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Sd card question

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by soccer568, Aug 5, 2010.

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    My question is what's the point of moving apps to the sd card? What are the advantages?

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    Pro: To save memory in the phone. Palm Treo was doing this many years ago and it is a life saver if you have a LOT of apps. Although, the app has to be designed to run from the SD card, not all apps can. But apps that utilize a large amount of memory such as a dictionary or data base are better to be on the SD card.
    Con: In most cases the app takes a few miliseconds longer to load. I don't know how the Froyo will handle this but on Palm some apps would have split storage per say. A part of the app would be on the phone memory but its database would be stored in the SD card.