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  1. flexyneat

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    Has anyone ever wondered why the nexus series never gets past the 32GB barrier? Especially when the phone doesn't support storage expansion (SD Card).

    It would make a whole lotta sense if they would try a 64gb model. what do you guys think?
     

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    Yeah I was wondering the same thing. the phone that showed up was only a 16GB so we dont know if there might be a 32GB and a 64GB in the works. The fact that they are possibly announcing a cloud like service could mean a definite no on that. I wouldnt mind getting a 64GB phone however.
     
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    Although it's strange for many it's a none issue for me as I have all my media on my tablet 16 GB is enough for apps on my phone.

    I guess it keeps the price down and Google can push cloud storage.
     
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    Hopefully that rumored 100GB of Drive storage will help satisfy those needing more/expandable memory.
     
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    I wonder if the 100gb will be permanent... or for only a year or 2 like previous offers.
     
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    I agree that 32 gb has become the "Standard" for storage size (even iphone users tend to get the 32gb model the most). But, as a heavy mobile user who is on the road quite often; i find myself putting movies/tv shows directly onto the phone (airplanes charge too much for bad wifi). Then there are pictures, and HD video files, as well as dling books and magazines, then the 32gb gets a bit tight...but manageable. I think 64 gb would be perfect where you can store lots of things, and be lazy about updating your library for a while.

    -rooted Samsung Gnex 32gb with Seidio 3800 battery (still lasts 2 days on a single charge with heavy use! :)
     
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    As I've said before: it's all about the money.

    First and foremost, Google are an internet technology company. Cloud storage is a great fit for them. I worked out in another post that if, rather than store things on their phones, Android users could be persuaded to use the cloud - at $5/month for Google - it potentially doubles Google's annual revenue.

    That's the size of the opportunity: is it really any surprise they're kinda stingy with storage on their devices? Particularly when you consider that Google already totally dominate the advertising market where they currently make their money: they have pretty much used up all the growth left in that area already.
     
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    If 32 GB is the standard size why are the like of Sony and LG still making 16 GB models? The hardest thing to find from Carriers are the 32GB phones, they seem to only carry the 16GB models ( at least at O2, & 3). They chose not to release 64 GB developer editions outside of the US so the rest of the world seems stuck with smaller phones.

    Why can't they make an external battery case with a Micro Sim slot?:thinking:
     
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    I doubt the 100Gb would be permanent, i'll most likely be for a limited time 2 or 3 years at the most
     
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    With carrier data caps I don't understand how consumers have not been outraged by this... I mean, think how much data you could save and bandwith you would be saving the carriers if you didn't have to stream all your damn music. The carriers should be insisting that the manufacturer supply more memory on their phones too.
     
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    I remember reading that the Nexus 5 supports USB OTG. So if you need more space, that would be your best solution.
     
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    I'm sure it fits with plans Google will unveil down the line, with internet balloons and cloud storage internal storage is less necessary because mass streaming services exist and video formats are becoming more compact. Google wouldn't dare let us run out of storage space.
     
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    It looks like the Nexus 4 was supposed to support OTG as well and it looks like the software supported it but the Nexus 4 couldn't provide enough power through the MicroUSB port to power flash drives. It seems that that's the limiting factor here - I guess we'll see how things go with the Nexus 5.
     
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    Yeah, I'm looking forward to checking that out myself. I only got a 16GB because I could make due with it, but having USB OTG will only make things better.
     
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    I got the 16 GB Nexus 7 and don't have my music library on it because I don't have the space for it. I would have been better off with 32 GB but I can listen to music on my iPod or iPhone if needed. It would just be nice if I only had to take the Nexus 7 to the gym.
     
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    umm there is a 32GB model. A 64GB option would be nice tho.
     
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    32GB Nexus 5s should be available from O2, as they've got an exclusive on it for at least a month; see here. It was also listed as available on Google Play this morning.
     
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    What is OTG?
     
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    USB On-The-Go-- basically means that the USB port has USB host capability to allow you to read or write external storage (or attach keyboards or mice, but people more comonly do that via BT). The Nexus 5 has USB-OTG, but except for something like Nexus Media Importer, which is limited, you need root to use software that will fully enable it.
     
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    Just dug out my Nexus 7 OTG cable downloaded Nexus Media Importer to my Nexus 5 and away it went full 1080p movies easy! Just bare in mind to have the 5 with plenty of charge as low power causes problems which is pretty obvious me thinks>
     
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    Nice to know that this is available if needed.

    I keep our stuff on my desktop and it should be a pretty easy matter to transfer stuff back and forth via cable or someday via WiFi
     
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    Played a big MKV flawlessly through a 64GB NTFS USB stick the other day, I love the fact read AND write has been implemented through updates.

    If the built in memory is an issue for heavy media consumers this is the way forward.
     
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    you can try this. it is cheap and if you allready have a microsd card then...
    Meenova.com, Welcome
     
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    I'm using that with my Nexus 5 and it is lovely. Hugs the bezel tightly and, while I probably wouldn't leave it on when I'm not using it, I could, even sliding it in and out of my pocket. Much nicer than having a cabled flash drive dangling.
     
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