Tuxera, the developer of NTFS-3G file delivery systems, has released an exFAT driver for Android and Linux based operating systems.
The new variant of Microsoft's FAT file system will allow operating systems to handle very large files.
exFAT, which stands for Extended File Allocation Table, was first developed by Microsoft as a replacement for FAT and FAT32 file systems for flash drives.
The format has been implement by Microsoft since Windows Vista Service Pack 1.
In a press release, Mikko Välimäki, Tuxera CEO, said: “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.”
Microsoft has supported Tuxera ever since the company started working on NTFS file system and has agreed to offer patent rights to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) if they wish to implement the new file system in their devices.