Jump to navigation
Android Market apps

Google has increased the maximum capacity of Android apps from 50MB to a generous 4GB, giving developers ample room to create even bigger and better software.

The change comes as a wave of powerful devices sporting quad core processors are set to land on store shelves, enhancing the prospect of more sophisticated applications and games than was possible with the previous cap.

Apps will be hosted on the Android Market, saving devs server costs, while users will be able to see the total size of apps and all downloadable content before they install/purchase anything.

Although smaller apps are actually easier for users to download, the additional capacity combined with the latest-gen specs could open up the door to higher quality 3D games that potentially match the production values of those found on handheld consoles.

However, it’s highly likely that bitesize titles will continue to be the staple choice for most devs as the market for entry-level and mid-range devices with lower-end hardware continues to expand.

Via:

Android Developers

Join the conversation

comments powered by Disqus

Stay up to date

  • Google+ Follow uSwitchTech
  • Subscribe to our RSS feed

Latest Comments

  • Joseph Iezzi 4 hours ago More wearables coming from... What a mess. Bought a 360 for my Daughter for Christmas. It did not work. Sent it back and got notice that...
  • Robertkoa 12 hours ago LG G4 leaks, has bigger camera... I am a big fan of increasing Sensor size on Flagships and Pro Phones( a new Class I am advocating which is...
  • Kachmos 13 hours ago Android Auto rollout begins Such a very ideal application for individual who own a vehicle because this application will give some car...

Search news

Categories