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 kurkosdr on Tue 16th Apr 2013 19:35 UTC
kurkosdr
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2011-04-11

Just wait 'till it's officially confirmed that "stock Android" means no MicroSD slot. Because "stock Android" doesn't officially support external MicroSDs, it'a a hack (customization) by OEMs using mount, where the MicroSD is mounted as a folder to internal user memory.

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by Kochise on Tue 16th Apr 2013 20:03 in reply to "Re:"
Kochise Member since:
2006-03-03

Since Android's internal file system is slowly turning into ext4, I'm wondering when ext4 formated micro-SD cards will appears and become the de-facto standard, replacing fat32 and exfat.

Kochise

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by lucas_maximus on Tue 16th Apr 2013 21:48 in reply to "RE: Re:"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Never

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by UltraZelda64 on Tue 16th Apr 2013 23:11 in reply to "RE: Re:"
UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

lucas_maximus is probably right on this one (never), but for flash storage you're better off using a simpler native file system (with no journaling) like ext2. Of course, that will probably never happen either... but if my phone supported ext2, my SD card would be formatted with it now. I already tried; Android stubbornly could not understand its kernel's own native file system.

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by dsmogor on Wed 17th Apr 2013 18:16 in reply to "RE: Re:"
dsmogor Member since:
2005-09-01

The only thing that could trounce fat dominance is some kind of genious, reconfigurable thin fs layer over NAND that would make existing devices speed up considerably and live longer.
And only if MS endorses it.

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by darknexus on Wed 17th Apr 2013 20:02 in reply to "RE: Re:"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Since Android's internal file system is slowly turning into ext4, I'm wondering when ext4 formated micro-SD cards will appears and become the de-facto standard, replacing fat32 and exfat.

Kochise

It won't. Nothing save Linux and FreeBSD support EXT4 without the user needing to install drivers, so unless Google creates an MSC layer between the USB connection and the filesystem as opposed to exposing the filesystem directly, that will never happen. The two dominant systems do not support EXT4 out of box, therefore EXT4 will not become the default. To do otherwise would introduce extra steps for the users, and invalidate the Android user base's claim that Android phones act as an external drive with no additional drivers. Isn't that one thing you guys love to say, as opposed to iOS or WP8?

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