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  1. droideddie13

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    Google seems to be killing the sd card. Do sd cards matter to you people? They matter to me a lot because whenever I get a new phone I can just swap my sd card on the new phone. Also because you can buy lets say a 16 GB phone and decide to upgrade the storage later on. Don't get me started on 128 GB phones. It's not that easy. I NEED to have my data on external storage. I'm constantly moving data to my computer from my phone. I think the usb data transfer method from phone to computer is pretty tedious. I also just think it's better to have data on external storage. There's endless reasons to why I prefer external storage. I was excited to get the Moto X 2014 but the fact that there's no sd card ruined my chances of getting it. I'd get an HTC One M8 because of the bootloader unlock and sd card but my dad already has the same phone and I don't want to collect two of the same phones in my collection after two years. I'd get a Samsung Galaxy S5 but there is no bootloader unlock exploit. I am definitely not getting an Apple device. Android is way better than iOS. Apparently there's a rumored Nexus 6 device. Its gonna be the same size as the Galaxy Note 4 and will come from Motorola. I hope it has an sd card or else I'm not buying it. I know why Google is killing sd cards too so don't get me started on that. I have a counterclaim for the reasons Google is killing the sd card. Google should just go the Microsoft way instead of trying to kill the sd card. Android has problems with sd card permissions, security and stuff. But Windows has never had external storage problems because Microsoft has a housed partition in Windows for external storage while keeping the file system untouched. Someone really needs to tell Google to do this: instead of killing the sd card, just make a housed partition in Android for the sd card like Microsoft does in Windows.That way the Android OS stays untouched and secure from vulnerabilities. So what do you people think? Comment your opinions on this thread. The phone Im gonna get is either the Galaxy S5 (if a bootloader unlock exploit is found) or an HTC One M8 if no exploit is found for the S5 by the time my contract ends in May 2015.
     
  2. Jonny Kansas

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    Not sure about those that have released since then, but the galaxy nexus had no SD card slot. Since Google decided external storage was "confusing for users," they tend to not offer it on Nexus devices.

    That's why I switched the galaxy s4 when it was time to upgrade & am now awaiting my note 4.

    I agree with you in that I want to be able to expand storage, but I don't mind USB data transfer. Although, my pics & videos upload to the cloud automatically over wifi, so I really only transfer data when using the phone as temporary external storage.

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    I thought I would miss SD Card storage when I bought my Droid Maxx...but so far have not missed it at all.

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    I would miss it if this 16gb s4 didn't have it. I have apps installed to the SD & still have to uninstall apps when I want to install a large game like asphalt. I surely just uninstalled asphalt because I didn't have room to update it & had already parted with all the apps I could.

    Needless to say, I'm looking forward to the 32gb note 4, especially since I lost my unlimited data to get it & have since been downloading music from Google all access to avoid streaming.

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    I actually don't mind usb transfer either. Its actually useful sometimes. However, there are times where I have to plug in the sd card directly to the computer.
     
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    I miss the days when they included a card with purchase of a phone. I've upgraded to a 32gb now, but getting 8 or 16 for free was a nice bonus & allowed me to spread the love to friends & family.

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    looking forward to the 32gb note 4, especially since I lost my unlimited data to get it & have since been downloading music from Google all access to avoid streaming.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    My preference is to have an SD as I want my files local. I do not want to depend on any cloud service.
     
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    I don't think I'd be able to get a phone that doesn't support an ad card either

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    Would it be a good idea to get a Nexus 6 which has no SD card slot, root it, and buy a mini SD card reader? I feel like wanting to get a Nexus 6 because it look cool. And the fact that its a huge phone, and its a Nexus phone made by Motorola makes me want to get it. Even though it doesn't have an SD card slot, we can still buy a mini SD card reader. But in order to make it work, you need to root. Nexus devices have been known to be easy to hack.
     
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    I'm one for SD cards ..so easy to pop in and go ..currently giving the One+ a go and it's good to have 64GB model which I would only get on Nexus 6 ..

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    SD Card is serious issue with android. it becomes open source so it does not remain secure
     
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