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Google increases Android app size to 100MB

Google has made a little change to the Play Store, which could have big implications for Android app, with developers now able to publish apps up to 100MB in size.
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September 29, 2015
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Google has introduced an update to the Play Store that will have a big impact on the Android apps you use and install. The update to the Play Store means the max app size has doubled in size from 50MB to 100MB, which will allow developers to include more in the initial app size, rather than rely on post-install downloads like many games do.

While this is perfect for game developers, it also has ramifications for the normal non-gaming apps that many people use. As an example, the latest Facebook update weighs in at 44.64MB and if Facebook wanted to add several new features, it would probably hit the 50MB limit.

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With the increased app size, app developers should now be able to create even more complex apps, that make full use of the prowess that current smartphones possess. Of course, the larger app size isn’t great news for those who have a small amount of internal storage on their handset or concerns over mobile data usage but otherwise, it’s a big step forward for Android app developers.

Are you a developer? If so, what does the increased file size mean for you and your development? Let us know in the comments below!