Is Apps2SD really the future?
This is a discussion on Is Apps2SD really the future? within the Nexus One forums, part of the Google Phones category; Originally Posted by FlyingsCool
So what makes the 512 MB flash different from the SD card flash in the eyes of Android? Why do I ...
I didn't have a chance to check, but I bet that Incredible does not have all 8GB of internal storage available for installing apps just like Vibrant I checked. I read somewhere that Android requires minimum of 150MB of volatile internal memory for installing apps, but I don't know if the maximum space for that is limited as well... by the hardware or OS... I would like to know myself if there's is any.
Originally Posted by FlyingsCool
The extra storage on newer phones is probably available for storing other things that don't get stored in SD. I believe text messages are one of those things. As you delete the threads of text messages you have on your phone you will see you gain on available space to install apps. My guess is that those newer phones with larger internal storage wouldn't need to "invade" the space set aside for application installation.
I would have to check which file system it uses, either fat32 or ext. Fat 32 has a limit of 32gb so my guess is that the OS has its own way of dividing out storage space.
Originally Posted by koolbon
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It is FAT32 and it is required to be I believe.
FAT32 has a 32GB limit for each partition.
Originally Posted by keithdiggs01
Not for the sum total of the entire device.
Yes, I know. But since we aren't talking about a device with >32gb I figured it was not relevant...
Originally Posted by Beer Goggles