For users, âoeAdaptable Storage Devicesâ entails that they can move an appâ(TM)s code plus its private data to external storage without having to turn to third-party tools or OEM hacks. Looking at a technical aspect, the setup will format the external storage to be in league with the internal one and will wrap it in a layer of specific encryption. So to Android, it becomes a part of a greater storage layout. In laymanâ(TM)s terms, Android M will treat an external storage device like an SD card as if it were internal storage, letting users move apps and other data between storage devices.
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