What happens if you need to listen to your stored data when there is no internet connectivity?
Although Apple's iPad is still the fastest selling Tablet PC on the market, the current model does not come with any accessory to load or save multimedia locally. This article serves to illuminate the ways you can store and retrieve information using Android Tablet PCs.
1. SD or MicroSD cards
These cards allow you to transfer the MicroSD card from your mobile phone or personal computer to your aPad to display your pictures or listen to your songs. Do not that Micro SD cards above 32GB are unsupported by Android Tablet PCs.
2. Jump Drives (USB Memory Sticks)
Most 7 and 10 inch aPads contain a USB interface allowing you to connect flash drives to them.
If your aPad comes with a mini A USB port, you can use a mini A to female B USB cable to attach your jump drives to your aPad. Accessing the jump drive is done by accessing the "SCSI" folder using any file explorer tool like ES File Explorer or OI File Explorer.
If your aPad comes with a USB port like most 10 inch aPads do, simply attach the flash drive to this device. Use a file utility application to access the contents of the drive.
In either option the Tablet will take approximately two minutes to mount the jump drives before you are able to access them.
3. Using Your Computer
This is a conventional option that will work with a mini A to male B USB cable. When you connect your Tablet PC to your computer your computer will create a logical drive that will link to the internal (flash drive) of your Tablet PC. I discovered this may not work on some Tablets due to driver issues. If it doesn't work you could create a dropbox account that is becoming increasingly popular these days.
In summary accessing information from a Micro SD card or a USB Memory stick is a very convenient method of managing your songs, movies and eBooks with the Android Tablet devices. It not only allows us to create space on the Internal Hard Drive, it also allows us to easily transfer information locally from one computing device to another.