Mar, 05 2012

There’s no question that Android applications are getting bigger and better. Whether it’s with games or full featured Twitter applications, it’s rare you’ll find anything under a few megabytes. For those that get into gigabyte territory, Google has upgraded the previous 50MB limit for Android apps to a whopping 4GB in extra resources, to better accommodate developers.

This means you’ll start to find a lot less apps that, after installation, ask to download GB’s of system resources to your SD before you can play a game. Also, users will now be able to see the real size of the applications they’re looking to install. Soon, gone will be the days of downloading a 1MB game only to find it needs 3GB of SD storage and by that time, the 15 minute return window is over. Now, the 15 min wont start until the whole app — including resources — are completely downloaded and ready for play. There’s also a certain amount of safety that can be found when downloading extra resource files from Google servers vs. the app developer’s. Never know what you can catch these days.

App developers can find more helpful resources via the source link below.