Friday, 18 May 2012

Samsung Galaxy S3: User manual causes exFAT consternation, we have an update!

The recent release of the User Manual for the S3 has caused a bit of a stir for those looking forward to the exFAT support we reported is native to the S3. It states there is support only for Fat32 formatted cards up to a maximum size of 32GB, which is obviously counter to what our research found, and even contradicts Samsung's own official launch announcement where they specifically mention support for cards up to 64GB in size.

If the presence of an official Samsung document excluding exFAT support has set your teeth on edge, we have some good news.

You see, I'm in touch via Twitter with @Amon_Ra - known Android developer and all around good guy (follow him now!), and he has actually had an S3 in his possession since last week for testing
purposes. I asked him to test exFAT support for me, and this was his reply:

@NZtechfreak I formatted an 8Gb microsd to exFAT using Windows 7. It works without issues in the S3.

So there you have it, actual user confirmation that exFAT works natively on the S3. You can relax now on that count. Now all you have to worry about is the million other questions you have about the S3, and the interminable wait for it's release...