[Quickies] Why can’t I move (certain) applications to the SD card?

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Following up on the previous “quickies” format, I decided to answer a question that goes unanswered through a quick Google search. This quickie has to do with the Android OS platform.

Question: Why can’t I move certain applications to the SD card?

Answer: The “move to SD card” feature of Android MUST be explicitly enabled by the developers of each application. This is the reason why for some apps, the “move to SD card” button is greyed out.

Hope that helps anyone who’s ever asked Google this question!