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Micro SDXC cards work on smartphones and tablets

Double the additional storage
Mon Nov 14 2011, 17:27

ANDROID BLOG Androidnz has confirmed that a 64GB microSDXC card works in multiple devices including smartphones and tablets.

In general, microSD card slots in today's devices support up to 32GB of extra storage but despite Sandisk saying otherwise, you can now add up to 64GB. A Sandisk card has been tried in phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S II and tablets like the Asus Eee Pad Transformer.

Androidnx said, "Upon inserting the card in my phone I received an error notification stating that the card was damaged. After a quick trip to Settings to format the card, the phone recognised the SDXC card and showed 59.46GB of storage available."

Motorola Razr microSDXC 64GB Card

"The only issue I've found so far is that the camera doesn't seem to be able to work out how many minutes of video or pictures can be taken with the available storage."

One issue could have been that the device saw the card but only allowed use of 32GB. This myth was busted by first putting 47GB of data on the card and all the files were accessible.

The card runs across multiple versions of Android, on stock and rooted devices. This will come as good news to those who require large amounts of storage but don't want to opt for a cloud service. Large files are becoming all the more common, with many devices able to record video in full HD 1080p quality.

Androidnx has confirmed that the microSDXC card works in both the Samsung Galaxy Note and the Motorola Razr, two recently launched devices. Older devices that also support the card include the HTC Sensation and Samsung Galaxy S. µ


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