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Why move apps to external SD card?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by PabloEscobar, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. PabloEscobar

    PabloEscobar Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    This may sound a stupid question but why move apps to an external SD card apart from to free up space on internal storage?

    I would have thought it would take longer to load an app that is stored on external SD card than internal?

    Ive seen loads of threads about how to move them, but none about why to move them to external SD card.
     



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  2. lennyjew

    lennyjew Android Enthusiast

    Just to free up space really. Some phones aren't bless with a large internal storage or internal sd.

    And other than the initial load up when the phone is first started (the more apps you have on external sd the long it takes to mount, link, and get them to a usable state) I haven't seen any noticeable lag or longer load time.
     
  3. PabloEscobar

    PabloEscobar Well-Known Member
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    Ah rite ok. With 8gb internal, auto upload photos to picasa, sync picasa web albums and internet radio I dont think I really need to free any space on my internal storage.

    How the cloud has saved my internal storage ;)
     
  4. lennyjew

    lennyjew Android Enthusiast

    Yeah, I've got an Eris with roughly 80MB left for apps.

    When I was still running stock I was down to about 35-40MB, but with cache2cache on 2.1 and native apps2sd on 2.2 I get double that.
     
  5. SourPatchKid

    SourPatchKid Well-Known Member

    Also if you tend to switch handsets with frightening regularity you can not have to go to Appbrain or the online Market and redownload as many apps if they're on the SD card.
     
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