Some more great news coming from the Q & A section of today’s Press Gathering for the Nexus One pertains to Application Developers and Application Storage. Currently, most Android devices only have 256MB of app storage – unless you have a rooted device and an application that allows you to run stuff from your SD card (AppsToSD). This limitation was stressed in the Q & A and truthfully, it has been a big complaint and sticking point for detractors. Fortunately the folks at Google are addressing this problem and it sounds like a fix for installing applications to the SD card which will be included in the core OS in the near future.
Q: Why 512MB for app storage only?
A: They store apps in the internal ROM and not on the SD card now, for piracy reasons, but they will offer an upgrade soon for installing apps on the SD card.
Applications saved to the SD card memory will be encrypted so that it will be incredibly difficult to pirate any applications. Gotta protect those devs! We say “incredibly difficult” because when it comes to the l33t h4xors out there we don’t want to suggest anything is impossible. This upgrade will knock off one major complaint developers have in regards to Android application development in comparison to the iPhone’s application storage. Watch out world because after this upgrade, the ANDROID MARKET IS TAKING OVER!!!