Originally Posted by smokinfish
Thanks for this info, SK
File Commander just appeared on my phone, I did not install it? Or did I?
It's all a bit 187 Lockdown this restriction though, reeks of "control," and the ability to off phones in riots etc...
File Commander was bundled with the Kitkat update, so Sony is probably just trying to give its non-rooted users an option without reverting the permission and pissing off Google.
There is however a reason why Google is doing this and they've explained it several times. It boils down to security. An SD card is removable; your NAND is not. I've also read about a bunch of devs that hates SD cards because of issues with having to develop for something that has removable storage, so it can **** up their app if the user simply removes the SD card (and a bunch of other reasons). I get it, but this whole thing is poorly executed by Google and the OEMs. Don't want us to use removable storage? Well stop giving us the option. OEMs will have to drop SD support and give us devices with 64GB+.
You can read my about this by googling.
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