Thursday, 14 November 2013

How Many Apps are on my phone?

I've seen several people posting about how they have "over a hundred apps" on their phone. I don't think this is accurate. There are a lot of apps installed by default that the user doesn't see (and can't uninstall). Interestingly, I couldn't find a good way to display the total number of packages (apps), installed on a device using the GUI. You can list apps using Settings->Apps but this is incomplete.

Instead using a USB cable and ADB it's possible to get a clearer picture.
So the total number is more like over 300

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