Friday afternoon is all about Pixel leaks, it seems like. The folks at XDA Developers just dug up some evidence from that Pixel 4a that previously showed up on video, which indicates Google's next mid-ranger will pack faster UFS 2.1 storage. That will almost certainly be a significant bump in storage speed over the comparatively "slow" eMMC in last year's Pixel 3a. Not all of our readers will be familiar with the differences between these standards, but the short version is: The Pixel 4a could anecdotally feel a lot faster. Read More
Whether you're looking to expand the storage space on your smartphone, camera, or gaming system, today's deal from Sandisk could have precisely the card you're looking for, especially if you need to store 4K video or other especially large files. Several MicroSDXC cards are currently on sale at Amazon, including 256GB and 400GB cards discounted to their lowest prices yet ($28 and $64, respectively) and a 1TB card that's available for only $208 — which is just a few dollars off its best-ever pricing. Read More
We've already looked at open-source alternatives to several major Google apps and services in this series, but there are still a few categories left to go over. Now it's time to check out the open-source equivalents to Google Drive, the company's cloud storage product.
Thankfully, the feature gap between Google Drive and the alternatives isn't massive — all of them have clients for desktop and mobile, easy file sharing, and other features. Depending on what hardware you have on hand, these options might not even cost you anything. Read More
Micro SD support may be less common these days, but there are still plenty of devices that can utilize them. For the most part, SD cards have gotten quite affordable, but larger storage sizes are still a bit past impulse buy territory. If you act fast, though, you can save a whopping 40% on PNY's U3 Pro range. Read More
Whether you need a new MicroSD card to store ultra high-quality videos or large files, SanDisk has got you covered with its 1TB Extreme MicroSDXC card. It offers outstanding performance and traditionally sells for $450. However, thanks to a markdown on Amazon, you can now get it for just $300. Read More
Most flagship Android phones are generous with internal storage these days; the Galaxy S10 comes with a minimum of 128GB internal storage, and some devices have up to 1TB of capacity. If you've accumulated a lot of junk files on your phone, or if you have a budget device with less storage, you might still need to clear some space. Read More
Most current phones come with a decent amount of onboard storage. However, media files and apps are also increasingly heavier, meaning you can quickly run out of space on your device. Thankfully, a wide range of handsets and tablets have a microSD slot to accommodate for extra storage. If you're looking for one, you're in luck, as PNY's 32GB and 64GB microSDXC cards are discounted on Amazon, selling for $9 and $13, respectively. Read More
Amazon's Fire tablets are usually a great value, but they typically come with less internal storage than most smartphones. The cheapest models come with just 16GB of space, with less than that available for downloading apps and storing data.
In this guide, we'll go over some ways you can clear up the junk on your Fire tablet. Read More
Another day on the Amazon Deals of the Day carousel and this go-around, we're hitting up the storage device manufacturer PNY. If you want a 512GB SD card for well under $100, a 256GB microSD for under $40, or the best price on a 256GB USB-C drive, all of them are on sale until midnight PDT. Read More
Fans of third-party cloud storage providers will be excited when Chrome OS 75 finally reaches the Stable Channel. The update will deliver an optional flag which enables storage services other than Drive to finally integrate into the Files app in Chrome OS via Android apps — though not all third-party storage solutions are compatible. Read More