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Google Play now lets you see apps actual size before downloading


Google Play now lets you see apps actual size before downloading

Remember those moments when you want to download an app or game from the PlayStore and you discover its size is quite larger than what you expected? Good news! Google Play now lets you know an apps size before downloading in its recent update.

Google Play now displays the actual storage space a whole app or an upgrade will take up, so you don’t accidentally download anything too big. Basically, if an update is, say, 4MB, the new update will show that exact figure  in each apps details , giving you the chance to reconsider downloading or deleting some items to free up some space so you don’t run into the dreaded “insufficient storage space”.

Besides displaying more accurate file sizes, Google also tweaked its Play Store algorithm to make updates even smaller. The updated algorithm will make those updates up to 50 percent smaller.

Finally, Google’s improved compression algorithms will reduce big games’ file sizes, which could be as huge as 2GB, by around 12 percent. Those with high-end phones might not get much out of these changes, but they could make a big difference for those who own more affordable devices with limited storage.

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