July 24, 2016

Improvements on smaller app downloads on Google Play

Android users installed 65 billion apps from play store in the last year. However users are concerned about the application downloadable size and actual size it takes in the device.

Google Play introduced new delta algorithm to reduce the size of app updated recently.
According to the recent post, Google Play had recently expanded delta and compression algorithms to apply to these APK Expansion Files in addition to APKS, reducing the download size of initial installs by 12% and updates by 65% on average.

Users are able to see clearer size information in the Play Store.

Example 1: Showing new "Download Size" of APK
Example 2: Showing new "Upload Size of APK"

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