Over at this year's Mobile World Congress, SanDisk introduced what it claims is the world's highest capacity micro memory card. This 128 GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC USH-I promises to meet the growing storage needs of mobile device users today.
Considering how long Android 4.4 has been out in the wild, this might not actually be a new feature, or misfeature if you prefer. But it was only recently noticed that Android's latest external storage policy has been updated and will basically limit apps in writing to external SD cards.
The SanDisk Ultra Dual USB Drive has been announced this morning. Essentially, this is a flash drive with a microUSB port on one end, and a regular sized USB port on the other. The drive works in connection with the SanDisk Memory Zone app, and is touted as being "the easiest way to free up space on your phone or tablet." With that in mind, the folks at SanDisk sent a unit over in advance, which means we have already had a bit of hands-on time.
We got a look at the Leef Bridge way back in June. As a reminder, this is a small device that has USB and microUSB ports along with some storage allowing users to move files between a regular computer and smartphone or tablet. And well, we often see products evolve and in this case, the Leef Bridge has hit version 3.0 with a few key improvements.
Next month, Sony will be releasing a new kind of USB flash drive that is designed to fit all your file transferring needs, literally. This 2-in-1 USB drive has connectors that fit both micro and regular USB ports. And it's made to be Android-friendly to boot.
The OUYA team mentioned that external storage support was an item that was in the works. This news came back in September and while it was encouraging, there was little detail provided other than it being an item that was being worked on. As for a timeline it was simply listed as "coming." Well, it looks like that time has arrived, for those who are willing to play in the beta space.
Seagate has come forward with details on a 500GB hard drive designed for mobile devices. This would obviously mean much more available storage as compared to what we are seeing with flash storage at the moment and on top of that, Seagate has said this new drive will bring the "same power, performance and reliability of a flash device."
SanDisk has unveiled a pair of Connect branded devices that could help to free up some space on your smartphone or tablet. The devices are the Connect Wireless Flash Drive and the Connect Wireless Media Drive. These are both expected to arrive next month and they will both allow you to wireless stream and also transfer files to and from.
The folks from SanDisk have been leading the charge on removable storage and USB storage for a long, long time. Their Mobile Ultra and Extreme SD cards have always been among the quickest on the market, but this morning they just launched a new era in Micro-SD cards. Currently the Mobile ULTRA micro-SDXC is the fastest they offer, but their new Extreme will nearly double the performance.
Mega users now have an Android app available. Well, technically you had an Android app available, however that app now has the official blessing from Mega. Those looking for the app should look for one called Mega from Mega Limited. And just like the service itself, the Mega app for Android is available for free. Otherwise, the app is currently sitting at version 1.0.2 and with just about everything you would need in terms of features.