LG, Samsung nix adoptable storage in latest offerings

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With two major smartphone manufacturers launching flagship devices today, there are a lot of details to surface over the next few days as people start to get their hands on the devices and test them out. In the case of the LG G5, the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy S7 Edge, one of the discoveries that was made is that both companies have decided not to implement Google’s adoptable storage options.

Adoptable storage is a feature included in Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Google included this to help users get around internal storage limitations, especially when it comes to dealing with apps. Adoptable storage lets users format a microSD card so that it looks and functions just like it is internal storage. This is more secure memory but it does render the memory card effectively useless in other devices.

The LG G5 retains a microSD card slot for memory expansion, so users can use that for photos, video and music storage. Samsung brings support for microSD cards back to their flagship devices after a hiatus last year which caused quite a bit of criticism of the company.

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via: AndroidCentral 1, 2


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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a chief financial officer and licensed CPA in Durham, North Carolina. Jeff has owned an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, and an LG G3 along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition and a Nexus 7 (2013). Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his wife and kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active in his church, a local MINI Cooper car club, and his daughter's soccer club. Jeff is married, has three kids, and a golden retriever.