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Google Planning Android App Limit Fix

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Jan 6, 2010, 10:40 AM   by Eric M. Zeman

During Tuesday's Nexus One announcement, Google revealed that it has come up with a solution to a problem plaguing Android's ability to handle applications. Android currently only supports applications that are run from the internal memory (often 128MB to 512MB). This limits the number of apps any single Android device can contain, and also limits apps from offering more complex operations. Google says it will fix this in a future Android release by enabling microSD card encryption. This means that Android devices will then be able to store applications on an attached microSD card in addition to the internal memory, thereby lifting the app limit. Google didn't say when this update would be available. The encryption will prevent people from stealing the application code from the microSD card.

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Jan 6, 2010, 10:55 AM

couldn't I do this already?

I assumed this was already happening as I've been installing apps daily and have yet to receive a 'memory full' message. How many apps can you install on the moto DROID? I have about 200 so far..
Nevermind.. I just saw I had 76mbs of internal memory left. Ouch.
No, you couldn't do this already. I believe the Droid has 512 MB of ROM, which is enough for quite a few apps. I've got the myTouch, and its the same ROM. My old G1, however, was much less and would max out at around 40-45 apps. I hate the low-sto...
I've been running apps on my sdcard on my G1 for a while now. But you also have to root your phone. The myTouch is able to do this as well. I recently rooted my Cliq and I know the Droid has root as well.
I would think the phone would run smoother with apps stored on a microsd card rather than the internal memory.
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