Linked by Alexey Eromenko on Fri 1st Feb 2013 21:52 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Many people think that all Androids are equal and it's a race to the bottom where the cheapest vendor wins. This could not be farther from the truth. For me, it all began half-a-year ago, when I bought the Samsung Galaxy S III and was absolutely stunned by it, then exploring and comparing it with other Androids. Now that Google has fired a shot across the bow with its low pricing for the unlocked Nexus 4, where does that leave Samsung and its flagship handset?
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bentoo
Member since:
2012-09-21

Yeah, highly unsubstantiated, but I suspect google does not want to pay the extortion fees for the FAT patents that ms is "licensing" hence no FAT based storage, which then means no reason to bother with SD support (FAT is a pile of crap anyway).


Nice try. Nexus devices have native FAT/FAT32 support. (At least the Nexus 7 and 10 which I've used with USB OTG.)

Edited 2013-02-05 19:49 UTC

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_txf_ Member since:
2008-03-17

Nice try. Nexus devices have native FAT/FAT32 support. (At least the Nexus 7 and 10 which I've used with USB OTG.)


Well then, I'm wrong...

My next theory then is that google wants people to use the cloud? Judging from the demand for Nexus ( 4 in particular) devices most people don't seem to mind.

There is something to be said about not using FAT for permanent storage. I had a device with an sd card and the fat got corrupted (as it does) and I lost all sorts of stuff...

Edited 2013-02-05 20:38 UTC

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

If only the fat got corrupted, then the files themselves were likely still intact and recoverable (even by something like the free Recuva).

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