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Does downloading and deleting many apps slow down Android?

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14th February 2014, 04:38 PM   |  #1  
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I've got a simple question.
I'd like to know if downloading and after that deleting many apps slows down a Android device (I am using a Nexus 5).
14th February 2014, 04:42 PM   |  #2  
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I dont really understand the question, Could you rephrase it please?
14th February 2014, 04:43 PM   |  #3  
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I tend to do that a lot... especially with Gameloft games (500MB - 1+GB) and I haven't seen any speed drops that are noticeable. I don't have any raw numbers to support that... just user experience
14th February 2014, 06:54 PM   |  #4  
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Originally Posted by rootSU

I dont really understand the question, Could you rephrase it please?

My question is:
Does installing and deleting many applications slow down the Nexus 5?
14th February 2014, 06:59 PM   |  #5  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mellevdlinde

My question is:
Does installing and deleting many applications slow down the Nexus 5?

Why install them in the first place if you`re planing to uninstall them anyway?To answer the question: No, usualy not if you clear the caches now and then.
14th February 2014, 07:01 PM   |  #6  
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Clear the caches before deleting. I usually do that in tibu. And every one in awhile I'll flash the factory image and start all over. It's good review of those fastboot commands
14th February 2014, 07:05 PM   |  #7  
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Quote:
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My question is:
Does installing and deleting many applications slow down the Nexus 5?

Its a strange question. Counter question... why would it?

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14th February 2014, 07:08 PM   |  #8  
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Its a strange question. Counter question... why would it?

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He must be installing a bunch of apps to see what they do and then not liking them and deleting them. Probably wants to know if there are remnants of them afterwards
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14th February 2014, 07:26 PM   |  #9  
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He must be installing a bunch of apps to see what they do and then not liking them and deleting them. Probably wants to know if there are remnants of them afterwards

Exactly. I like checking out some apps and 10% I am keeping, the rest am I deleting.
14th February 2014, 07:59 PM   |  #10  
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Use cleanmaster to clean up the remnants it is free but requires root access.

If you are downloading and installing and then deleting all at once it does slow the phone down if that is the question you are asking.

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