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    Default Petition for MicroSD slot in Nexus devices

    Hi all,

    this isnt spam. I am an avid reader of this forum but mostly from using the App Pulse. I do have very limited posts in here but i am a huge Android fan and i own teh GS3 currently. I am planning on getting a Nexus 4 but like many , i am very frustrated by the lack of no MicroSD slot and them offering us limited space in them. It was suggested that i start a petition and send it to Google, so i did.
    I for one LOVE having a MicroSD slot as it is where i store all my music and videos. No i do not like to stream those things as it takes a lot of data to do this and my data though called unlimited, is only unlimited to 2GB....which isnt unlimited at all and a BS thing to call it. So to keep costs down (i have 4 lines) i dont stream those things. I started this because there was an articlke that a Google quality control guy said the reason they dont have these in their Nexus line is because it was too confusing for the users which i think is a weak reason and i believe the choice to use one should be up to us.

    Here is the link to the petition if you are interested. I do not have a website or a blog thought there is a blog included with this petiton. Id like to get it some looks if there are those who think it is a good idea. Hey who knows, maybe it will make it in a Android Central article.

    Thanks for looking!

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    Why don't you ask for a pony while you're wasting time on something that you're not going to get?

    BTW, Matias Duarte is a little more than "quality control guy."
    "The OnePlus One is such a big black slab of power that if you dropped it down in the middle of a pack of monkeys, they'd start using weapons." - Dirk Belligerent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirkBelig View Post
    Why don't you ask for a pony while you're wasting time on something that you're not going to get?

    BTW, Matias Duarte is a little more than "quality control guy."
    Whatever he is. I didnt remember his name. Im not into whose who that much. I just know i want a microSD slot that the LG Optimus G has and it is basically the same phone. Either sign it or dont. I dont need a smartass comment. Doing nothing gets you....nothing! And this may not either but at least someone is trying instead of just Bit*hing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solutions Etcetera View Post
    Google has made it clear that (and explained why) no Nexus device will ship with an additional sd slot. If you require one, Nexus is not for you. Plenty of other phones have 'em.
    You call that an explanation? I call that a cop out. Weak reason for not giving it something it has in the Optimus G which is pretty much the same phone. I know the device is a cheap price for an unlocked phone but they can keep the glass back and give me more functuality.
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    You're right. I'm going to go start a petition that Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried become my girlfriends because at least it'd be trying to do something.
    "The OnePlus One is such a big black slab of power that if you dropped it down in the middle of a pack of monkeys, they'd start using weapons." - Dirk Belligerent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirkBelig View Post
    You're right. I'm going to go start a petition that Anne Hathaway and Amanda Seyfried become my girlfriends because at least it'd be trying to do something.
    Helps if you know the difference in the two but clearly you dont. Clearly you are a complainer and not a do'er. Good luck with that. I see you aim low when it comes to women too.
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    I'm going to assume you are on T-Mobile since you mention 4 lines, If thats the case then you do indeed have unlimited data.

    But this petition is terrible and SD cards imo are a thing of the past, I would much rather have one storage area. I'm completely with Google on this one. If you wanted a petition that might have some tiny impact on Google you would have simply asked for more storage space than 16GB.
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    me too, I personally like a single drive more. As of right now, my EVO lte has 3 different storage spaces , 2 gigs for app, 14 gig phone storage and 32 my sd card. I would much rather have a single 32 gig storage space. I hate the fact that I can't pin my Google Music onto my sd card since it's much larger than my phone storage.

    Quote Originally Posted by Woosh View Post
    I'm going to assume you are on T-Mobile since you mention 4 lines, If thats the case then you do indeed have unlimited data.

    But this petition is terrible and SD cards imo are a thing of the past, I would much rather have one storage area. I'm completely with Google on this one. If you wanted a petition that might have some tiny impact on Google you would have simply asked for more storage space than 16GB.


