Android’s dirty little secret may finally be put to rest soon. Ever since the G1 was released, users have been asking Google to provide a solution which would allow them to store applications on their microSD card. Google finally confirmed they were working on the issue when they launched the Nexus One and now it looks like the fix is in.
The infamous Issue 1151 on the Android Google Code page has been updated from assigned to future release. A Googler named San who made the status change left the following note.
Apologies, but I’m not permitted to disclose scheduling information – suffice to say
it’s coming soon :)
Sorry for being vague, and thank you for your continued patience – I sincerely
Happy friday :)SanAndroid engineer
I don’t know what Google’s definition of soon is, but they are hosting their biggest developer’s conference next month in San Francisco. We already predicted Android 2.2 and Flash 10.1 would be unveiled during Google I/O so there is a small possibility we could see the apps2SD solution in a couple of weeks.
[Thanks Tom for the tip]