Friday, November 02

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Matias Duarte, Android User Experience Lead At Google, Explains Why Nexus Devices Lack Expandable Storage

It turns out that it's actually very simple.

He's lazy and incompetent and thinks Android users are idiots.

Good to see that question cleared up.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 12:01 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment | Trackbacks (Suck)
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1 It's more like the SD card speed is pathetic.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Friday, November 02 2012 01:43 AM (RqRa5)

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Sigh.  Sadly, he's probably right for most users.  Having said that, VMS could join directories two decades ago, and Windows has done it for years ("libraries" in Explorer) so it's not as if you couldn't, say, combine a Pictured directory on the tablet with one on a card.

Where I think you come into more problems is with multiple apps not being standardized to storage locations.  I rooted my phone last year, and tried probably a dozen different roms, and a bunch of camera apps, and do you think any of the third-party apps would use the standard directory, or even the same directory as any other app?  No, and now I have camera images scattered across half a dozen locations.  People like to bash My Documents in Windows, but this is why Microsoft invented it.

Posted by: RickC at Friday, November 02 2012 01:53 AM (A9FNw)

3 SD cards can be slow - particularly the cheap ones - but that's not the excuse he used.  Instead, he said that it's too confusing for users.

Isn't it rather his job to fix that, rather than to rip out functionality?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, November 02 2012 12:24 PM (PiXy!)

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