The Google Code Android Issues page just updated the status of Issue 1151 to “Future Release.” What is Issue 1151 you ask? Well that would have a little something to do with native support for app installation to SD card media. Up until now to get this functionality one would need to root their phone and use Apps2SD.
Further corroborating that we should be seeing this feature in an upcoming Android release is a comment on the issue from a Google Engineer:
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
A quick scan also reveals this is no longer an “open” issue — having been closed just today — meaning it will most likely be ready to launch in the upcoming Froyo release of Android. We are expecting hear a whole lot of info regarding Android 2.2 (Froyo) at the upcoming Google I/O conference on May 19th, which will almost definitely layout the plans for the newest version of Android.
[via Google Code, thanks to Jeff for the head up!]