Originally Posted by HarryT
But doesn't Android already need to address all those issues, regardless of whether the manufacturer chooses to have an SD card slot on a particular device?
I think you've already encountered some of the complexity with your new device
'Android' doesn't have to deal with support issues, or be blamed if the device is complicated to use, individual device manufacturers do.
If the issues are addressed, but not in very user-friendly ways, device manufacturers might choose to just avoid the whole issue.