Just a cool guy
Re: mount as disk drive
Macs don't use "drivers" like Windows computers do. That's why you never see any in the wild. The problem with Macs is that they don't suppor the MTS protocol, which is what all the phones are starting to use (it's actually better because you don't get a limited partition for installing apps).
Originally Posted by grunt0300
Back to the OP, no, you can't really "mount" the phone like a disk drive...due to the MTS protocol. Doing to would require the system partition to unmount from the phone so it could mount on the computer...which would obviously render the phone useless. Windows machines support MTS, so it does allow you to transfer files back and forth easily. It's still not "mounted" like a drive, but it's accessible in a similar way.
Macs, on the other hand, require Android File Transfer (AFT) application to read and write from the phone's memory. Unfortunately, AFT no longer works with Mountain Lion (Mac OS 10.8). Not sure if it's something Google can fix with an update or if Apple permanently broke it in the new OS. Either way, it really freaking sucks that we can't just plug this phone into the computer and go.