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    I hate to say it bro but Google has explained why there is no sd card and it isnt a cop out just because you don't like it
    Why Nexus devices have no SD card | Android Central
    A petition isn't going to do much. But remember that in Android we have options so if you want a sd card, you have plenty of options. For example the sg3 which you have is a GREAT choice for you. Not trying to be rude just telling you like it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by klau25 View Post
    me too, I personally like a single drive more. As of right now, my EVO lte has 3 different storage spaces , 2 gigs for app, 14 gig phone storage and 32 my sd card. I would much rather have a single 32 gig storage space. I hate the fact that I can't pin my Google Music onto my sd card since it's much larger than my phone storage.
    Exactly....and I think a petition for increased storage could possibly do some good if enough ppl sign it. My thoughts are they went 8/16 because it was the cheapest and they could profit the most from it....If they find out ppl are willing to pay a little more for a 32 option they might change their tune.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woosh View Post
    I'm going to assume you are on T-Mobile since you mention 4 lines, If thats the case then you do indeed have unlimited data.

    But this petition is terrible and SD cards imo are a thing of the past, I would much rather have one storage area. I'm completely with Google on this one. If you wanted a petition that might have some tiny impact on Google you would have simply asked for more storage space than 16GB.
    I guess somebody keeps forgetting to tell the phone makers since many of them still make them in their phones. So id say they arent a thing of the past. Just not every device has them but they sure are better to have IMO. But then im not confused by having a seperate drive other than in one spot. Still pretty simple to use. There are many that dont agree with Google and Duarte's explanation was pure weak sauce. There is nothing wrong with choice. Thats Googles MO after all.

    But your right, it would probably be beter to ask simply for more internal space. 8GB is laughable. It should START with 16GB with a 32GB option. Not everyone likes to stream. And i do have T-Mobile but right now, my data is unlimited up to 2GB. I have to cal to see how i can get total unlimted. Im thinking there is a catch but i dont know that yet. I just got the email on it the other day.
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    I actually think Google knows we want a 32 gig phone, they just choose not to make one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Woosh View Post
    Exactly....and I think a petition for increased storage could possibly do some good if enough ppl sign it. My thoughts are they went 8/16 because it was the cheapest and they could profit the most from it....If they find out ppl are willing to pay a little more for a 32 option they might change their tune.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Woosh View Post
    Exactly....and I think a petition for increased storage could possibly do some good if enough ppl sign it. My thoughts are they went 8/16 because it was the cheapest and they could profit the most from it....If they find out ppl are willing to pay a little more for a 32 option they might change their tune.
    They arent charging more for the 32GB Nexus 7. They simply lowered the price of the 16GB device.
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    I'm doing a petition for Shakira to be my wife. If enough people sign she will have no choice but to succumb to the world pressure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayzaa View Post
    I guess somebody keeps forgetting to tell the phone makers since many of them still make them in their phones. So id say they arent a thing of the past. Just not every device has them but they sure are better to have IMO. But then im not confused by having a seperate drive other than in one spot. Still pretty simple to use. There are many that dont agree with Google and Duarte's explanation was pure weak sauce. There is nothing wrong with choice. Thats Googles MO after all.

    But your right, it would probably be beter to ask simply for more internal space. 8GB is laughable. It should START with 16GB with a 32GB option. Not everyone likes to stream. And i do have T-Mobile but right now, my data is unlimited up to 2GB. I have to cal to see how i can get total unlimted. Im thinking there is a catch but i dont know that yet. I just got the email on it the other day.
    Actually you should have unlimited 4G till 2GB, then you get knocked to their Edge part of the network. It's an extra $10 a month for truly unlimited 4G, what I'm currently on and debating whether I should drop down to 2GB unl or not. I have net at work and home so I think 2GB should be plenty for me, but I'd hate to need it later and find prices raised or worse its completely gone. So I might keep it. Anyway, I know you didn't ask my situation but that was my little mini rant ish thing anyway.

