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Apps taking up half the space when moved to SD.

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by JoeyJoeJo, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. JoeyJoeJo

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    Love apps so was pleased to get 2.2 and start moving stuff over to create space but noticed than when an app moves, it typically takes up a lot less space.

    As an example, install alchemy today:
    Space according to market = 2.08MB
    Without running, app manager space reported = 2.35MB
    Move to SD
    Space reported = 276KB

    I haven't done any kind of detailed research so I'm not sure why this is but would make a guess at the install/temp files being disposed of when they move...??
    Makes sense to me, all apps still work fine but take up much less space.

    Anyone confirm or give the real story?
     

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    My guess (emphasis on 'guess') is that not everything got moved to the SD card. If you have a way to look, I suspect you'll find straggler data/files still in internal memory.
     
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    Yeah, it's weird tho, space does *seem* to get freed up. Will need to investigate further and write down what's what as I go.
     

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