Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 16th Apr 2013 17:30 UTC
Google "The first Google-influenced Motorola phones will start to appear in the second half of 2013, Wicks said, and if you like smaller form-factor devices or stock Android, you're going to be excited." This is exactly what the market needs, to be honest. Stock Android phones straight from Google that aren't Nexus devices. Nexus devices are nice, but are available in a limited set of countries only, and the Nexus 4 is continuously out of stock. Hopefully Motorola will do a better job on the availability front.
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by Neolander on Wed 17th Apr 2013 15:49 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Re:"
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Very probably true, but maybe Google will say sdcards have to be formatted to ext4. Using the device as USB storage will allow some degree of file transfer and there could be a warning that directly using sdcards formatted by the device "will not be compatible with Windows. #dealwithit."

If I understand how the MTP file transfer protocol used by Android ICS and up works, a client computer never actually gets to see the filesystem on the SD card. It only uses a set of standard queries to probe it, while the phone's virtual filesystem does the actual work in the background.

Two advantages of this approach are that 1/both OSs are seemingly able to access the SD card at the same time and 2/the underlying FS doesn't matter, and a Windows computer should be able to access an Ext4-formatted SD card through an Android phone that supports both Ext4 and MTP.

Can someone who is more familiar with MTP than me confirm this?

Edited 2013-04-17 15:59 UTC

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