I agree. I use microSD card for photos, so in an event of phone failure, I can just take out the card and copy the images easily and safely. I don't have enough of data plan to use a cloud to backup every photo right after it's captured.
jmtm, 25 Feb 2016wise move? are you kidding me?
you are paying $700+ on a phone that comes with 32GB + extern... moreYep its a wise move.
s7=32gb plus up to 200gb sd card=potential of 232gb
DynamoDuck, 25 Feb 2016How about setting mass storage as the default and only visible option, but then allowing users... moreYes power users at that level, are about, but though they manifest online, you can walk all day and you'd never pass one.
Samsung have made the right and only choice here, the millions of users they have overwhelmingly consist of the average joe, just like every other manufacturer, and real power users can enable this without rooting, its there on xda developers.
Put your sd card in your new samsung phone and, ya know, it just works.
Is it necessary to use adoptive storage in Marshmallow? If not then it should be up to the user whether he/she wants to adopt external storage. They should put stringer, more informative pop-ups when the user tries to adopt a storage, so they know what it is if they didn't before. If it is necessary, Google should change this in a future update. Maybe 6.1.0
This time LG and Samsung are right.
Google is losing the ability to judge things as used in 99% of all deviced.
How about setting mass storage as the default and only visible option, but then allowing users to enable adoptable storage from the hidden developer settings?
Why not give power users the choice?
mir, 25 Feb 2016You won't be able to fool many samsung flagship users man. We have a lot more storage left as ... moreHe's using TouchMyself from an S6 clone made from China, that's why it's 15gb space taken up lol. I just wonder how did the 16gb version of S6 survive with 2gb out of the box LOL
KepalaBatu, 25 Feb 2016How about split the micro sd into 2 partition just like costum rom on xda do (forgot the name... moreVery good solution to arrange a partition on MicroSD (this is a way we apply for Linux PC's as well). But in Android eco system (and especially in Samsung world where every single and simple item is released slowly one by one like a torture) I don't think such a simple solution will be offered so early in 2016. Maybe in Android 8-9 or even 10. :)
Anonymous, 25 Feb 2016Stop spreading wrong facts. OEM software takes up only about 4 GB. You still have 28 GB to pla... moreSure it takes 4GB, but only if it is a KitKat or older. Now it's 5GB on Nexuses and definitely 8GB or more if it is a Samsung flagship devise (full with bloatware).
jmtm, 25 Feb 2016wise move? are you kidding me? you are paying $700+ on a phone that comes with 32GB + extern... moreYou won't be able to fool many samsung flagship users man. We have a lot more storage left as default than the 17GB you are proclaiming out of thin air.
jmtm, 25 Feb 2016wise move? are you kidding me? you are paying $700+ on a phone that comes with 32GB + extern... moreTouchwiz is far from 15gb. Its leaner than it used to be and the s5 only had 16gb total.
jmtm, 25 Feb 2016wise move? are you kidding me? you are paying $700+ on a phone that comes with 32GB + extern... moreStop spreading wrong facts. OEM software takes up only about 4 GB. You still have 28 GB to play with.
32gb is enough for installed apps. I use external for games and media.
Smart move, i keep most of my roms and all of my music on a sd card, makes it simple (ok as simple as a clean windows reinstall) everytime i flash a rom (2-5 times every quarter).
How about split the micro sd into 2 partition just like costum rom on xda do (forgot the name tho).
1st partition with ext4 format for android system private use (safer because it will be hidden/unaccesible on windows OS), 2nd with FAT32/NTFS for file storage/transfer.
with the amount of $$ samsung have, it'll be possible to do this much better than random programmer do
also, fastest UHS-II now reached 300MB/s read and 100MB/s write
wise move? are you kidding me?
you are paying $700+ on a phone that comes with 32GB + external storage
Android OS + touchwiz is 15GB so you will only have 17GB to play with for your apps thats it
Apps are getting just bigger and bigger nowadays how is this OKAY for you?
Moto X / M8 and other phones are already using this feature and they are simply giving you an OPTION whether to use it or not
while Samsung / LG decided not to give you even an option after all...
master3396, 25 Feb 2016I guess its a wise move. Using the adaptable storage feature on my phone from a week or so. ... moreThat is the whole point of the article. Adoptable storage id meant for budget phone in developing country. These phone usually have only 4-8gb internal storage. It make more sense. Btw, for those arguing wanting this features, do you realized is is completely unrecommendable to remove the sd card after inserting it as adoptable storage. It automatically became a permanent storage. More or less an unremovable sd card. Taking it out physically may cause consequences. Your risk to take.