Android 2.2 FroYo – app to SD card "feature"

Android 2.2 FroYo   app to SD card "feature"

One of the new features in Android 2.2 is the ability to move an app from your phone’s onboard memory to the SD card. 

This sounds like a great feature, removing the shackles of stingy average 512mb onboard storage and giving up to 32gb through your SD card. A feature indeed that could allow Android to get some great but storage intensive games like iPhones enjoy. 

But there’s a problem. This feature has to be enabled by app developers. 

Surely though every developer has done this?    Well no.

Ok, surely those writing big apps have done this?     No.

Ok, at least Google, who write the OS, will have done this, for big apps like say, Google Earth.    No!!!! 

I was really excited by this feature when I heard about FroYo, having filled my onboard storage very quickly on my phone, but my excitement turned to frustration when I went through my apps and discovered only 3 out of 30 were transferable. 

That figure has improved a bit recently as developers do get their act together, but I’m still in single figures. 

Come on developers, get your act together – especially you big people with big apps like Google, Twitter, Fring – get “move to SD card” enabled!!

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