Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 29th Oct 2012 18:14 UTC
Google While Microsoft is unveiling all about Windows Phone 8, Google ruined the party a little bit by 'leaking' all about Android 4.2, the Nexus 10 tablet, and the new Nexus phone, the LG Nexus 4. There's some pretty awesome stuff in here from Google - except for the fact the devices themselves are kind of ugly.
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by kurkosdr on Mon 29th Oct 2012 20:17 UTC
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Why no micro-SD card in later Nexuses? Simple answer: politics. Google wants you to use Google Drive (the decision to ditch micro-SD from nexuses must have been taken around the time they started planning google drive), because they see a vast amount of personal data to mine through. Or at least they want to push users to use their services, so they can serve ads and subscription plans. Even if a micro-SD was a no-no for whatever technical reasons, there is no reason why they couldn't have made a 32GB and 64GB version of the Galaxy Nexus.

PS: Didn't know microSD was officially supported by Android. That's news to me. I thought micro-SD support was a kludge by the OEMs. Does the Nexus One mount the external SD to /sdcard/sd, /sdcard/_ExternalSD or /ext-sd ? Because i 've seen all those three variations by OEMs.

Edited 2012-10-29 20:21 UTC

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