It is official No Micro SD - Product Fail
I have been waiting for this product all spring and will be unfortunately be heading to Costco today to repurchase a Xoom. It definitely weighs more, but offers a direct USB connection and Micro USB (that will hopefully work at some point Google). Samsung, if you are going to try to pull market share from Apple then you need a product that is significantly better. The same hardware specs (other than ram) and the newly released Honeycomb OS with limited apps is not the way to go. This was your chance. You were the first to market with thinnest tab. If you included the HDMI, USB and MicoSd that my significantly smaller EVO 4G has that was released exactly a year ago tomorrow the adoption rate would be much higher for this product. This is ultimately a sad day for Samsung and Android. Maybe the non wi-fi versions will have the MicroSD.
- 06-02-2011, 12:09 PM #2
- 06-02-2011, 01:34 PM #3
I imagine that once the tab has 3.1, and Samsung starts selling a USB adapter to their funny iPod-like connector, you could probably attach a SD USB reader to the tab, and it'd work fine.
Yeah, it's kind of a hassle, but it should also work with other media types (CF, etc.), and even with USB drives.
I'd love to be able to attach a USB thumb drive to my tab, and copy over files that way.
- 06-02-2011, 01:39 PM #4
- 06-02-2011, 03:31 PM #5
samsung could solder the SD card to the tablet and i wouldn't know the difference. Having the capability to exchange memory isn't a "fail" for a lot of people. The tablet that has the largest market share doesn't allow for exchanging of SD cards.
- 06-02-2011, 03:38 PM #6
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- 06-02-2011, 06:01 PM #8
I'm pretty sure I'm going to stick with the SGT10.1 but I definitely want to go play with one to make sure TouchWiz is bearable on it. i was pretty intent on preordering one if possible but now i don't know. 32 GB would probably be enough - that's what size iPad I have and that's been fine for me - but it would be nice to have the option of expanding the capacity. ideally i'd just buy one at costco and return it if something better comes along within 90 days haha
- 06-02-2011, 07:07 PM #9
One reason you're purchasing the Xoom is for SD card support? Last I check, that isn't working right now. To be honest, I wouldn't bother with the Xoom. You should check out the ASUS Transformer.
- 06-02-2011, 07:46 PM #10
- 06-02-2011, 08:14 PM #11
Honestly, I'm torn. For what I'm going to use it for, I don't THINK I need more than the 16GB I would have on it. But it's also "nice to have". I don't understand why it isn't there in the first place. Would it make it thicker? They knew they'd sell the "dongle", so it was an accessory sales ploy? I like the look and the thinness, but no SD, having to deal with TouchWiz or whatever it's called ... well, at least I'll have until the 17th so I can read the reviews, not that I suspect they'll be any different than what was written for the ones people got at Google IO ...
- 06-02-2011, 09:33 PM #12
Anyone who says that an SD card is useless or that 16gb is enough your just kidding yourself. As for the 16gb tabs keep in mind that right out of the box you're getting 11 or 10 gB out of 16 and that's without any updates for the os. Also a lot of people think streaming content will fix this,true but the content is only as good as your wifi, without wifi no content. No one should buy anything under 32 or without an SD card.
- 06-02-2011, 10:29 PM #13
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And to everyone talking about not wanting this because of Touchwiz... It's an optional update. It will come with stock 3.1
- 06-03-2011, 12:16 AM #15
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- 06-03-2011, 01:57 AM #17
I'd like the SD card so I could load a few with movies and swap them out on trips. But I have to bring a laptop with me when I go for work purposes and I've got my Lenovo X201 tablet PC for that which I could throw movies on.
It would have been nice though to have these options on this tablet. I still want to get it but we will see I might return it or sell it. Who knows
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- 06-03-2011, 03:06 PM #25
You would still have $175 left over to get the $150 keyboard dock that turns the Asus into a netbook if you want. The dock also brings an SD slot another battery, and more USB options. The Transformer is also lighter than the Xoom.