Bug 52976 - [XVS 2017-Dev15 RTW] App installed on internal storage even after selecting "Prefer Enternal" from manifest
Summary: [XVS 2017-Dev15 RTW] App installed on internal storage even after selecting "...
Alias: None
Product: Android
Classification: Xamarin
Component: General ()
Version: 7.2 (15.1)
Hardware: PC Windows
: --- major
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jonathan Pryor
Depends on:
Reported: 2017-03-02 16:13 UTC by Jacky Waswani
Modified: 2017-06-23 19:04 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Tags: bb
Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Jacky Waswani 2017-03-02 16:13:35 UTC
Application is installed on internal emulator storage even after selecting "Prefer External" from Android Manifest file.
Tested on Debug and release modes.

1.Create a sample Android app.
2.Navigate to the solution properties>Android Manifest and select "Prefer External" from the Intall location drop down.
3,Build and deploy application on an emulator that has an external storage available with sufficient space.

Expected result:
Application should be installed on external storage.

Actual result:
App is installed in internal storage.

Comment 1 Tom Opgenorth 2017-06-23 19:04:07 UTC
I can confirm this behaviour, however I don't believe it's a bug. 

Setting the install location to preferExternal is only a request of the operating system that the app may be installed on external storage. It is not a guarantee that the app *will* be installed on external storage.

Google's guide on App Install Location (https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/data/install-location.html) provides more information on the behaviour of the Install Location.