Sunday, January 10, 2010

Android Users Suffering from App Space Limit

Now where have we seen this issue before? Seems like folks using smartphones powered by Google's Android operating system are caught up in the same issue that Palm webOS customers where until the release of the 1.3.5 update back on December 28.

At issue is the fact that when you install an application on your device, the app and potentially all of its data, are stored in the phone's memory space and not on the microSD card. This issue gets a little tricky as the app and required files can get stored in memory, but data files created by the user can be stored on the microSD card. It seems that the hacker community has some ways of dealing with this issue, however, Joe and Jane Average likely won't be making any modifications to their phones or the Android OS just to squeeze more apps onto their phone.

The good news is that Google has acknowledged the issue and says that they are going to address the issue in a future release of the Android OS. The only questions that I have is when will this update be released and for what versions of the Android OS and smartphones will it be released for?

[Via EngadgetMobile.com...]
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