There are so many new details about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus arriving on the scene since its release late last week, people may be getting a bit of a head rush. Unfortunately, though, not all of the details are all that great. Like this little nugget of joy, which may or may not be a deal breaker for some people.
As you’ve known for some time now, USB mass storage mode is one of the easiest ways to get media onto your phone from your computer. Just plug it in, drag and drop, and you’re good to go. But, a new report suggests that it won’t be that easy with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, as the device itself doesn’t support USB mass storage mode. But, Android 4.0 does. According to Google, USB mass storage mode is supported in Android 4.0 for external storage, but not for internal memory.
Basically, it comes down to the fact that the Galaxy Nexus doesn’t have a microSD card slot. Devices that launch with Android 4.0, or that will be upgraded and feature a microSD card, will be able to use the USB mass storage mode. Which is still some good news, but terrible news if you were planning on buying the latest Nexus device.