Adoptable Storage is a new feature that Google introduced with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. What it basically does is format and merge the microSD card storage into a single memory partition. This enables the operating system to easily install applications on the card as if it’s a part of the onboard storage. Unfortunately two of the hottest smartphones due soon do not support this feature.
LG and Samsung both launched their new flagships last week and the handsets will be released in the next few weeks. They will without a doubt be the hottest Android smartphones on the market once they come out.
Samsung decided not to use Marshmallow’s Adoptable Storage feature because it doesn’t want users to be stuck with a microSD card that’s unable to transfer miles between multiple devices. That’s a major downside of this feature but at least, Marshmallow gives users the choice of deciding whether they want the card in portable mode or internal storage mode.
LG appears to have similar concerns which is why it’s also not support the feature in LG G5. This is likely not going to appeal to heavily storage users but that’s how it’s going to be.
It’s a shame particularly for those who are happy that Samsung has brought back expandable storage with the Galaxy S7 since its fans didn’t really like the fact that it removed microSD card support from the Galaxy S6.