General :: How Does Android Handles Cache And Storage

Mar 29, 2013

I have a HTC EVO 3D for months now and I've never experienced issues with it, but I aways have plenty of storage left and have done a system reset once so I don't know how it behaves. I'm very curious about this because I've explored some apps cache sizes and for example Facebook was about 50 MB. Is there a limit?

I'd like to know what happens when the internal storage runs out of space. Does Android (regardless of device / custom manufacturers "skins") automatically take care of deleting old cache files from apps?

I mean, if you run out of internal storage in a Nexus device, what happens?

General :: How does Android handles cache and storage


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I do really love cloud computing... But, Google seems to have forgot something: set a limit to the cache size.

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