Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet 7 Supports Adoptable Storage

A couple of weeks back, Barnes and Noble announced its latest Nook tablet, called the Nook Tablet 7. Barnes and Noble latest offering happens to be a new competitor to Amazon's popular Fire Tablet which retails for $50 and the new Nook Tablet 7 retails for the same price. Both the Fire Tablet and the Nook Tablet 7 happen to be budget tablets which come with only 8GB of internal storage, though both do come with support for micro SD cards. However, what sets the Nook Tablet 7 apart from the Fire Tablet is that it supports "adoptable storage".

"Adoptable storage" was first introduced by Google back in 2015 when Android 6.0 Marshmallow was launched. With this feature, users who own devices which come with micro SD card slots are allowed to format any micro SD card inserted into the device and the Operating System (OS) will identify the added storage as the device's internal storage. While it comes with stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow, manufacturers are given the option to disable "adoptable storage" on their devices, with many manufacturers opting to do so, including LG and Samsung. However, certain devices from manufacturers such as HTC and Motorola support the said function. Now, it has been discovered by tech website 9to5Google that the brand new Nook 7 Tablet also supports this function. Considering that the Nook 7 Tablet is a $50 tablet that comes with stock Android and also supports "adoptable storage", it is a pretty good run for your money.

In order for you to enable "adoptable storage" on the Nook 7 Tablet, start off by inserting your micro SD card into the device. Next, go to Settings, look for "Storage & USB" and tap on it. Then, tap the name of your micro SD card, tap the settings of it and pick the option "Format as Internal". After doing so, simply follow the prompts which will appear on the display and the tablet will format your micro SD card and you will be able to use the storage as the internal storage from then on. However, do take note that once doing this process, your micro SD card will no longer work on PC's. Also, if you plan on removing the micro SD card from the device, you should turn off the device before doing so.

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