@hund Well, maybe you need a clean reinstall. I did it one month ago and my Android 11 is 7.6GB, not light but not 18GB...
@hund I mean your desktop OS is Gentoo so... doesn't say a whole a lot. Still though, I didn't know Android was that large. It's onpar with Windows.
@person It's about the size as my installation with Arch, when I used that. It's not like I'm comparing it with my other computer with Alpine. :P
@hund wild. I just checked my iPhone and it currently uses about 7 GB for the system and 4GB for “other”
@hund I've heard some/all recent Android phones actually have two system partitions for live updates. Maybe it's that?
@hund I think its just the root partition with a fixed size that cannot be accessed by the rest of the system
@hund Doesn't the system partition have a fixed size? It could be filled with all the pre-installed apps.
@hund I remember downloading utility to remove "useless" files from MacOS, including ALL language files and getting instantly 5 gig of disk back. Maybe here is similar problem. You can switch your android phone into almost any language on earth on the go, they have all these files just in case.
System is bloated for sure. Lineage 18.1 here and it takes "only" 12 gig 😛
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