The marriage of Chrome OS and Android apps is still very much in their early days. As Google continually prepares errors and improves things, new features are bound to get out of Android. Currently, it looks as if Google is considering bringing adoptable storage over from Android to Chrome OS.
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What is adoptable storage? On Android, this feature allows users to hold an SD card in the device that the system can process as internal storage. This actually increases the amount of storage space your site offers, rather than just opening up more space for images, files, and limited applications.
While Chrome OS supports Android apps and has limited support for SD cards in those apps, adoptable storage has never been part of it. According to a new error tracker, it seems that it can be changed. Nothing is concrete yet, but Google is clearly looking to bring adoptable storage over from Android to Chrome OS. If this happens, it will be a welcome feature for those with lower Chromebooks, who often offer as little as 32 GB of storage.
Android has a feature called Adoptable Storage, but currently the feature is not supported on Chrome OS. This error is to track the function. Due to the lack of feature, Chrome OS users cannot install apps to their sdcard … Just to put expectations, we currently do not have a concrete plan to implement this. Android's recommendation (CDD) is to implement solid storage in a long-term stable location, since it is accidentally connecting them, can lead to data loss / corruption, but most Chromebooks do not have such a location unfortunately.
There are some ways to this, however. Android recommends that this feature be included on a device only if it is a "long-term stable location" for the memory device. This obviously eliminates any kind of USB solution, but it also discourages vulnerable SD card slots. Most Chromebooks are in this situation with a few exceptions. For example, the original Samsung Chromebook Plus has a door that covers the microSD slot, as does the Samsung Chromebook Pro. Others like Pixebook and Slate lack SD storage completely.
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However, the simple argument that still supports bringing the feature to the Chromebook is that even exposed microSD slots rarely see accidental removal of the card.
Another interesting question to ask is how Chrome OS should implement adoptive storage. It can only apply to Android apps or the system as a whole. At present, it is unclear what the purpose is, whether it is even early. Hopefully, we'll see progress in bringing this feature to Chrome OS in the coming months.
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