Samsung's Android 9 Pie update may also bring adoptable storage

Samsung's Android 9 Pie update may also bring adoptable storage
The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+

Adoptable Storage is a feature that has been available on most Android devices since the introduction of version 6.0 Marshmallow back in 2015. It allows users to use microSD cards as additional storage for apps, rather than just external storage for media and documents.

For some reason, Samsung never adopted this feature, despite the benefits it offers low-end users. As spotted by SamMobile, though, a post on the forums of XDA Developers has revealed that the feature may soon make its way to Galaxy-branded smartphones.

More specifically, the Android 9 Pie update for the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+, and Galaxy Note 9 will enable the feature for users. It was found in the software’s leaked builds but doesn’t work perfectly at the moment – it crashes when the used storage reaches 40%. Nevertheless, with the beta program for this software just around the corner, users should soon be able to take advantage of it.

As Samsung begins rolling out the latest Android build to more devices next year, older smartphones will presumably benefit from it as well. Considering the amount of built-in storage present in Samsung’s current devices, though, it will be users of entry-level devices such as the Galaxy J2 Core that benefit the most from this change.

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5 Comments

1. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

About time. Samsung should never have held back on this feature I understand that it may slow performance ( I truly get it) but let the user decide just throe up a warning that if the feature is use performance may degrade. Can't wait for this feature to make it down to the S8 and Note 8 lines.

2. cmdacos

Posts: 4264; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Used the workaround back on either the s7e or the s8 and didn't like it at all. I lost my sd data when I changed devices because of MDM encryption. With storage sizes the way they are today and sd card memory extremely fast there is no need in my opinion.

3. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Don't need it, new phones have enough storage.

5. Tziggy14

Posts: 624; Member since: Sep 02, 2014

In third world countries where smartphones are used as the primary technology device than computers, the more storage the merrier.

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31307; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I'm not too big on the new app switching (although it looks hella beautiful), but I can't wait to get One UI, and Pie on my Note 9. This basically makes a new phone, brand new.

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