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Soon it could be easier to know if an SD card is fast enough for your mobile apps

Since the launch of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Google’s mobile operating system has supported “adoptable storage,” allowing users of some phones to use a removable microSD card as if it were internal storage. But not all microSD cards are equal… and some are so much slower than the built-in storage in a phone that using the […]

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1TB SD cards are coming

Need more storage for your camera or laptop? Soon you may be able to get a lot more. SanDisk has unveiled new SDXC cards with 1 terabyte of storage. At this point, the new SD card is just a prototype, so it’s not clear how much it will cost or when it will be available for purchase. […]

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Motorola XOOM 4G upgrade also improves SD card support

When the Motorola XOOM hit the streets in February it was missing two key features: a 4G LTE modem and a working SD card slot. It took a while, but in July Motorola finally rolled out an update that allowed users to insert an SD card and read data from it. And last month Motorola […]

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Motorola XOOM finally gets an SD card fix… outside the US

Good news everyone… outside of the US! Motorola is finally going to make that useless microSD card slot on your XOOM tablet start working. Motorala Europe has announced that it has already started rolling out a software update bringing Google Android 3.1 to XOOM users residing in countries that don’t happen to be the United […]

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Hack enables the SD card slot on the Motorola XOOM WiFi with Android 3.1

Motorola XOOM users recently received a software update which brings Android 3.1 to their tablets. The software update offers better OpenGL graphics performance, an improved task switcher, and resizeable home screen widgets, among other things. But one thing it does not offer is a fix for the broken microSD card slot. Motorola has been selling […]

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Hacked kernel enables the Motorola XOOM SD card slot

The Motorola XOOM may be one of the most powerful Android tablets on the market today thanks to its 1 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, high resolution display, and Android 3.0 operating system. But Motorola bizarrely shipped the tablet with an SD card slot that doesn’t actually recognize SD cards. As luck would […]

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SD Association’s new UHS-II spec to bring 300% faster SD, microSD cards

It hasn’t even been a year since the SD Association announced its UHS-I spec for higher-speed digital memory cards, but the group is pushing ahead with their next big thing. UHS-II has been unveiled at CES 2011, and the update will bring a significant speed boost to next-gen SD cards. Transfer rates will be up […]