FILE SYSTEM Posts on XDA

[Update: Rolling out for Huawei Y9 Prime] Honor and Huawei announce global rollout of Magic UI 2.1/EMUI 9.1 with GPU Turbo 3.0

Magic UI 2.1 is the next major update to Honor's UX, which in turn builds upon the changes and improvements that Huawei undertakes for EMUI 9.1. The Magic UI 2.1 update was set to arrive on the Chinese variants of Honor View20 and Honor Magic 2 in May, while global variants received the update in...

Chrome OS 70 brings native network file share support

At one point in time, Chrome OS was nothing more than a minimal operating system that let you access various web services. As time has gone on though, it's become clear that Google has begun taking Chrome OS very seriously as it has started to gain mainstream feature after mainstream features. Even the supplemental features...

Huawei announces the EROFS Linux file system intended for Android devices

A file system is a technology that outlines how data is stored and retrieved. There are many different kinds of file systems, each with their own benefits, to pick from. You've probably heard of file systems like exFAT, F2FS, ext4. Choosing one file system over another can have profound impacts on storage performance and stability,...

The Journey of F2FS and why File Systems Matter: Interview with Stan Dmitriev from Tuxera

File systems aren't discussed on XDA or any other forum all too often. The topic involves a lot of low-level development, so developers prefer to focus on applications, ROMs, or kernels. Nevertheless, the file system is a vital part of every storage. It's the technology that outlines how data in your device's storage is stored...

Diving into SDCardFS: How Google’s FUSE Replacement Will Reduce I/O Overhead

Several months ago, Google added something called “SDCardFS” to the official AOSP branches for the Linux kernel. At the time, the move was noticed only by some kernel developers, but otherwise flew under the radar of most users. No surprise there considering the fact that most users, including myself, do not really know what goes...

Why You Won’t Get N’s Seamless Updates on Your Current Android Device

If you read our recap of the events from Google I/O the other day, we detailed how the new seamless update feature was going to work in Android N. You can go back and read the piece for a longer explanation, but in essence Android N borrows the dual-partition setup from Chrome OS in order...