Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 11th Aug 2012 17:22 UTC
Google Nobody needs a tablet, but many people still want a tablet. This is still the core differentiator between a 'real' computer and a tablet. At least in The Netherlands, you can't function in society without a desktop or laptop connected to the internet, so people need a computer. A tablet, though? Hence, the most common thing people have told me when they played with my iPad 2 is this: I'd love to have a tablet, but not for hundreds of euros. Enter Google's Nexus 7, the first 'cheap' tablet that doesn't just validate Android as a tablet platform, but also gives the iPad a run for its money.
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Yes, but if you're swapping SD cards around for more storage, you need a place to hold them, and if that place is any bigger than your pocket it can probably hold a 3.5" portable drive.

Sure it could, but you forget that mechanical hard drives are more prone to physical damage from being moved around than flash memory. Not to mention that most 3.5-inch drives require AC power to function. 2.5-inch drives usually don't, but they're even more prone to damage from being bumped around.
Honestly, SD support would not have been expensive to include. They wouldn't even have had to do any work to the os, as Android has supported removable storage from day one (which makes sense considering the use of the Linux kernel). Still I agree with some other here: If you need to expand your storage, buy a different tablet. I might also add that you make it known to Google why you are going with another option. Enough demand might convince them to add the hardware in a future revision or, at the least, to offer a larger internal storage option.

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