With consideration of major android flagship releases, the trends seems to be that most manufacturers are choosing to abandon microsd cards. Thinking of recent HTC releases (One X, V, S…), Xperia line, and most prolifically, the Nexus line, it appears as if the future for expandable future in upcoming smartphones is bleak.
With the exception of Samsung (staying true with removable battery AND microsd), it seems like all the other manufacturers are choosing to leave it out in favor of overpricing internal storage upgrades of the same phone at $100 intervals.
Personally, I was secretly hoping (really praying actually) that the Nexus 4 would tank and get no sales…I know it sounds bad, but I want Google to take a hint that forcing people to use their cloud services by eliminating choices is BAD for consumers.
Anyway that’s my opinion. Let me know what you guys think about this trend? Are you worried as a consumer and Android fan? Do you seeing this pattern ever changing or is this the end to expandable memory on Android (as removable batteries are all but already dead)?