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    Default Re: Why is Android moving away from Micro SD slots and removeable batteries?

    I think it's because the internal storage amounts have gotten bigger over the years.

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    Default Re: Why is Android moving away from Micro SD slots and removeable batteries?

    i have an infuse 4g by far best phone i've had with 16gb internal and 32gb external i will probably get the Galaxy S3-S4-S5 if this one every dies and its running KitKat 4.4.2 external sd is a must with 16gb internal atleast and no im not a samsung fanboy they just seem to sell the phones i want
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanicenicolle View Post
    +1

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    Hate to hear Samsung is going to a non removable barttery. And I do not understand why everybody is crying about the back case made out of plastic.
    Plastic it easy to clean. And is lighter than metal.
    If you don't carry your phone you need to drop it and break it.
    See somebdoy all the time with a broke screen or something because the carry it with no case.

    Y'all gonna make me go to Best Buy and ask the Samsung Rep if what you are saying is true.
    And no Micro SD card. That six's.

    And the government following me. Good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cardboard60 View Post
    And I do not understand why everybody is crying about the back case made out of plastic.
    Plastic it easy to clean. And is lighter than metal.
    If you don't protect your phone you will drop it and break it.
    I see somebody all the time with a broken screen or something because they carry it with no case.

    And the government following me. Good luck.
    i have an amasing Balistic Case on my infuse ive seen friends get the htc one or the S4 and like 4 days later broken screen :'o
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    Default Re: Why is Android moving away from Micro SD slots and removeable batteries?

    I talked to the Samsung Rep AT Best Buy and emailed Samsung.
    They do not know where this talk come from.
    If you buy a Samsung Phone. It will have a replaceable battery and a Micro SD card.
    And I told them I like the plastic on the back of the S5 phone. It makes it easy to put the SD card in and take the battery out.
    When you put a case on the phone what difference does it make.
    It you want a metal case. Go buy a iPhone. Then you can take the screws out to take the battery out. And there is NO SD card place.
  7. #82  

    Default Re: Why is Android moving away from Micro SD slots and removeable batteries?

    In a twisted way I can sorta understand no SD cards but no removable batteries? Inexcusable.

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    Default Re: Why is Android moving away from Micro SD slots and removeable batteries?

    I love my Nexus 5, but I miss removable batteries and SD. The phone is not at all enhanced because it lacks them.

    Fortunately the trend appears to be going the other way now.
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    Default Re: Why is Android moving away from Micro SD slots and removeable batteries?

    There is another problem lurking among the technical issues already discussed. As we start seeing 4k video coming, the demand for memory in the phone is going to increase exponentially, take some time to read the data on this.
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    Default Re: Why is Android moving away from Micro SD slots and removeable batteries?

    Quote Originally Posted by distributor1 View Post
    There is another problem lurking among the technical issues already discussed. As we start seeing 4k video coming, the demand for memory in the phone is going to increase exponentially, take some time to read the data on this.
    No, the cloud is sure to provide all the room we need. You know, because it is so reliable and is fast all the time. Lots of people on this site have assured me of this.
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    We moving back towards removable storage again! Good news! The OnePlus One is the only exception but every other flagship smartphone running Android has a micro SD card slot. Now, if only the price of a 128GB card went down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juan Torres-Flores View Post
    i have an amasing Balistic Case on my infuse ive seen friends get the htc one or the S4 and like 4 days later broken screen :'o
    And the broken screen was directly due to the plastic back or case.
    I've seen numerous people with the iPhone and dropped it and guess what.
    Broken screen. These phones are not made to put in your back pocket and be sat on, Or dropped.
    Choose a case to carry them in. And one that will work with a clip on your side and take it out of your pocket.
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    My HTC Thunderbolt was in a case the day I got it. I never took it out of the case for 2 years, and that was just to put in a new battery. My Note 2 only comes out of the case because crap gets in under the Otterbox defender screen protector, and Im frakking OCD about keeping it clean. The phone I get that I don't put a case or screen protector on better have a body made of adamantimum and a screen of diamond, else I'm protecting that sucker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blaze5 View Post
    While I agree oems like Samsung and HTC need to offer the 32gb,64gb versions of their flagships at launch like Apple does and people will get over the SD card arguement I know I will

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    My note 3 is 32GB

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    Default Re: Why is Android moving away from Micro SD slots and removeable batteries?

    Because Skynet...... I mean, google, knows what you want before you do.
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    Default Re: Why is Android moving away from Micro SD slots and removeable batteries?

    SD cards are very useful! I like them but I can certainly live without em. As far as removable batteries....These are nice and I don't understand why they are always sealed. But again if the phone is near perfect otherwise I can live without it. I have had my M7 for a while now and I have next to no issues!
  17. #92  

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    Re sd vs cloud.
    Since Verizon got rid of unlimited data I haven't used any apps that stream from the cloud. I cant afford to listen to music all day anymore. I don't use Pandora at all. This might be why T-Mobile has decided to stop counting musicals apps towards your data plan.

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    Default Re: Why is Android moving away from Micro SD slots and removeable batteries?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Hustleman View Post
    sent from the best smart phone (not phablet) on the worst network- the Galaxy S3 unfortunately on T-Mobile
    Quote Originally Posted by cardboard60 View Post
    And the broken screen was directly due to the plastic back or case.
    I've seen numerous people with the iPhone and dropped it and guess what.
    Broken screen. These phones are not made to put in your back pocket and be sat on, Or dropped.
    Choose a case to carry them in. And one that will work with a clip on your side and take it out of your pocket.
    Make phones indestructible so we won't need bulky cases.

    Make phones with tons of storage so we won't need SD cards

    Make batteries last forever.


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    Default Re: Why is Android moving away from Micro SD slots and removeable batteries?

    Non-removable batteries.... simple answer there... it's cheaper to design and manufacture. If you include a removable battery, you need to design a back that can be removed both easily and reliably without damage, and packaging a cradle for the battery would mean you'd also have to concern yourself with securing other stuff in there, ribbons, etc. It might not amount to much, but corporate beancounters will nickle and dime everywhere they can.

    SD cards.... I find it hard to swallow that Google is conducting a war against SD cards. I know they would like people to utilize their cloud storage offerings, but I don't think they would force people's hands and push them to use it, that's not really their style (that's something our friends from Cupertino would do). They are just trying to figure out a way to make things safe and secure.... Up until KK, it was the wild wild west in there, anyone and everyone had full access to everything...every file, folder, you name it, you could read and write to it. And while KK might have gone a little too restrictive (partitioning external secondary storage, SD cards, as an application data space so user apps can't share data), I think that might have been a stop-gap while they figure out the best method to handle permissions since SD cards can't use native file and folder permissions (file system limitation). Rumors are that the next release will bring back in the ability to give apps permissions for things like shared folders (like DCIM, for instance), but we'll have to see about that.

    Maybe it is just as simple as time tables. Google obviously made the decision to tighten down security on external storage for KitKat. And to secure the cards in time, maybe they choose to take the simpler and less risky route because the more nuanced method would have not been ready in time. Decisions like this happen all the time across the industry.
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