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How to use an SD card with Amazon’s Fire tablets

Every tablet Amazon Fire tablet released in the past few years has featured a microSD card slot, which is a nice thing to have if you’re using a tablet that may have as little as 8GB of built-in storage. You can pick up just about any Class 10 or UHS microSD card to add up […]

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Micron kills off Lexar flash drives, storage cards, and other products

Say goodbye to the Lexar brand of removable storage products. Parent company Micron Technology is “discontinuing its Lexar retail removable storage business.” That means you won’t see new Lexar-branded USB flash drives, SD cards, card readers, or other memory products. I suspect it’ll take a while before stores sell out of any remaining inventory though, […]

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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 […]