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update to Kitkat OR keep Jelly Bean ?

27th February 2014, 03:54 PM   |  #1  
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Hi all:

this time I see Google insist that any new smartphone should be ships with the latest Android version.

What Google is looking for in KitKat ?

For me I will not update to KitKat !

Because of the following:

"The WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE permission must only grant write access to the primary external storage on a device. Apps must not be allowed to write to secondary external storage devices, except in their package-specific directories as allowed by synthesized permissions."

That means your microSD card is secondary storage and apps will not be allowed to use it, Google has screwed up the KitKat API as they think there is a big security problem with external SD cards !!!!!

Oh... your SD Card is completely useless, applications will no longer be able to create, modify or remove files and folders on your external SD card. As a for-instance, you can no longer use a file manager to copy files from your computer to the SD card over a network.

in short Google want you to use their cloud services instead of your SD card, I feel like we are going back in time, and Samsung is involved in this game.
27th February 2014, 04:38 PM   |  #2  
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I agree, this is definitely a bad change. Luckily though, I've never stored apps on my external SD so this is not a problem for me.
27th February 2014, 06:32 PM   |  #3  
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You can simply download apps like App2SD and move them to the sd. Obviously you have to have root access...
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