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Does Installing Apps Slow the Phone?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by MrTissues, May 10, 2010.

  1. MrTissues

    MrTissues Well-Known Member
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    I really like installing apps, testing them, and removing them. Does installing apps and then uninstalling them end up making your phone slower?

    I don't have my Incredible yet but I don't want to install all these apps to just test if it will end up slowing my phone down when I remove them! I know Windows does get slower by installing and uninstalling apps, OS X not so much. How does Android fare?

    Thanks!
     

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  2. mags

    mags Newbie
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    No.
     
  3. lolwiki

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    probably not.. I do that all the time too, but I reboot my phone once in a while just in case.
     
  4. powell

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    Installing/removing application can do a big mess on the SD card, providing the applications do something on the SD card. It does not influence the speed of the device in a direct way, but it is still an issue.

    By "mess" I mean new directories created and leaved unused after the application was removed.
     
  5. MrTissues

    MrTissues Well-Known Member
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    Ok yeah, I understand that. I could always clean that up using a file manager on Android itself or my computer. Unless those files are usually invisible?
     
  6. KlaymenDK

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    Yeah, it is obvious that the Android developer documentation SHOULD have included a section on "playing nice" on the user's sd card; for instance by plopping all app data into a folder, and requiring all such folders to be in, say, "/sdcard/appdata". :rolleyes: Now that the cat's out of the bag, we'll have a mess forever. :(
     
  7. ride_k2

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    This is not a Blackberry Storm.

    So install apps as your heart desires, It wont slow it down
     

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