Jump to Navigation

Me on Twitter

  • Soooo true.... https://t.co/vhEsNGV0uQ 6 days 11 hours ago
  • @ak_anneka Je découvre ton travail : c'est génial et ça donne envie d'en avoir un chez soi ! 1 week 3 days ago
  • RT @ak_anneka: Je l'ai terminé ! I did it, I did it, yeah! #art #ink #artist #bird #tiny #objects #doodle #fun #color #red #yellow #ooak ht… 1 week 3 days ago
  • RT @Devoxx: 3 weeks 4 days ago
  • RT @esa: Our week in #space images, featuring an Earth view taken by @Astro_Alex on the Space Station, the #Aeolus satellite's Vega rocket… 4 weeks 2 days ago
  • Wow.... Huge reservoir of liquid water detected under the surface of Mars https://t.co/PsJpjY7uFC via @AAAS @EurekAlert 7 weeks 6 days ago
  • RT @ChromiumDev: 7 weeks 6 days ago
  • RT @rupl: 8 weeks 5 days ago
  • Sorry @instapaper I can't wait any longer for you to be back online for Europeans. I'm back to @Pocket 14 weeks 1 day ago
  • Today it's #aiparis. Let's See that... 14 weeks 1 day ago

internals

android Where Android Market stores the downloaded .apk

Today I ran into a small problem that might happen sometimes : trying to benefit from a 2 day-only offer to download for free Duke Nukem 3d (just for fun, I don't think it's going to be the killer app this year), I found out that my phone had not enough free memory to install it (Market told me : 56MB required).

After putting several apps off the memory (to SD card) to free enough space to install it and after a first failed attempt to download the 28MB archive, I was able to download the .apk from the Market (that was "phase 1 : download").

Immediately after the file was downloaded, I started up my Open Advanced Task Killer to free more memory for the installation process.

Of course I got the very bad idea to kill the Android Market process, while it was already installing the app ("phase 2 : installation").

From there, even though Duke Nukem 3d was listed in my installed apps, I only had the option to install it, not to launch nor uninstall it. Even launching the Market again was not triggering the installation anymore.

Duke Nukem 3d app icon

Syndicate content