1. Srambo217's Avatar
    I've been out of the loop for quite sometime. I may be upgrading my device in July, but the device descriptions I've seen have been vague and usually only list hardware specs (processor, camera, resolution), it seems concerns like a removable battery and expandable memory have gone to the way side. I really don't want to abandon my SDcard when upgrading. Are there going to be any devices that aren't a single enclosed piece of hardware? I understand the practicality and use a Nexus 7 (2013), I just don't want to leave the options out if there are capable new devices on the way.

    Thanks!

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    02-23-2014 01:23 PM
  2. ultravisitor's Avatar
    I assume that TouchWiz for the Galaxy S5 will still be pretty bloated, making it necessary for Samsung to include expandable storage.
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    02-23-2014 01:44 PM
  3. SactoKingsFan's Avatar
    Galaxy S5, Note 4, LG G Pro 2, LG G2 mini

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    02-23-2014 01:45 PM
  4. UJ95x's Avatar
    The Galaxy line will very likely keep the SD card.

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
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    02-23-2014 01:52 PM
  5. JeffDenver's Avatar
    I've been out of the loop for quite sometime. I may be upgrading my device in July, but the device descriptions I've seen have been vague and usually only list hardware specs (processor, camera, resolution), it seems concerns like a removable battery and expandable memory have gone to the way side. I really don't want to abandon my SDcard when upgrading. Are there going to be any devices that aren't a single enclosed piece of hardware? I understand the practicality and use a Nexus 7 (2013), I just don't want to leave the options out if there are capable new devices on the way.
    Nexus and HTC and Moto products won't have SD. Everything else probably will. Especially Samsung products (SD is produced by Samsung after all).
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    02-24-2014 12:11 PM
  6. someguy01234's Avatar
    I wouldn't say everything else. Less companies are doing it now. Samsung, LG and Sony will have microSD support though.

    Just use GSMArena or PhoneArena to check specs (although they might get it wrong once a while).
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    02-24-2014 11:19 PM
  7. Ry's Avatar
    Yes.

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    02-25-2014 01:11 AM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    Nexus and HTC and Moto products won't have SD. Everything else probably will. Especially Samsung products (SD is produced by Samsung after all).
    Has htc been confirmed? The one max has a microSD slot. There was a Chinese variant of the one which had a microSD slot.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
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    02-25-2014 01:26 AM
  9. A895's Avatar
    All Sony and Samsung phones for now. LG might have a couple as well.

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    02-25-2014 07:11 AM
  10. Srambo217's Avatar
    Thanks for the info guys! I may be avoiding Samsung devices in the future since they're really pushing Knox and modification is the main reason why I use Android. Hopefully something with an unlockable bootloader that can use SDcards and isn't the size of a small phonebook will be available (perhaps on AT&T, since Verizon is crazy about security)! Seems weird that these are key selling points for me now, but were just common 'features' only a couple years ago!
    02-28-2014 07:11 PM
  11. Ry's Avatar
    Thanks for the info guys! I may be avoiding Samsung devices in the future since they're really pushing Knox and modification is the main reason why I use Android. Hopefully something with an unlockable bootloader that can use SDcards and isn't the size of a small phonebook will be available (perhaps on AT&T, since Verizon is crazy about security)! Seems weird that these are key selling points for me now, but were just common 'features' only a couple years ago!
    If "modification" and unlockable bootloaders are main reasons why you use Android, phones like the Google Play editions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Z Ultra would suite you best.

    You have options.
    02-28-2014 07:29 PM
  12. dpham00's Avatar
    Thanks for the info guys! I may be avoiding Samsung devices in the future since they're really pushing Knox and modification is the main reason why I use Android. Hopefully something with an unlockable bootloader that can use SDcards and isn't the size of a small phonebook will be available (perhaps on AT&T, since Verizon is crazy about security)! Seems weird that these are key selling points for me now, but were just common 'features' only a couple years ago!
    The S4 DE had an unlocked bootloader. Can't say about the s5, but good chance it would be the same

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
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    02-28-2014 07:36 PM
  13. Srambo217's Avatar
    Thanks for the reply!!!

    It always goes back to the boot loader screen.

    I don't know how to define "brick", but to me it can do nothing now.
    Unfortunately I also have a budget, lol. I'd love to have a Play Edition device, they're just a little out of my limit. Out of everything I've seen the LG G Pro 2 looks nice, but it's huge! If I didn't buy a Nexus 7 so recently then I'd consider it. I should just get a hotspot and use that as my mobile device!

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    02-28-2014 09:14 PM
  14. A895's Avatar
    Unfortunately I also have a budget, lol. I'd love to have a Play Edition device, they're just a little out of my limit. Out of everything I've seen the LG G Pro 2 looks nice, but it's huge! If I didn't buy a Nexus 7 so recently then I'd consider it. I should just get a hotspot and use that as my mobile device!

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    Get a prepaid android phone that offers what you want or get a Note 3 or S5. Those are your options. Android has limited options in the past year or so. That's the nature of the beast. Or jump on another platform.

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    02-28-2014 09:41 PM
  15. Srambo217's Avatar
    Get a prepaid android phone that offers what you want or get a Note 3 or S5. Those are your options. Android has limited options in the past year or so. That's the nature of the beast. Or jump on another platform.

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    Wow, when did these boards become XDA? No need to be rude. Just trying to have a friendly discussion.

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    02-28-2014 11:16 PM
  16. A895's Avatar
    Wow, when did these boards become XDA? No need to be rude. Just trying to have a friendly discussion.

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    Oh my I wasn't being rude. My apologies if I came off that way.

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    02-28-2014 11:17 PM
  17. JeffDenver's Avatar
    Has htc been confirmed? The one max has a microSD slot. There was a Chinese variant of the one which had a microSD slot.
    Yes, apparently HTC FINALLY woke the hell up and added SD. It's confirmed through a leaked video. Too bad it took them almost dying to finally get it. I hope it came in time.

    They also finally got rid of the hardware buttons....another bonus. So now you can truly have a Google Experience version of the One if you want. I find myself actually considering them again.
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    03-04-2014 10:44 AM
  18. Geodude074's Avatar
    Nobody has mentioned tablets yet.

    All the PC OEMs have expandable storage. Asus, Samsung, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Acer, Nvidia, etc. all make Android tablets with expandable storage.
    Ry likes this.
    03-05-2014 10:39 AM

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