1. QwertyJuan's Avatar
    After listening to Jerry go on a tangent about SD cards an article caught my eye that the Android team is allowing apps more access to the SD card.

    From Slashdot "Over the past couple of years, Google has implemented some changes to how Android handles SD cards that aren't very beneficial to users or developers. After listening to many rounds of complaints, this seems to have changed in Android 5.0 Lollipop. Google's Jeff Sharkey wrote, "[I]n Lollipop we added the new ACTION_OPEN_DOCUMENT_TREE intent. Apps can launch this intent to pick and return a directory from any supported DocumentProvider, including any of the shared storage supported by the device. Apps can then create, update, and delete files and directories anywhere under the picked tree without any additional user interaction. Just like the other document intents, apps can persist this access across reboots." Android Police adds, "All put together, this should be enough to alleviate most of the stress related to SD cards after the release of KitKat. Power users will no longer have to deal with crippled file managers, media apps will have convenient access to everything they should regardless of storage location, and developers won't have to rely on messy hacks to work around the restrictions."
    belodion likes this.
    11-07-2014 07:42 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That's good news. They needed to find a happy medium between access and security--hopefully this will be it!
    11-07-2014 11:40 AM

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