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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RE[3]: And no micro-SD
by No it isnt on Mon 29th Oct 2012 21:05 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: And no micro-SD"
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You don't, except people will want to read their sdcards on their computers, which tend to run Windows. According to most accounts, MS demands some number of $s per device (usually 15). Last I saw mention of the vfat patent was when a court in Germany decided Motorola infringed on it.

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RE[4]: And no micro-SD
by Jokel on Thu 1st Nov 2012 06:33 in reply to "RE[3]: And no micro-SD"
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Well.. It is very easy to incorporate a ext4 driver on the CD that is containing the manual etc. Just pop in the CD and a few minutes later your ext4 formatted micro-SD card is easy readable.

Result? No money for Microsoft, because you are working with a filesystem they cannot ask money for.

As most people would only use their own system to read that device, it would not be a big problem. And who knows? If other manufacturers notice they can make things cheaper that way it maybe will become an alternative.

Edited 2012-11-01 06:34 UTC

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RE[5]: And no micro-SD
by jptros on Fri 2nd Nov 2012 19:25 in reply to "RE[4]: And no micro-SD"
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Not sure why any of the companies involved would invest in writing, shipping and supporting a file system driver when services like Google Drive are available for leveraging which allow the user to sync their files between devices without plugging their phone into a computer period. If it's not already, I expect google drive to be heavily integrated into Android by google themselves which from what I can tell comes at no added expense to the device makers period. Not to mention not including said hardware has to be cheaper to manufacture which translates to either a cheaper price tag or added revenue or both since no file system software has to be written or licensed.

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