Android, Linux get Large File Handling With Tuxera exFAT

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Mobile video is getting more mainstream, especially with smartphones appearing that can record HD video. One downside to these large files is the inability for filesystems to deal with them. FAT, the common file handling system from Microsoft, has limits on individual file sizes that restricts the use of large HD video files. Tuxera  has developed the exFAT file system which can handle large files with ease. The company has quietly released a version of the exFAT system that is compatible with both Android and Linux.

Tuxera has licensed the appropriate technology from Microsoft so companies deploying exFAT are entitled to use the technology enabled by the filesystem. The company has not named any partners who have licensed the technology for Android, but it is likely we will see exFAT on Android devices down the road.

“The wait is over. I am thrilled to tell everyone we now have the world’s first exFAT implementation for Android. Thanks to our latest innovations and strong relationship with Microsoft, we can guarantee blazingly fast performance for flash drives and energy efficient consumer electronics,” said Mikko Välimäki, Tuxera CEO. “Tuxera’s exFAT for Android is not just the first to market, but it is also built on a very portable codebase that we will strive to make the de facto standard.”

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