Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus was Thermos anticipated Android mobile phone of the year, because its the first android phone to run the Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest and feature rich Android Operating System of 2011. As reports say that, Galaxy Nexus doesn’t support the USB Mass Storage Support it seems.
Is it something Google have left behind in the ICS 4.0 ? Actually NOT. When Dan Morrill Android Engineer, responds during Impromptu Q&A Session, “Why Galaxy Nexus is not supporting USB Storage Feature ?“, he replied, “That USB Mass Storage is supported on devices that will have removable Storage Cards explaining how it wasn’t available on the Galaxy Nexus.
It isn’t physically possible to support UMS on devices that don’t have a dedicated partition for storage (like a removable SD card, or a separate partition like Nexus S) This is because UMS is a block-level protocol that gives the host PC direct access to the physical blocks on the storage, so that Android cannot have it mounted at the same time.
The unified storage model in honeycomb, shares full 32 GB between app data and media data, which is no more staring sadly at your 5GB Free storage on your Samsung Galaxy Nexus S, when your internal app data partition has filled up. Its considered as one big volume by default.
So in order to provide that feature effectively, android will use MTP where in windows, it has built in MTP support in Explorer that makes it look exactly like a storage disk. On Linux and Mac OS X its not that easy to have but still, it is possible and expected to arrive soon.
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