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Old October 31st, 2012, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default No SD card on the new Nexus 4 is BS

I really wanted to get a Nexus device as my next phone, but it having no micro SD card is total BS. Their excuse is total BS.

I'm not saying I'm entitled to having an SD card on my phone, but their excuse of it being too complicated for the user is disturbing. Just using a little common sense it's obvious that they want to push cloud storage. That way they can mine your info. That's pretty much lying without actually lying. If I were to help my non-techy relatives with an Android phone it would be much easier to explain the ins and outs of using an SD card than to explain to them how to use cloud storage.

I think this makes the Android experience less open. A Nexus device should be a leader in giving the best Android experience, but it is not.

This also detracts from Google's don't be evil motto. This is in fact evil, because they are being sneaky about it.

I think cloud storage is great, and has it's place and function, but not for a phone. A phone is a person's main device nowadays, and if they can't access their stuff on the cloud for one reason or another, it is troubling. If I had to explain to my relatives that they cannot access their files because they don't have internet at the moment, that would confuse and piss them the hell off more so than struggling through a maze of folders to find their file on an SD card.

Google is constantly increasing Gmail storage space. They've changed google docs to google Drive. Cloud much?

They provide 8GB and 16GB options. Paltry amounts in this day and age. It almost seems like they were considering how little storage they could get away with.

I really really wanted a Nexus phone so as to not have a locked boot loader. I am on Verizon and their Android phones are locked.

Here's a little future predicting:
- Nexus 4 will sell well because of it's price point.
- The following Nexus will be the worst selling Nexus phone - people realize how important having an SD card is and other manufacturers will have more compelling selections with SD card options.
- Cloud storage will not be a boom that corporations think it ought to be.
- The Nexus after that will have an SD card option.
- And perhaps someone gets fired from Google.


I am very disappointed in Google. I am a huge fan of Android and I appreciate it, but I don't want to upload all my stuff for Google to rummage through. At this point, I can't wait to see what Samsung will come up with next. They seem to be more open than Google, with their bootloader being easy to unlock (besides the verizon version), they aren't even putting up a fight to keep touchwiz on the phone. They even offer a developer's version of their GS3.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 04:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear your disappointment.

I would love to see an ad card slot too but that's the way nexus devices have been for the last several years

It's no secret google is pushing away from them

They want you to use their cloud based services and sd cards don't support multiple user profiles.
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Old October 31st, 2012, 07:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No SD card????

I saw the specs and saw that it came in 8GB and 16GB. I'm like "hm that's odd, why does that matter if I can use my microSD? hmmm" then it hit me "wait a minute.........."

Now I find this thread and I'm not getting that phone.

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Old October 31st, 2012, 08:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It'll be fine for me at that price point. However, if it won't support On the Go adapters that would be a problem.
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Old November 6th, 2012, 04:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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It'll be fine for me at that price point. However, if it won't support On the Go adapters that would be a problem.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 03:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Default Droid DNA also no SD card, also BS

LOL, I'm replying to myself. I wasn't sure if I should start a new thread for this.

I was a little shocked that the Droid DNA does not have an SD card option. For a flagship device I was expecting 32GB onboard and expandable storage, and maybe even a set of nice earphones. I don't believe HTC for a second when they say that they left out the SD card slot to keep the device thin. Then, they proceed to talk about cloud storage running off Verizon's LTE. Well, somebody's been sleeping with Verizon.

I've always liked HTC devices, but if the trend from now on is to have no SD card expansion, then I'll just have to go with Samsung or LG. With Motorola in Google's pocket, I don't think their next devices will have SD card slots either.

I hate to say it, but at least Apple is nice enough to have a 64GB option for iphone5.

In summary, google wants to mine your cloud data, and Verizon wants to get your money from data overages charges.

If all manufacturers decide to go the no SD card route, I'll just get a dumbphone with no data plan, carry a mp3 player, and keep a Tom Tom in my car.
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