    The thing with SD cards is I think they are absolutely right. Most general public don't want their things separated. I get that you are a smart tech type person, I am also and I am not exactly "confused" by the SD card I just prefer not to have one because its less thought process for me without it. But ppl like my Mother for example who I talked into getting an S3.....she has no idea her phone can even take an SD card. In fact if I gave her an old phone with no internal memory she likely wouldn't even know why the phone wouldn't work properly.

    I think its great these companies are including both the SD and the internal. But idk it'll always be like that in the future. We'll see.

    Quote Originally Posted by klau25 View Post
    I actually think Google knows we want a 32 gig phone, they just choose not to make one.



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    I'm sure they know, but whether they know we would be willing to pay more money for it or not is another question. Granted I would buy the $349 version even if there was another but I understand 32GB would be much more effective for those who put games etc on their device. So I do think that should have been an option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayzaa View Post
    They arent charging more for the 32GB Nexus 7. They simply lowered the price of the 16GB device.
    You're right but we don't rly know the profit margin differences between the 2. There could have been more wiggle room on the N7 to drop price. Memory is cheap, but there sure is a lot of fancy nice things in this phone.
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    Just give up and embrace life, maybe they are pushing for a new more efficient way of technology so we can move away from square wheels to circle wheels
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    Stop crying. SD cards are a thing of the past.
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    I'll bet Google has a python script to handle these
    Code:
    #!/usr/bin/env python
    import glob
    import os
    directory='/bin/silly'
    os.chdir(directory)
    files=glob.glob('petition.*')
    for filename in files:
        os.unlink(filename)
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    Quote Originally Posted by turb0wned View Post
    Stop crying. SD cards are a thing of the past.
    Sure, that's why the biggest selling Android phone has it. Many others still do as well but stay unimformed if you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rayzaa View Post
    Sure, that's why the biggest selling Android phone has it. Many others still do as well but stay unimformed if you want.
    Something that you need to consider. Biggest selling android that is released by an oem. They have control over the hardware. Nexus is released by Google so there won't be an sdcard as already explained by them. Good effort on the petition though but it does have a very slim chance if not none at all. If you must use an sdcard, go for an oem released unit so you can get it.

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    You don't need to petition, Google has people reading the boards, and they're aware of how you feel. nevertheless, they've made a business decision and you can live with it, or buy a different phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by multo View Post
    Something that you need to consider. Biggest selling android that is released by an oem. They have control over the hardware. Nexus is released by Google so there won't be an sdcard as already explained by them. Good effort on the petition though but it does have a very slim chance if not none at all. If you must use an sdcard, go for an oem released unit so you can get it.

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    I have a GS3 and it is a great phone but i just love the MicroSD card option. A 32GB card is so cheap now. 64GB is getting to be a great price and adding that yourself is imo a great addition to the phone. Some say having one place for memory is better but i dont see why. Anything you click on no matter where it is stored is going to show up on the phone. If you have 2GB dedicated to apps, so what? It is there in the Apps section of your drive. I dont see how it is better to have just one. All they are doing is partitioning the drive/memory but it is still the same drive/memory.

    In anycase, some here say it was explained. I saw it and i thought it was a weak explanation.
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    Stop crying and stick with your gs3 since something that just flat out won't happen you need sooooo much. The nexus isn't for everyone. You aren't one it was meant for, deal with it. Google won't change for you or me and they pay me for my knowledge, not you.
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    EVERY phone should have an sd card slot, period.

    That cloud stuff is cool, but with data limits isn't reasonable.

    Fcc should make these carriers offer an unlimited un throttled plan for devices with limited storage.

    This is one issue where Google is taking a page out of the book of Apple.

    Apple always had non removable batteries and no removable storage.

    I still am getting the nexus 4, going to decide if I'll be keeping my galaxy s 3 when i get it.



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