Galaxy S7 Edge Tips microSD Adoptable Storage

How to fix the ‘broken’ Galaxy S7 microSD memory

By on March 11, 2016 at 7:45 AM.

How to fix the ‘broken’ Galaxy S7 microSD memory

Samsung this year acknowledged its mistake to remove microSD support from the Galaxy S6, by adding expandable storage to the Galaxy S7. The microSD slot lets you add as much as 200GB of extra storage to your handset, but as we explained recently, that’s not necessarily great news.

For whatever reason, Samsung left out one of the best memory features that Google added to Marshmallow last year. Adoptable Storage surprised the audience last year, given Google’s stance on microSD expansion in its own Nexus handsets. The feature lets you merge the phone’s flash memory and expandable microSD card into a single chunk of storage that’s treated as built-in storage.

While Samsung shunned this awesome feature on the Galaxy S7, someone figured out how to enable it on any Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge device, without having to mess with rooting procedures. More →

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Nexus 6P 5X 128 GB MicroSD

Nexus 6P leak: We have some good news and some bad news…

By on September 21, 2015 at 1:06 PM.

Nexus 6P leak: We have some good news and some bad news…

If there’s one common problem for iPhone and Nexus buyers, it’s storage. Apple and Google aren’t fond of microSD cards, and while the iPhone maker has “fixed” storage problems by offering customers storage tiers up to 128GB, Google has often disappointed Nexus fans in that regard. However, it looks like that’s about to change with the next-generation Nexus devices. More →

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512GB microSD Microdia Xtra Elite

Ultra-fast 512GB microSD card is more expensive than a Galaxy S6 edge

By on June 4, 2015 at 6:20 PM.

Ultra-fast 512GB microSD card is more expensive than a Galaxy S6 edge

Many Android fans love phones that come with microSD slots that allow them to significantly expand the internal storage of a device, even though certain smartphone makers aren’t willing to support them any longer. And many of those fans will be happy to hear that someone made a 512GB microSD card, though it’ll cost them a pretty penny. More →

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How to Add Storage to Phone

How to add more storage to any phone that doesn’t have a microSD card slot

By on November 19, 2014 at 4:15 PM.

How to add more storage to any phone that doesn’t have a microSD card slot

Apple took a step in the right direction by eliminating the 32GB models of its most recent phones and tablets, but anyone who isn’t willing to pay a $100 premium for extra storage is still out of luck. The issue is that Apple’s mobile devices don’t feature microSD card slots for expanded storage, but ZDNet has alerted us to an interesting alternative. More →

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Verizon outs 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, pre-orders start June 8th for $529.99

By on June 2, 2011 at 10:55 AM.

Verizon outs 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, pre-orders start June 8th for $529.99

Verizon Wireless on Thursday announced that it will carry a 4G LTE version of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb tablet. The device — currently the thinnest tablet on the market — will be available in two capacities, 16GB and 32GB, and will launch in two color schemes: “metallica gray” and “glossy white.” Save for its 4G LTE radio and updated operating system, the tablet is nearly identical to the special edition that we reviewed earlier this month: it offers a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, a 1280 x 800 resolution display, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats, and a 3-megapixel rear camera. Pre-orders begin on June 8th, and you can pick up the 16GB version for $529.99 or the 32GB model for $629.99 with a new two-year contract. Verizon Wireless also said that it will offer a range of accessories for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, including a full keyboard. Hit the jump for the full press release. More →

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AT&T announces Android powered Pantech Crossover

By on June 1, 2011 at 1:45 AM.

AT&T announces Android powered Pantech Crossover

AT&T officially announced the Pantech Crossover on Tuesday, Pantech’s first Android smartphone. The Crossover is powered by a 600MHz processor, runs Android 2.2 (Froyo), sports a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, a 3.1-inch touchscreen display, support for 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi networks, a 2GB microSD card, a 3-megapixel camera, and a 1,500 mAh battery good for up to five hours of use. It may not offer the best specs, but it does come with an affordable price tag. You’ll be able to pick up the Pantech Crossover on June 5th for just $69.99 with a new two-year A&T contract. Hit the jump for the full release. More →

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HTC DROID Incredible 2 review

By on May 27, 2011 at 3:00 PM.

HTC DROID Incredible 2 review

The DROID Incredible 2 recently landed on Verizon Wireless, and it has some tough shoes to fill. When the original launched, it was BGR’s favorite Android phone to date despite stiff competition from the Motorola DROID, which launched at the same time. The DROID Incredible 2 packs some decent hardware, like a 1GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 720p video, and more, but its specs — and data speeds — don’t match those of phones at the higher end of Verizon’s portfolio. Is the DROID Incredible 2 a worthy successor to the original or does it fall short? Read on to find out!

