalled and tried to r-download. (9.7MB, 14MB free).
No space. (I don't understand why). So I just nuked google play services, re-installed and have 18MB free.
Which also doesn't add up.
btw, why can some things not b put on the SD card? Most of mine are, but some biggies like Hotmail or the keyboard won't go.
I've got a 2 and a half year old HTC. Could have had a free upgrade 6 months ago, but haven't bothered.
This phone pretty much fine for me. All I use are the download over wifi media stuff (like the BBC, Guardian, Independent and economist) so I have something to read on the tube or bus without having to pay for a newspaper.
My touchpal keyboard (once you've got used to the swype style, you can't go back), dictionary, hotmail just so my phone bings when I have a new email (almost never replied from the phone) and the internet so I can check the cricket scores when I'm out and about.
I don't really need much more, so I can't really justify an upgrade which will cost more (when I could go sim-only and keep the handset now, which would then cost even less.)
But an extra few meg of phone storage would be nice - especially when there are loads of in-built apps I can't move to SD or can't uninstall that I don't want and never use.
However, when they bring out the BBC iplayer with download, I just hope I have enough space to install it, and that it moves to SD.
When I first got the phone, there were two unofficial versions. I was great - you could watch the progs you'd downloaded when on the tub. (Myplayer and Beebplayer I think they were called). But the BBC killed them off - and we're still waiting for an official app 2 years later.
Why didn't they just buy the code?
Anyone got any other space saving techniques?
Cos nuking this play services thing has really helped me.
Thanks for the thread - I read this and then decided to nuke it.