Android M Will Allow Users To Transfer App Data and APKs To MicroSD Card
One thing I love about the tech industry, is that we always look at the future. We look at the future so much, sometimes we even ignore the stuff around us in the present.
One example is Android Lollipop, which isn’t available on plenty of smartphone models, but that doesn’t stop us or Google from talking about the future and the future is, Android M.
The new OS comes packed with plenty of new features and improvements based on fan feedback. One such feature is enhanced support for MicroSD card.
Support for MicroSD card is called “Adoptable Storage Devices.” ASD wasn’t mentioned during Google’s I/O Keynote, however, references were found in Android M developer preview documentation.
The most interesting part of this feature, is the ability for users to transfer both APKs and app data to an SD card. Don’t get too excited just yet, this feature won’t work without developers’ permission.
According to preview documentation, SD cards will be encrypted and formatted in way that they will behave like the internal storage of a smartphone.
Moreover, Adoptable Storage Devices feature of Android M also supports external USB sticks. USB OTG support will be built-in to Android M.
Android M is currently in development and plenty of features are yet to be revealed. We will have more details for you on Android M in the near future.