adaptable storage

Samsung removed Adoptable storage option from Android Pie stable version

This year, we also witness a new update for Android operating system. The update was in two phases. Initially it was rolled out as a beta program on first come first serve basis and recently Samsung initiated the stable version of Android 9 Pie for Europe, UAE and rest of the world. The official update is still in the phase of being rolled out completely for Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ but there is one feature that was available in beta program but couldn’t quite make the cut in the final update release. It wasn’t functional in beta program as well but there was clearly an option available and we thought that it would work in stable version. To be surprise, it was completely removed from the final release.

Adaptable storage was introduced back in 2015 – in Adroid Marshmallow. The feature was simple but useful at that time when having huge storage wasn’t so common. With this feature users could use a microSD card as an extension of the internal storage on their devices. Instead of using that extra storage only for files and few apps, which could be moved from one device to another, users could take full advantage of the extra storage for everything on mobile phone.

The feature that was missing from the stable version is an option to use adoptable storage option. Some would argue that this isn’t needed anymore due to slower performance of external SD cards. Sometime the connectivity also fails which make this option a little undesirable. This also limit the ability to move data from one device to another with the help of SD card. Most probably these are the reason, why this feature couldn’t make to the stable release. For those who wanted to use this feature, there is a slim probability that we will see it in a future patch or update. We will have to wait and see for the future patches.

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