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 pre-orders start at $499.99

By on May 18, 2011 at 7:01 PM.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 pre-orders start at $499.99

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android Honeycomb tablet is now available for pre-order from J&R. The 16GB tablet is priced at $499.99 while the 32GB version will set you back an additional $100. Here’s a quick rundown of its specs: it offers a 10.1-inch display with a 1280 x 800 resolution, a 1GHz dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, full 1080p HD playback, a 3-megapixel camera capable of recording 720-p video, a 2-megapixel forward-facing camera for video chats, and more. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 also happens to be the thinnest tablet on the market right now. If you want a deeper dive, be sure to check out our full review of the limited edition version.  J&R doesn’t specify exactly when the tablet will ship, although we’ve heard the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be available on June 8th. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 review

By on May 13, 2011 at 1:00 PM.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 review

The BGR team picked up the new and improved Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 from Google’s I/O conference earlier this week, and I have been using it non-stop for the past few days. There’s a lot to discuss here: the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is the third Android Honeycomb-powered tablet launched by a major OEM in the United States, and Samsung went to great lengths to revise the design and slice off the extra bulk. The unit I have measures just 0.33-inches thick, which makes it the thinnest tablet available on the market today. It’s powered by a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor, contains 32GB of storage, and Samsung promises that there will be an Android 3.1 update coming in the “next few weeks.” Is the Galaxy Tab 10.1 the best Honeycomb tablet yet? Check out our gallery below, and then read on to find out!

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Acer Iconia Tab A500 Android tablet hits Best Buy for $450

By on April 25, 2011 at 2:29 PM.

Acer Iconia Tab A500 Android tablet hits Best Buy for $450

The Acer Iconia Tab A500, an Android 3.0 (Honeycomb tablet) with a 10.1-inch display, is now available from Best Buy for $450. The Iconia Tab A500 — not to be confused with the Iconia Tab A501 headed to AT&T — is powered by a dual-core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor clocked at 1GHz, offers 16GB of onboard storage, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera for video chats, a 5-megapixel rear camera, and up to 8 hours of battery life. It also comes with 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR, and a microSD card slot that supports up to 32GB of additional storage. Best Buy says the tablet will ship from its warehouse within 1 business day, and we confirmed that local stores in New York City are stocking the device. More →

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Verizon Wireless 4G LTE MiFi available now, in stores April 21st

By on April 18, 2011 at 9:28 AM.

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE MiFi available now, in stores April 21st

While we’ve been testing out Samsung’s 4G LTE mobile hotspot for a couple weeks, there’s just something about Novatel that we can’t shake. After all, they were the first with a MiFi device. If you have been holding on to the thought of a 4G LTE MiFi ever since CES, today is the day. The Verizon Wireless MiFi 4510L 4G LTE mobile hotspot is now available for purchase from Verizon online, and will be available in stores on April 21st for $99 after a two year service agreement and rebate. Verizon’s $50 monthly service plan gets you 5GB of data usage, with additional usage billed per gigabyte. The new MiFi, in addition to obviously supporting Verizon’s 4G LTE network, features the ability to share a microSD card over your mini wireless-network and offers an eInk display which conveniently shows network status and battery life at all times on the front of the unit. Verizon has also noted — via Twitter — that it has “a mess of new cities and towns” launching with LTE this Thursday, April 21st. The full press release is after the break. More →

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HTC Sensation gets early unveiling from Vodafone; 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch qHD [video]

By on April 12, 2011 at 7:18 AM.

HTC Sensation gets early unveiling from Vodafone; 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4.3-inch qHD [video]

HTC is expected to release the HTC Sensation — formerly known as the Pyramid — later today, and those suspicions were all but confirmed by the anxious folks over at Vodafone. In an early morning snafu, the company outed HTC’s 4.3-inch, touchscreen beast in all its glory. So what are we looking at? Glad you asked. The Sensation will sport a qHD, SLCD display that, as we’ve already mentioned, measures 4.3-inches on the diagonal. Sitting behind that formidable window will be a dual-core, 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, 4GB of internal storage, microSD card slot, 8 megapixel rear-facing camera with dual LED flash, and a 1.2 megapixel front-facing camera. The handset will also be running the new and improved Sense user experience. You don’t have to take our word for it, there is a trio of leaked videos awaiting your scrutiny after the break. More →

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